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Information Circular

National Nuclear Detection

Dec 14 2016
Statement on behalf of Finland
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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) plays a central role in global nuclear security, particularly in nuclear detection and cooperation. The Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT) supports international cooperation on nuclear detection, emphasising cross-cutting issues and interdisciplinary collaboration. The IAEA’s Nuclear Security Programme assists states in establishing effective detection architectures, integrating comprehensive capabilities and resources.


Commitments made during the 2016 Washington Nuclear Security Summit reaffirm the dedication to improving national detection architectures, preventing illicit trafficking, and avoiding duplication of efforts between IAEA, GICNT, and other bodies.




Key principles include:

  • A comprehensive detection strategy
  • Clear organisational roles
  • Promotion of nuclear security culture
  • Integration of border and interior detection capabilities


The statement emphasises support for IAEA guidance, contributions to its development, and participation in periodic review workshops to share good practices and enhance international awareness. GICNT partners express commitment to actively contribute to nuclear detection efforts within the Global Initiative.

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