Multilateral agreements in nuclear energy

II. Non-proliferation and nuclear security

Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (Amendment to the CPPNM)

The objective of the Amendment to the CPPNM is to achieve and maintain worldwide effective physical protection of nuclear material and of nuclear facilities used for peaceful purposes; to prevent and combat offences relating to such material and facilities worldwide; as well as to facilitate co-operation among states parties to those ends. It extends and enhances the scope of the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM).

Adopted: 8 July 2005

Entered into force: 8 May 2016

Parties: 118 (see table below)

More information on the Amendment to the CPPNM, including the text, is available here.

The unofficial consolidated text of the CPPNM, as amended on 8 July 2005 [Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and Nuclear Facilities (CPPNMNF)] is available here.

The current status of the Amendment to the CPPNM is available here.

The following articles related to the Amendment to the CPPNM were published in the Nuclear Law Bulletin:

Contracting States to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material
Albania Cuba Israel Montenegro Senegal
Algeria Cyprus Italy Morocco Serbia
Antigua and Barbuda Czech Republic* Jamaica Myanmar Seychelles
Argentina* Denmark Japan* Namibia Singapore
Armenia* Djibouti Jordan Nauru Slovakia*
Australia Dominican Republic Kazakhstan Netherlands* Slovenia*
Austria Ecuador Kenya New Zealand Spain*
Azerbaijan El Salvador Korea* Nicaragua Sweden*
Bahrain Estonia Kuwait Niger Swaziland
Bangladesh EURATOM Kyrgyzstan Nigeria Switzerland*
Belgium* Fiji Latvia Norway Tajikistan
Bolivia Finland* Lesotho Palestinian Authority Thailand
Bosnia and Herzegovina Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Libya Pakistan* Tunisia
Botswana France* Liechtenstein Panama Turkey
Bulgaria* Gabon Lithuania Paraguay Turkmenistan
Bukina Faso Georgia Luxembourg Peru Ukraine*
Cameroon Germany* Madagascar Poland United Arab Emirates
Canada* Ghana Mali Portugal United Kingdom*
Chile Greece Malta Qatar United States
China* Hungary* Marshall Islands Romania* Uruguay
Colombia Iceland Mauritania Russia* Uzbekistan
Costa Rica India* Mexico* Saint Lucia Viet Nam
Cote d'Ivoire Indonesia Moldova San Marino  
Croatia Ireland Monaco Saudi Arabia  

* Country with at least one nuclear power plant in operation.


Last reviewed: 6 August 2018

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