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The Central Role of Nuclear Operators in Implementing the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) and its Amendment

12 March 2024 - 14 March 2024 Online, Selected Audience

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


The Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) and its Amendment (A/CPPNM) is the only binding international instrument concerned with the physical protection of nuclear material and nuclear facilities. It has several implications for nuclear operators, including the following:

  • It influences the content of national legal and regulatory frameworks for the physical protection of nuclear material and nuclear facilities
  • It defines criminal offences involving or directed at nuclear material and nuclear facilities
  • It impacts how many national stakeholders - including nuclear operators - design, plan and implement nuclear security measures It raises the question of how recent global events that have changed the threat and risk environment for nuclear operators can be

Much of the discussion to date surrounding the CPPNM and its A/CPPNM has been focused on stakeholders at the international and national level, often overlooking the perspective of nuclear operators.

To help fill this gap, WINS is holding a three-day workshop to shine a spotlight on whether nuclear operators recognise the link between  this international instrument and their daily practice; how their experience can be conveyed to the international community of practitioners and how this experience could be used to enhance both the instrument and collective support for it.


Are you a nuclear operator?

Are you responsible for the design and implementation of physical protection measures or are you impacted by physical protection measures in carrying out operations?

Is your country a State Party to the Convention on Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and its Amendment (if you’re unsure, you can click here to find out)?

Would you like to learn more about the role of this important international legal instrument in shaping your country’s approach to physical protection of nuclear material and facilities?

Then sign up for this workshop to:

  • Hear from experts about the role of nuclear operators under the CPPNM and A/CPPNM
  • Engage with other participants and subject matter experts on the topic in an interactive  manner
  • Understand how nuclear operators can benefit from a deeper awareness of these international obligations in a dynamic threat and risk environment


The objectives of this online workshop are:

  • To understand the link between the CPPNM and A/CPPNM and the nuclear security programme of an operator.

  • To consider how the experience of operators may be communicated to a broader audience of international community of practitioners and how these experiences can strengthen the CPPNM and A/CPPNM and the collective support for it.

  • To analyse how the evolving threat and risk environmentcan be considered under the existing obligations in the CPPNM and A/CPPNM.

  • To provide initial recommendations on how CPPNM and A/CPPNM implementation of obligations can be strengthened through an enhanced role of operators in their national nuclear security


The target audience of this online workshop are:

  • Nuclear operators
  • Nuclear regulators
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Security agencies
  • Government officials
  • International organisations
  • Non-governmental organisations
  • Academia

WINS promotes gender equality diversity and inclusion in all its events. Women and people with diverse gender identities are encouraged to attend this roundtable and to contribute to the discussions.


Date: 12-14 March 2024

Duration: 450 minutes

Language: English

Time: 14:00 - 16:30 CET

Recording: The recording of the workshop is available for all WINS Members:
Day 1 Recording

Day 2 Recording

Day 3 Recording

Contact Information

   Tomás Bieda

   Luka Čekić

Key Information

•   Agenda



•   - Day 1 - Slides Chris Clark


•   - Day 1 - Slides Jonathan Herbach


•   - Day 1 - Slides Susan Perkins


•   - Day 2 - Slides Francesca Andrian


•   - Day 2 - Slides Lina Centeno


•   - Day 2 - Slides Pablo Zunino


•   - Day 3 - Slides Jeanette Jensen


•   - Day 3 - Slides Scott Reardon


•   - Day 1 - Slides Carol Higson



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Selected Audience