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Spotlight on Nuclear Security INFCIRCs at ICONS

13th February 2020
Spotlight on Nuclear Security INFCIRCs at ICONS

Thursday, 13 February, from 12:30 to 14:00

Conference room M6

The Governments of the US, Canada, Australia and Norway are hosting a side event focusing on IAEA Information Circulars (INFCIRCS) related to nuclear security on Thursday, 13 February. The event will highlight documents such as INFCIRC 901, which addresses Certified Training for Nuclear Security Management, as well as INFCIRC 908 on Mitigating Insider Threats and INFCIRC 899 on the Nuclear Security Contact Group.

The Joint Statement on Certified Training for Nuclear Security Management, published by the IAEA as INFCIRC 901 on 6 December 2016, outlines commitments to support the WINS Academy in its efforts to expand its international certification programme through advocacy, peer review support and contributions. IAEA Information Circular 901 reads:

We welcome other States, supported by industry and civil society, to provide a tangible commitment in support of the WINS Academy and certified professional development for nuclear security. Together we can help to ensure that nuclear and other radioactive materials remain secure under the management of demonstrably competent professionals.

INFCIRC 901 follows up on Information Circular 869 of 2014, which included among its 14 optional proposed actions supporting or participating “in the development of World Institute for Nuclear Security best practice guides and training activities.” The INFCIRC 901 document was submitted by the Government of Canada and has been endorsed by Finland, Hungary, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Romania, Thailand, the UK, and the USA. Canada and WINS welcome more countries to subscribe to INFCIRC 901 and make concrete commitments to both demonstrable competence and gender parity in the field of nuclear security.

ICONS attendees can join the event from 12:30-14:00 in conference room M6 on the ground floor of the M-Building.

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