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

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

Last reviewed: 27 February 2018