UNODC promotes the international legal framework against nuclear terrorism in Uganda

 

The threat of nuclear terrorism is real and alarming.

It remains a critical challenge to Governments around the world. A key tool in combatting this threat is implementing and adhering to the international legal framework on nuclear terrorism. In this regard, the UNODC offers support to countries to become party to and implement these important international legal instruments.

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).

The visit aimed at raising awareness on the importance of becoming party to, and fully implementing, ICSANT and the A/CPPNM, through two days of bilateral high-level meetings and a one-day national workshop.

The workshop brought together 38 participants from a number of government agencies. The discussions in the workshop addressed the benefits of being party to ICSANT and the A/CPPNM as well as the challenges faced with regard to national implementation in the region. The workshop also reviewed United Nations Security Council resolution 1540 (2004) and its synergies with the treaties.

The visit was made possible due to the financial support offered by the European Union.