Nuclear Security Reporting

The shared consequences of malicious acts involving nuclear material make it important to build international confidence that states are addressing this threat and to assist one another by sharing experiences. Despite this, engagement with the existing reporting mechanisms­—both voluntary and mandatory—under the nuclear security regime has been limited so far.

In recent years, a number of initiatives have been put forward to encourage increased reporting and information-sharing in nuclear security and to make it a more straightforward and useful process for states.

The Programme’s work has focused on supporting and encouraging expanded reporting on nuclear security through existing measures and proposed initiatives, as well as exploring states’ attitudes and practices on the subject. In particular, a priority was to identify the key challenges and obstacles that states—and especially developing countries—may face when approaching nuclear security reporting.

The Programme will look out for opportunities to engage further in the process and to provide direct assistance to states wishing to improve their reporting practices.

International Initiatives on Nuclear Security Reporting

Joint Statement on Consolidated Reporting

Joint Statement on Consolidated Reporting Annex 1 – Consolidated National Nuclear Security Report Form

IAEA International Physical Protection Advisory Service

VERTIC Resources on Nuclear Security

National Implementation Measures – International agreements on nuclear weapons and material

National Implementation Measures – Nuclear Security Legislation Database

Nuclear Security Reporting: proposal for a Consolidated National Nuclear Security Report

Further Resources on Nuclear Security Reporting

Strengthening the Legal Framework for Nuclear Security: Means and Methods to Facilitate Compliance and Enhance Transparency

J.D. Herbach,  2014, International Conference on Nuclear Security: Enhancing Global Efforts. Proceedings of the Interational Conference

International Nuclear Security Peer Reviews: Making the IAEA IPPAS General and Sustainable

A. Nilsson, J. Bernhard, and C. Jorant, 2016, NSGEG Report