VERTIC organises a workshop on the IAEA Additional Protocol in Senegal

VERTIC organised a two-day workshop in Dakar, Senegal as part of its Additional Protocol Project. The workshop was titled: ‘Facilitating the adoption and implementation of the IAEA Additional Protocol in Senegal’ and took place on 10 and 11 March 2014.

The workshop was hosted by the Senegalese Authority for Radioprotection and Nuclear Safety (Autorité de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire - ARSN), and brought together participants form various national authorities involved in the nuclear field, including Hospitals, Customs Authorities as well as the Ministries of Energy, Justice, Health, Industry and Mines, Environment and Sustainable Development, Foreign Affairs 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 7 sessions that covered topics including the global non-proliferation regime, detailed implementation requirements and options for the Additional Protocol, case studies in Additional Protocol implementation, and interactive sessions investigating paths forward for the adoption of the Protocol.

Senegal is a state party to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and has a Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement in force. Senegal signed the Additional Protocol on 15 December 2006. It also has a Small Quantities Protocol, amended to the updated IAEA guidelines on 6 January 2010.


Last changed: Mar 17 2014 at 4:44 PM