The International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT) is an essential element of the international legal architecture designed to effectively prevent and counter criminal conduct involving nuclear or other radioactive material. Due to the technical nature of its scope of application, this Convention might appear complex at first to many, and its content or relevance not easy to grasp.
With a view to raising awareness on this Convention, as well as an understanding of its requirements and main provisions, UNODC developed a website entirely dedicated to ICSANT, which is intended to serve as a repository of all relevant information and existing resources on this international legal instrument. It will be available in all six UN official languages. On 30 September 2021, UNODC held an online event to launch its new website on ICSANT.
The website was developed within the framework of a 3-year project, funded by the European Union and jointly implemented with the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre of the UN Office of Counter Terrorism (UNCCT/UNOCT). The project’s main goal is to promote the universalization and effective implementation of ICSANT.
The event was organized to present this new tool and provide an overview of its salient features. It gathered more than 90 participants from 22 Member States and nine international and non-governmental organizations.
The website can be accessed via www.unodc.org/icsant.
Further information on ICSANT, as well as UNODC’s related assistance, can be requested at email@example.com.