IAEA, Member States to Mark Entry into Force of Key Nuclear Security Agreement

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano will host a public event on 6 May to mark the entry into force of a landmark agreement aimed at strengthening global nuclear security and reducing the risk of nuclear terrorism. The event will be attended by IAEA Member States.
The Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) takes effect on 8 May, 30 days after the number of countries adhering to this legal instrument reached the necessary threshold for its coming into force. One hundred and two countries have now adhered to the Amendment, which amount to two-thirds of the 152 States Parties to the CPPNM. …

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