Union support for the universalization and effective implementation of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism

PROJECT DURATION: January 2019 - November 2022



- EUR 3,496,978.84 (UNODC)

- EUR 1,503,007.16 (UNCCT/UNOCT)


IMPLEMENTING PARTNERS:  United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT)/UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT)



ICSANT is one of the 19 international legal instruments against terrorism that UNODC is mandated to promote by the United Nations General Assembly. Since its adoption in 2005, UNODC has devoted increasing efforts to promote ICSANT, highlighting the benefits of adhering to it, offering relevant legislative assistance and building the capacities of relevant stakeholders.

The project was adopted under Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1939 of 10 December 2018 and has one component to be implemented by UNODC and one component to be implemented by UNCCT/UNOCT. UNODC's component falls under the framework of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime's Terrorism Prevention Branch's (UNODC/TPB) Global Project 'Strengthening the Universal Legal Regime against Terrorism', which, inter alia,  supports the efforts of Member States to adhere to relevant international legal instruments and to strengthen their national legal and criminal justice frameworks and institutional capacity to counter nuclear terrorism. The project is implemented in close collaboration with relevant UNODC field offices and other relevant institutions and experts, including the International Atomic Energy Agency, the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, the Group of Experts of the United Nations Security Council Committee established pursuant to UN resolution 1540 and the EU Centres of Excellence on Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Risk Mitigation.



The overall objective of the project is to make progress towards the universalization and the effective implementation of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism. Activities under the EU ICSANT project are complementary with, and draw synergies from, UNODC’s project on “Support to the Universalization of International Legal Frameworks related to Nuclear Security” funded by Canada.



e-mail: unodc-icsant@un.org