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International Seminar on Essential Elements of Nuclear Security



International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), USA


The seminar provides participants with an intense contemporary survey of issues and activities regarding multiple aspects of nuclear security. Topics will include the international legal framework supporting nuclear security, identification of and remedies to threats against nuclear security, radiological dispersal devices, responses to incidents involving nuclear and other radioactive material, illicit trafficking in nuclear and radioactive sources, detection and identification instruments and practical exercises designed to incorporate this knowledge into Member State planning and procedures to protect against threats to nuclear security.

States to be invited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Benin, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Ghana, Indonesia, India, Israel, Kenya, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Republic of Moldova, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tunisia, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vietnam


Preference will be given to Member States nominating up to 3 management / decision-making officials each representing one of the following entities: law enforcement / intelligence community, nuclear regulatory body, facilities operations, national legislative affairs or the primary emergency response organization of the Member State.

Participants' qualification

Participation is open to decision makers, senior officials and managers from the five disciplines identified as integral to a Member States' overall nuclear security scheme. Participants should be directly responsible for initiating, establishing and/or sustaining activities related to nuclear security and/or the response to incidents involving nuclear and other radioactive material.


Lectures will be provided in English.

Language requirements

Organizations nominating personnel should ensure the capability of a level of verbal and written communication commensurate with the subject matter of the training.

Nature of the seminar

This seminar will feature lectures, presentations and exercises given or led by recognized experts in the various disciplines comprising nuclear security. The schedule is designed to allow adequate time for expert presentations while ensuring sufficient time for participant interaction and discussion. Participants will be expected to provide an overview of current nuclear security efforts within their respective countries and to make recommendations for ways of improving the content of the International Seminar.

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