VERTIC organises a workshop on the IAEA Additional Protocol in Côte d’Ivoire

VERTIC organised a two-day workshop in Abidjan Côte d’Ivoire as part of its Additional Protocol Project. The workshop was titled: ‘Facilitating the adoption and implementation of the IAEA Additional Protocol in Côte d’Ivoire’ and took place on 16 and 17 of December 2013.

The workshop was hosted by the Ivorian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and included participants form various national authorities involved in the nuclear field including the Ministries of Petroleum and Energy, Industry and Mines, Justice, Health and Higher education and Scientific Research.

The workshop aimed at raising awareness on the Additional Protocol including how it can be effectively and efficiently implemented and the process whereby the Protocol can be brought into force. The workshop included 9 sessions that covered topics including the global non-proliferation regime, detailed implementation requirements and options for the Additional Protocol and interactive sessions investigating paths forward for the adoption of the Protocol. Contributing experts from the US Department of Energy and the Norwegian Radiation Protection Agency provided their national experiences on how the Protocol is implemented in their countries.

Côte d’Ivoire is a state party to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty and has a Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement in force. Côte d’Ivoire signed the Additional Protocol on the 8th of September 2008.


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