The Nuclear Security Governance Experts Group (NSGEG) is a multi-sector coalition
of experts with diverse nuclear experience that has developed more than
50 recommendations for improving nuclear security.


The Strengthening Nuclear Security Implementation initiative broke new ground at the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit in the effort to harmonize and strengthen the global nuclear security regime. Find out how it was developed and could evolve at the next summit and beyond in a new report.  


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. 


Five Priorities for the 2016 Summit 

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


NSGEG Policy Recommendations

International Convention on Nuclear Security

Creating an effective and sustainable mechanism to strengthen the global nuclear security regime.

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Responsibility Beyond Rules

Five steps and 30 recommendations to significantly improve the global nuclear security system by 2020.

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A Strategy for Soft and Hard Governance

Coupling a long-term vision with a practical step-by-step process to eliminate and prevent weak links in nuclear security.

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Promoting Greater Transparency

Encouraging and incentivizing greater information sharing while protecting sensitive information.

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Improving Regime Cohesion

Fully implementing existing elements and building a unified an durable 21st century global nuclear security system.

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Building International Confidence & Responsibility

Balancing sovereignty with global responsibility and demonstrating effective nuclear security.

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