Non proliferation rss

Amendment to key security agreement enters into force

Nuclear Policies

09 May 2016

The world will be "a safer place" now that the amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Materials has entered into force, according to International Atomic Energy Agency director general Yukiya Amano.

EU-Iran cooperate on nuclear safety

Nuclear Policies

22 April 2016

Salehi-Canete_April_2016-(AEOI)-48The European Commission and Iran are to launch their first nuclear safety cooperation project under a joint statement issued during an EU delegation's visit to Tehran.

USA sets out nuclear security strategy

Nuclear Policies

06 April 2016

The US Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has outlined its strategic plans for reducing the threat of nuclear proliferation and terrorism, including changes to the USA's program to dispose of surplus military plutonium.

Australia joins fourth generation reactor forum

Nuclear Policies

03 May 2016

Australia is to become the 14th member of the Generation IV International Forum. In addition to accepting Australia's entry, last week the forum's policy group also elected a new chairman.

Nuclear security agreement to enter into force

Nuclear Policies

08 April 2016

Nicaragua_CPPNM_deposit_(IAEA)-48A key security agreement, once described by IAEA director general Yukiya Amano as the single most important step to strengthen nuclear security, is set to become legally binding after Nicaragua became the 102nd state to adhere to the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Materials.

Leaders pledge to build on security summit series

Nuclear Policies

04 April 2016

Nuclear_Security_Summit_2016_(White_House)-48World leaders attending the last in the current series of Nuclear Security Summits on 1 April pledged to establish a high-level group to sustain and take forward work to build a strengthened and comprehensive global nuclear security architecture.