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Strengthening the Role of Industry in Implementing the Obligations in the A/CPPNM

31 March 2022 - 31 March 2022 Online, Public Event

Applications for this event are closed
Workshop on autonomous and remotely operated systems: Benefits and challenges to nuclear security


The CPPNM and its Amendment is the only legally binding international instrument in relation to the physical protection of nuclear material and nuclear facilities. The CPPNM and A/CPPNM are binding on States Parties to the CPPNM and States Parties who have ratified the Amendment and it generally forms the basis for their legal and regulatory framework and guiding principles systems and measures and for nuclear security at the national level. This event focused on the nuclear industry, as a crucial partner for the implementation of A/CPPNM obligations and as the main custodians and stewards of nuclear material and facilities. It described the practical aspect of nuclear security by addressing daily implementation of nuclear security measures at the industry level and the challenges associated with these. During this one hour event, we reviewed the reality of implementing the CPPNM and its Amendment on a daily basis and what it means having regard to key functions of deterrence, detection and response measures and how these are put into practice.

During this event, WINS presented a review of the current level of engagement of the nuclear industry in international forums for nuclear security, how the industry shares its implementation challenges, and how to move to actionable recommendations with practical examples of how the nuclear industry contributes to strengthening nuclear security at all levels. WINS also presented available tools and services for nuclear industry that could help better implement nuclear security measures to fulfull A/CPPNM obligations. WINS shared its concept of a Benchmarking and Evaluation Service that provides tools to measure the effectiveness of security arrangements, assess the maturity of an operator’s nuclear security culture, and identify areas needing improvement to fulfil national requirements and meet international obligations.


The main objectives of this side event were:

  • To highlight the role of industry in implementing A-CPPNM obligations
  • To review the status of the engagement of the nuclear industry in international forums
  • To present available tools to assess the status of implementation of nuclear security systems and measures
  • To identify new ways to engage with nuclear industry and strengthen nuclear security.


We welcome applications from:

  • Government officials,
  • Operators,
  • Regulators,
  • International Organizations and Non-Governmental Organizations,
  • Industry representatives


The event was conducted both in person and online.

Location of the in-person event: International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna International Centre, M Building, Room M7, Wagramer Strasse 5, 1220 Vienna, Austria

Online participation: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclceCqrTsuH92PSyBQI3UPCPgv9tCXrPNa 

Date and time: 31 March 2022, 8:30 AM CET




Contact Information

   Tomás Bieda

   Anida Celikovic


Online Event

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