UNODC Events

2024

UNODC Holds the Second Event of its Virtual Speaker Series on ICSANT and Nuclear Terrorism: International Cooperation on Nuclear Forensics and ICSANT

On 16 February 2024, UNODC conducted the second session of its virtual speaker series, which focused on international cooperation on nuclear forensics and the relevance of ICSANT. Read more >

UNODC Promotes the Implementation of ICSANT at a National Parliamentary Session on Nuclear Security in Zimbabwe Organized by Parliamentarians for Global Action

On 12 February 2024, UNODC contributed to the national parliamentary session on nuclear and radiological security convened by Parliamentarians for Global Action in Harare, Zimbabwe. Read more >

Palau to Become the 124th State Party to ICSANT

On 19 January 2024, Palau deposited its instrument of ratification of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT) with the United Nations Secretary-General. On 18 February 2024, the country will become the 124th party to the Convention. Read more >

UNODC Holds the First Event of its Virtual Speaker Series on ICSANT and Nuclear Terrorism

UNODC launched a virtual speaker series on ICSANT and nuclear terrorism funded by the Government of Canada. The first event of the series was hosted on 19 January 2024 and focused on the topic of border management in the context of ICSANT. Read more >

2023

UNODC CBRN Terrorism Prevention Programme Newsletter

UNODC CBRN Terrorism Prevention Programme released its first newsletter, covering highlights of its work in 2023. Next issues will be released on a quarterly basis.

UNODC Supports the Promotion of the Convention on the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Relating to International Civil Aviation

UNODC recently participated in an International Air Law Treaty Workshop, organized by the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Legal Affairs and External Relations Bureau and hosted by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) at the Singapore Aviation Academy from 12 to 14 December 2023. Read more >

UNODC Contributes to the EU Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Centres of Excellence–African Union Forum on Reducing CBRN Risks

On 12-13 December 2023, UNODC contributed to the first European Union CBRN Centres of Excellence–African Union Forum on mitigating risks related to CBRN materials, which was held by the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute on 12-13 December 2023 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Read more >

UNODC Holds First National Training Seminar in Montenegro for Judicial and Prosecution Training Centres on the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism

On 11 and 12 December 2023, UNODC conducted a seminar in Montenegro, the first within a series of national seminars for judicial and prosecution training centres, under the new EU Project Union Support for the universalisation and effective implementation of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT). The seminar brought together judges from across the country, prosecutors, inspectors, a representative of the national ecotoxicological research centre, and other government officials. Read more >

UNODC Supports Countries in Southeast Asia to Become Party to the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT)

On 4 December 2023, UNODC held an event, the fourth within a series of online regional workshops, under the new EU Project Union Support for the universalisation and effective implementation of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT). The workshop was addressed to countries in Southeast Asia that are not yet party to ICSANT, and gathered more than 40 participants, including senior government officials, from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Read more >

UNODC Continues Cooperation with Brunei Darussalam on the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism

On 22 November 2023, UNODC conducted an online meeting with representatives of Brunei Darussalam on facilitating adherence to and implementation of ICSANT. Read more >

UNODC Supports the Parliamentarians for Global Action through a National Parliamentary Session on Nuclear Security in Cameroon

On 15 November, Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA), an international network of legislators committed to promoting peace, security, and human rights, convened an event in Yaoundé, Cameroon to foster dialogue and action to address nuclear security concerns. Read more >

UNODC Supports Pacific Countries Become Party to and Effectively Implement the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT)

On 14 November 2023, UNODC held an event, the third within a series of online regional workshops, under the new EU Project Union Support for the universalisation and effective implementation of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT) which started on 1 July 2023 and will run until 30 June 2026. The workshop was addressed to countries in the Pacific that are not yet party to ICSANT. Read more >

Republic of the Congo to Become the 123rd State Party to ICSANT

On 14 November 2023, the Republic of the Congo deposited its instrument of accession to ICSANT with the United Nations Secretary-General and will become the 123rd party to the Convention in thirty days. Read more >

UNODC Continues to Support African Countries to Become Party to and Effectively Implement the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism

On 6 October 2023, UNODC held an event, the second in the series, targeting French-speaking African countries not party to ICSANT and bringing together senior policy and decision makers from the region. Read more >

Strengthening Nuclear Security Worldwide Through A/CPPNM and ICSANT

The synergies between the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) and its Amendment (A/CPPNM) and the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT) in strengthening nuclear security globally were discussed at a side event last week during the 67th IAEA General Conference. The event was jointly organized by the IAEA and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as part of their efforts in further promoting the universalization and effective implementation of the A/CPPNM and ICSANT. Read More >

Zimbabwe to Become the 122nd State Party to the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism

On 28 September 2023, Zimbabwe deposited its instrument of accession to ICSANT and will soon become 122nd State party to this Convention. This event culminates over five years of excellent cooperation between the country and UNODC. Read More >

UNODC Supports African Countries Become Party to and Effectively Implement the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT)

To support Member States’ response to these threats, UNODC conducted its first online regional workshop on 20 September 2023 under the new EU Project Union Support for the universalisation and effective implementation of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT) which was launched on 18 September and will run until 2026. The workshop brought together over 60 participants from some 20 countries in the African region. Read More >

UNODC and UNOCT Hold Vienna Launch of the EU-Project Union Support for the Universalisation and Effective Implementation of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT)

On 18 September in Vienna, Austria, UNODC, in cooperation with UNOCT and the European Union (EU), launched the new EU project Union Support for the Universalisation and Effective implementation of ICSANT. Read More >

Albania to Become the 121st State Party to ICSANT

Since 2018, UNODC has been working with the Government of Albania to promote and facilitate their adherence to ICSANT. After depositing its instrument of ratification with the United Nations Secretary-General on 21 August 2023, Albania will now become the 121st party to the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT) on 20 September 2023. Read More >

UNODC Promotes the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism in Brunei Darussalam

With a view to promoting greater adherence to this Convention, UNODC conducted a country visit to Brunei Darussalam on 27 June 2023 in cooperation with the country’s Prime Minister’s Office. During the visit, UNODC held a meeting with around 30 stakeholders from various institutions (Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Finance and Economy, Ministry of Defence, Royal Brunei Armed Forces, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Home Affairs, and Safety, Health and Environment National Authority). Read More >

UNODC Raises Awareness and Builds Capacity on ICSANT in South-East Asia

Under the European Union-funded project “Union support to promote the universalization and effective implementation of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism” and recognizing the importance of bringing together stakeholders from the same region, UNODC conducted several regional workshops, most recently in Bangkok, Thailand on 21-22 June 2023. Read More >

UNODC Promotes Effective Regional and International Cooperation Mechanisms to Investigate and Prosecute Radiological and Nuclear Crimes

On 30 May–1 June 2023, UNODC co-organized the tabletop exercise “Snow Leopard” in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, which aimed to identify and demonstrate effective regional and international cooperation mechanisms for investigating and prosecuting radiological and nuclear crimes. Read More >

UNODC Workshop for the Pacific: The Importance of Joining and Effectively Implementing ICSANT

On 8-10 May 2023, UNODC conducted a workshop on promoting the universalization and effective implementation of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism for the Pacific region, which gathered participants from the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. Read More >

UNODC Contributes to IAEA Workshops to Strengthen Nuclear Security in Africa

Nuclear technology is applied safely and peacefully in several ways across the globe; however, it may also be misused for terrorist or other criminal purposes. To prevent and suppress offences involving nuclear or other radioactive material, it is essential that all States establish a strong legal framework Read More >

UNODC Enhances Capacities of Member States in South-Eastern Europe to Investigate, Prosecute and Adjudicate Nuclear and Radiological Crimes

UNODC held a regional workshop in Vienna on 21-22 March 2023 to support Member States' efforts in strengthening the capacities of their criminal justice systems for the effective implementation of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT) in South-Eastern European countries Read More >

UNODC Contributes to UNODA’s Workshop on United Nations Security Council resolution 1540 (2004)

On 14-15 March 2023, UNODC contributed expertise at a workshop organized by the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), jointly with the Government of Kenya and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), for IGAD Member States (Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda). Read More >

UNODC Promotes the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism at an AFRICSIS Regional Meeting in Ghana

On 16-17 February 2023, UNODC contributed to a high-level meeting on facilitating adherence to the A/CPPNM in Africa organized by the African Center for Science and International Security (AFRICSIS) in Accra. Read More >

UNODC Promotes the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism in Maldives

On 14 February 2023, as part of its outreach efforts to promote the universalization of this key legal instrument, UNODC conducted a country visit to the Republic of Maldives, with a view to encouraging the country’s policy and decision-makers to consider adhering to the Convention. Read More >

UNODC Promotes the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism in Mauritius

On 7 February 2023, UNODC contributed to a national workshop for Mauritius to raise awareness on nuclear security for senior officials in the country. Read More >

2022

ICSANT at 15: High-level event commemorates anniversary of the Convention’s entry into force

To commemorate the fifteenth anniversary of the Convention’s entry into force, on 12 December 2022 UNODC, the Government of Canada and the European Union (EU) co-hosted a high-level event to discuss progress made since then, celebrate the Convention’s successes, and chart the future of promoting ICSANT and strengthening the global nuclear security architecture. Read More >

UNODC Promotes the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism in Ghana

On 6-7 December 2022, UNODC conducted a national workshop for Ghana to support the universalization and effective implementation of ICSANT under a projectfunded by the European Union. Read More >

UNODC and Canada Hold First Criminal Investigation and Mock Trial on the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism

UNODC, with the financial and in-kind support of the Government of Canada, held a pilot criminal investigation and mock trial training exercise on the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT) on 29 November - 1 December 2022.Read More >

UNODC Promotes the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism in Iceland

Effective protection of nuclear and other radioactive material - to ensure that they are not misused for criminal purposes - needs to rest on a robust legal foundation. The International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT) is a key legal instrument in this regard, but lacks universal adherence nonetheless. Read More >

UNODC Promotes the International Legal Framework Against Nuclear Terrorism in Tanzania

As part of its efforts to promote ICSANT, UNODC conducted a visit to the United Republic of Tanzania on 26 October 2022. The visit was comprised of high-level bilateral consultations with the Office of the Attorney General and the Ministry of Constitutional and Legal Affairs, during which the counterparts discussed the roles of respective national stakeholders in the process of adherence to ICSANT, benefits of joining the Convention and its synergies with the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM). Read More >

UNODC Promotes the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism in Cambodia

On 17 October, UNODC met with H.E. Gen. Phorn Nara, General Secretary of the National Authority of the Prevention of Chemical, Nuclear, Biological and Radiological (CBRN) Weapons of Cambodia, along with representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Justice to discuss ICSANT. Read More >

UNODC Promotes the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism in Malaysia

Under the project “Promoting Universalization and Effective Implementation of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism” funded by the European Union, UNODC has been actively promoting adherence to the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT), which currently comprises 120 States Parties. As part of these outreach efforts, UNODC conducted a country visit to Malaysia on 11 October 2022. Read More >

UNODC Promotes the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism in Ireland

The International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT) contributes to a safer world by, inter alia, requiring its Parties to criminalize certain conduct involving nuclear or other radioactive material. Universalization and effective implementation of this Convention will ensure that there is no safe haven for alleged perpetrators.

As such, UNODC conducted a country visit to Ireland on 26-27 September 2022 to promote adherence to, and effective implementation of, ICSANT. Read More >

UNODC Promotes the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism in Lao PDR

Radioactive sources are employed in a myriad of peaceful applications across the globe; however, they also offer the potential to be misused for terrorist or other criminal purposes. It is precisely with the intention to address this threat that the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT) was adopted in 2005. Read More >

UNODC’s Launches New eLearning Module on the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT)

The establishment of a robust legal framework is a precondition to an effective criminal justice response to intentional and illicit conduct involving nuclear or other radioactive material. As part of its programme to prevent and suppress chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear terrorism, UNODC launched in June 2022 the eLearning module on the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT). Read More >

UNODC Promotes the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism in Albania

On 15-16 June 2022, UNODC conducted a country visit to Albania to promote adherence to, and implementation of, ICSANT. During the meetings, UNODC underlined the importance of becoming party to ICSANT with concrete examples on benefits of adherence and provided an overview of the technical and legislative assistance that UNODC can tailor to Albania’s needs with regard to its adherence to, and implementation of, ICSANT. Read More >

UNODC Contributes to IAEA International Seminar to Strengthen Nuclear Security

On 23-25 February 2022, UNODC contributed to the IAEA international seminar on the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) and its Amendment (A/CPPNM) and provided substantive expertise by delivering lectures on the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT), its synergies with the CPPNM and A/CPPNM, as well as UNODC’s relevant assistance programmes. Read More >

2021

UNODC promotes the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism at IAEA Regional Workshop for Africa

UNODC recently contributed to an IAEA Regional Workshop to Promote the Universalization of the A/CPPNM for Africa, which was held virtually on 13 and 14 December 2021. Read More>

UNODC and IAEA Join Forces to Promote Key International Legal Instruments Against Nuclear Terrorism

From 11-12 November 2021, UNODC and the IAEA held their first ever joint event to promote the universalization of the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (A/CPPNM) and the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT). Read More >

UNODC Launches New Website on the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT)

On 30 September 2021, UNODC held an online event to launch its new website on the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT). The website is intended to serve as a repository of all relevant information and existing resources on this international legal instrument. Read More >

UNODC Promotes the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism in Grenada

On 7 September 2021, UNODC delivered an online national workshop on ICSANT together with the Government of Grenada. The event was a follow-up to the regional workshop for selected CARICOM countries, which was held in Barbados in February 2020. Read More >

UNODC Concludes Webinar Series on Countering Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Terrorism

International legal approaches and criminal justice responses to the threat of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) terrorism were the focus of a webinar series conducted by UNODC between 2020-2021. Read More >

2020

UNODC Supports National Implementation of Nuclear Terrorism Convention

In December 2020, UNODC delivered a webinar on “The Implementation of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT): The Experience of Cameroon”. The webinar was conducted in French and focused on one Member State’s experience with the adherence to and national implementation of the convention. Read More >

UNODC Supports English-Speaking African Countries to Address the Risks of Nuclear Terrorism

On 11 November 2020 UNODC delivered an online workshop for English-speaking African countries which are not yet party to ICSANT in order to promote the universalization and effective implementation of the Convention. Read More >

UN Security Council experts join UNODC to deliver webinars on key legal instruments against nuclear terrorism

On 8 and 9 September 2020, UNODC conducted two webinars, held in French and Spanish, on countering chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) terrorism. The webinars focused on UNSC resolution 1540 and its relationship to three instruments which are key components of the international legal framework on nuclear security: the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism, the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and its 2005 Amendment. Read More >
UNODC Briefs the Council of the European Union's Working Party on Non-Proliferation (CONOP) on Efforts to prevent Nuclear Terrorism
On 16 July 2020, the Chief of UNODC’s Terrorism Prevention Branch, Mr. Masood Karimipour, virtually briefed the Council of Europe’s Working Party on Non-Proliferation (CONOP) on the progress made by UNODC on the implementation of Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1939 on Union Support for the Universalization and Effective Implementation of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT). Read More >
UNODC promotes the international legal framework against nuclear terrorism in Uganda
On 3-5 March 2020, the Terrorism Prevention Branch (TPB) of UNODC, in cooperation with the IAEA, organised a country visit to Uganda to facilitate adherence to and implementation of the 2005 International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT) and the 2005 Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (A/CPPNM). Read More >
UNODC Supports CARICOM countries to Act against Risks of Nuclear Terrorism
On 25-27 February 2020, UNODC and the Government of Barbados co-hosted, in Bridgetown, a regional workshop for selected CARICOM countries on the universalization and effective implementation of the 2005 International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT), the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) and its 2005 Amendment (ACPPNM). Read More >

UNODC Promotes the International Legal Framework Against Nuclear Terrorism in the Philippines

UNODC’s Terrorism Prevention Branch and the Regional Office for Southeast Asia and the Pacific (ROSEAP) delivered a national workshop on the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT) in Manila on 20 February 2020. Read More >

Criminal justice responses to nuclear terrorism addressed by UNODC's Terrorism Prevention Branch

On 11 February 2020, the Terrorism Prevention Branch hosted a side event on UNODC's contribution to the prevention of nuclear terrorism. The event took place on the margins of the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) International Conference on Nuclear Security: Sustaining and Strengthening Efforts (ICONS 2020), at the Vienna International Center. Read More >

2019

UNODC/TPB promotes the universalization of the international legal framework against nuclear terrorism in Latin America and the Caribbean

UNODC/TPB delivered a regional workshop to promote the universalization and effective implementation of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT), the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) and its 2005 Amendment for selected Latin American and Caribbean countries in Panama City on 18-20 June 2019. Read More >

Vienna launch of UNODC-UNOCT project funded by the European Union to promote the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism

UNODC-UNOCT launched a project to promote the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT) in Vienna on 27 May 2019. Read More >

UNODC’s eLearning Module on the International Legal Framework against Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Terrorism

UNODC/TPB launched an e-Learning module on the international legal framework against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear terrorism. Read More >

UNODC/TPB promotes the international legal framework against nuclear terrorism in Angola

UNODC/TPB held a national workshop on the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism, the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and its 2005 Amendment in Luanda on 12-13 February 2019. Read More >

2018

UNODC promotes the Universalization of International Legal Instruments dealing with Nuclear Terrorism

A global workshop on the universalization of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism, the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material, and its Amendment was held in Vienna on 20-21 March 2018. Read More >

2017

UNODC promotes the international legal framework against nuclear terrorism

The Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT), in partnership with Canada and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), held the Vigilant Marmot Legal Frameworks Workshop in Bratislava from 24 to 26 January 2017. Read more >

Vienna event marks 10th Anniversary of Convention to tackle nuclear terrorism

12 December 2017 - Representatives of Governments and international organizations as well as experts gathered in Vienna last week to mark the 10th anniversary of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT). Read more >

2016

UNODC contributed to IAEA's International Conference on Nuclear Security: Commitments and Actions
UNODC participated in IAEA's International Conference on Nuclear Security: Commitments and Actions held in Vienna, Austria, from 5 to 9 December 2016, as a cooperating organization. Read more >

2015

UNODC/TPB Holds an Expert Group Meeting on the Development of a Training Tool on the International Legal Framework against Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Terrorism

The meeting aimed to obtain an expert peer review of the UNODC/TPB counter-terrorism legal training curriculum's new draft module dealing with the international legal instruments against CBRN terrorism was held on 26-27 August 2015. Read more >

UNODC Promotes the International Legal Framework against Illicit Smuggling of Nuclear and Radioactive Materials

UNODC/TPB participated in a regional dialogue on nuclear smuggling prosecutions, organized by the United States Department of State in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on 1-3 April 2015. Read more>

2014

UNODC/TPB Promotes the International Legal Framework against Nuclear Terrorism in Asia and the Pacific

On 16 and 17 December 2014, senior officials from Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Palau, Philippines, Tajikistan and Tonga gathered at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand, to discuss two key international legal instruments against nuclear terrorism. Read more>

2013

UNODC Holds Workshop on the 2005 Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism

On 16-18 October 2013, senior officials from Comoros, Djibouti, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania and Uganda gathered at UNODC Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya, to discuss the importance of the ratification and legislative implementation of two key international legal instruments in the fight against nuclear terrorism. Read more>

2012

UNODC Promotes the International Legal Framework against Nuclear Terrorism in Africa

On 5 and 6 June 2012, senior officials from nine west African states gathered at the UNODC Regional Office in Dakar, Senegal, to discuss two key international legal instruments in the fight against nuclear terrorism. Read more>

Other Events

UNODC also regularly promotes, and presents on, ICSANT in several international fora, including in events organized by – among others – the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA), the UN Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1540 (2004), and the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Nonproliferation (VCDNP).

Below is a list of events conducted by the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNCCT/UNOCT), which is implementing Component 2 of the EU ICSANT project.

On 17 October, UNOCT launched a new global project on promoting the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT), which is jointly implemented with UNODC and funded by the European Union (EU). The high-level launch event was held in New York on the margins of the First Committee of the General Assembly. Read more >

On 19 June 2023, a side event organized by the EU, UNOCT, and UNODC showcased progress made under the ongoing ICSANT project (January 2019 - June 2023), outlining future priorities for the forthcoming project (July 2023 - June 2026) centered on universalizing and effectively implementing ICSANT; The event emphasized the importance of multilateralism and nuclear security with around 110 participants attending in-person and online. Read more >

On 14 June 2023, UNOCT concluded the National Advocacy Event with members of the National Assembly of Togo, focusing on promoting universalization and effective implementation of ICSANT. Read more >

From 14 to 16 March 2023, 70 participants from over 25 countries gathered in Paris to discuss Radiological/Nuclear Detection and Links to Traditional National Security. Read more >

UNOCT, UNODC and the European Union in collaboration with Italy, the Kingdom of Morocco, and the United States, organized the three-day Mediterranean (MED) Trident Tabletop Exercise and workshop on nuclear detection and forensics on 11 November 2022, in Rome, Italy. Read more >

On 3 August 2022, UNOCT and the European Union organized a high-level side event during the Tenth Review Conference of the NPT, bringing together international organizations, UN agencies, and over 200 Member States to discuss promoting adherence to the Convention and share perspectives on ICSANT's implementation and its contribution to nuclear security. Read more >

The deposit of the instrument of ratification took place during a ceremony organized by the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs at the United Nations Treaty Section in New York on 29 June 2022. Dr. Jehangir Khan, Director of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) of UNOCT attended the event on behalf of Mr. Vladimir Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General of UNOCT and Executive Director of UNCCT. Read more >

On 16 June 2022, UNOCT organized high-level meetings with Albanian officials during Mr. Raffi Gregorian, Director and Deputy to the Under-Secretary-General at UNOCT, visit to Tirana, including with the State Minister for Relations with the Parliament, the Vice Speaker of the Parliament, and the Head of the Majority Party, to promote the ratification of ICSANT. Read more >

On 16 June 2022, UNOCT concluded the National Advocacy Event with members of the Parliaments of Albania with the objective to promote Albania's ratification of ICSANT. Read more >

The virtual workshop, organized by UNOCT within the framework of the EU funded ICSANT project focused on the topic of detection and response at official Points of Entry, featuring discussions on Nuclear Security Architecture, Operational Challenges, and International Cooperation with key speakers from UNOCT, Member States and international organizations. Read more >

On 15 September 2021, the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) concluded a three-day virtual workshop on strengthening cooperation in nuclear security detection and response in the Horn of Africa in collaboration with the European Union and the participation of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Read more >

On 25 February 2021, the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) concluded the National Advocacy Event with Tajikistan Parliamentarians on promoting universalization and Effective Implementation of ICSANT. Read more >

On 24 February 2021, the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) concluded the briefing for the Permanent Missions in New York on promoting universalization and effective implementation of ICSANT. The briefing was opened by Mr. Vladimir Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General for Counter-Terrorism and Executive Director of UNCCT, UNOCT. Read more >

Could terrorists prepare a ‘dirty bomb’ technically known as radiological dispersal device (RDD) to carry out a terrorist attack? UNCCT and the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT) are working together to support Member States to counter the threat. Video can be found here

On 27 May 2019, the European Union and the United Nations launched in Vienna the joint project to prevent acts of nuclear terrorism through the promotion of universalization and effective implementation of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT), following a launch for the New York-based UN community in April 2019. Read more >

On 3-5 December 2019, a Nuclear Detection and Blue and Green Borders Workshop and Exercise was hosted by the Government of Morocco in Tangier, with the support of the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear terrorism (GICNT) and UNOCT-UNCCT. Read more >