Countries Express Support for Strengthening the Nuclear Security Framework
At the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) 59th General Conference, countries issued their support for strengthening global nuclear security measures and recognized the importance of closing the gaps in the international legal system. Such statements included:
Austria also appreciates the recent proposal of an International Convention on Nuclear Security. We believe that this proposal could complement and support the already existing instruments in the field of nuclear security. - Austria National Statement
My country attaches great importance to the strengthening of the legal regime for this issue [nuclear security]... From the beginning, Chile has participated in the summit process, because we think that it lives up to the goal of sending a clear signal, at the highest level, about promoting, strengthening and implementing the legal, political and technical instruments, which bring us closer to our objectives of protecting our citizens from the nuclear threats. (Translation from Spanish) - Chile National Statement
We welcome recent ratifications of the 2005 Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material. These are significant steps toward the entry into force of this important legal instrument. As this draws closer, we should analyse the need for and feasibility of further steps to close the gaps in the international legal framework covering nuclear security. - Denmark National Statement
An International Convention on Nuclear Security (ICNS) would fill the dangerous gaps in the current nuclear security regime and create an effective and sustainable global system. Learn more in the Washington Post amd Arms Control Today.
Visit the Center for Conflict and Security Law for more on the existing international legal framework.
The NSGEG proudly endorses 5 Priorities for the Global Nuclear Security because bold, new actions must be taken at the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit to ensure that the global nuclear security regime is effective, sustainable, and continuously improving. Learn more here.
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