Nuclear Security Contact Group


10th Anniversary of International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism

December 12th, 2017

Representatives of Governments and international organizations as well as experts gathered in Vienna to mark the 10th anniversary of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT).

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International Conference on Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and Nuclear Facilities

November 3rd–17th, 2017

An international conference was conducted in order to provide a forum for Member States to share their experiences, difficulties, lessons learned and good practices adopted during the implementation of IAEA document INFCIRC/225/Rev.5. Valuable input was also taken from Member States that are Contracting Parties to the CPPMN and its Amendment regarding the technical aspects of meeting their obligations deriving from these instruments.

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Wilton Park: Emerging Challenges and Opportunitiesm

June 26th-28th, 2017

This meeting assessed ways that emerging threats to, and opportunities for, nuclear security can be identified; how effectively the nuclear security architecture is able to respond to such threats and opportunities; and how it could be reconfigured to maximise that effectiveness.

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Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism: Plenary & IAG Meeting

June 1st-2nd, 2017

The Plenary Meeting provided a forum for partner nations to deliver national statements and provide recommendations that will inform the direction and activities of the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT) for the next two years leading up to the next Plenary Meeting, which will be hosted by Argentina in 2019.

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International Conference on Nuclear Security: Commitments and Actions

December 5th-9th, 2016

This conference was conducted to discuss the national and international community’s experiences and achievements to date in strengthening nuclear security; to enhance understanding of current approaches to nuclear security worldwide; to identify trends; and to provide an inclusive forum at which ministers, policymakers, senior officials and nuclear security experts can formulate and exchange views on future directions and priorities for nuclear security and how these may evolve.

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Government of Canada: Nuclear Security Summit Process

April 11th, 2016

The Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) process was launched to address the urgent and immediate threat to global security posed by nuclear terrorism. Canada strongly supports the NSS process, which is a critical tool for encouraging the international community to address shared challenges through effective nuclear security cooperation.

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Leaders Pledge to Build on Security Summit Series

April 4th, 2016

A joint statement issued on the final day of the two-day summit, held in Washington DC, said that while the Nuclear Security Summit process has led to "significant achievements" in nuclear security at national, regional and global levels, the work of building a "strengthened, sustained and comprehensive global nuclear security architecture" of legal instruments, international organizations and initiatives, internationally accepted guidance and best practices "requires continuous attention".

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