Pakistan's ratification of the 2005 Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM
) is yet another manifestation of Pakistan's confidence in its national nuclear security regime, which is consistent with the contemporary international standards.
The single most effective way to do so would be to ensure that the amendment to the CPPNM
enters into force as soon as possible.
(41) At a 2010 Nuclear Security Summit chaired by President Obama, India was among the selected eight countries that had signed and ratified both the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT) and the 2005 Amendment to the Convention on Physical protection of Nuclear Materials ((Amendment of CPPNM
| VIENNA, Sept 18 (KUNA) -- Kuwait is currently coordinating with world powers and relevant authorities for completing ratification measures of the Convention of Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM
), said the Kuwaiti ambassador to Austria.
The summit will encourage countries to join two key UN conventions aimed at preventing unauthorised activities with nuclear materials and terrorism: the so-called Convention on the physical protection of nuclear material' (CPPNM
) and the International convention for the suppression of acts of nuclear terrorism'.
CTBT Yes (signed Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty 1996/ratified 2000) CPPNM
Yes (ratified Convention on the Physical Protection 1985) of Nuclear Material CPPNM
Amd No Amendment to CPPNM
SQP No Small quantities protocol.
The principal treaty, the 1980 Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM
), currently applies only to international shipments of nuclear material.
internationally recognized crimes, the CPPNM
criminalizes all offenses
(18) The Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM
) is currently in the process of being strengthened through the adoption of additional measures to avert smuggling of nuclear materials or sabotage of facilities.
The amended CPPNM
henceforth requires signatory countries to protect their civil nuclear installations and storage and transport of fissile materials, essentially uranium and the plutonium needed to make an atomic bomb, according to the statement issued by the International Atomic Energy Agency.
The "Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material" (CPPNM
) (13) was adopted in 1980 under the auspices of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the U.N.-related international "watch-dog" organization with technical expertise in the area of the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.