Multilateral agreements in nuclear energy

II. Non-proliferation and nuclear security

Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM)

The CPPNM establishes measures related to the physical protection of nuclear material used for peaceful purposes during transport, criminalisation of offenses relating to nuclear material and international co-operation and exchange of information.

Adopted: 26 October 1979

Opened for signature: 3 March 1980

Entered into force: 8 February 1987

Parties: 155 (see table below)

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

The text of the CPPNM is also reproduced in Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 23.

The current status of the CPPNM is available here.

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

Parties to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material

Afghanistan Côte d'Ivoire India* Mongolia Senegal
Albania Croatia Indonesia Montenegro Serbia
Algeria Cuba Iraq Morocco Seychelles
Andorra Cyprus Ireland Mozambique Singapore
Antigua and Barbuda Czech Republic* Israel Myanmar Slovakia*
Argentina* Democratic Republic of the Congo Italy Namibia Slovenia*
Armenia* Denmark Jamaica Nauru South Africa*
Australia Djibouti Japan* Netherlands* Spain*
Austria Dominica Jordan New Zealand Sudan
Azerbaijan Dominican Republic Kazakhstan Nicaragua Swaziland
Bahamas Ecuador Kenya Niger Sweden*
Bahrain El Salvador Korea* Nigeria Switzerland*
Bangladesh Equatorial Guinea Kuwait Niue Tajikistan
Belarus Estonia Kyrgyzstan Norway Tanzania
Belgium* Fiji Lao People's Democratic Republic Oman Togo
Bolivia Finland* Latvia Pakistan* Tonga
Bosnia and Herzegovina Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Lebanon Palau Trinidad and Tobago
Botswana France* Lesotho Panama Tunisia
Brazil* Gabon Libya Paraguay Turkey
Bulgaria* Georgia Liechtenstein Peru Turkmenistan
Burkina Faso Germany* Lithuania Philippines Uganda
Cabo Verde Ghana Luxembourg Poland Ukraine*
Cambodia Greece Madagascar Portugal United Arab Emirates
Cameroon Grenada Malawi Qatar United Kingdom*
Canada* Guatemala Mali Romania* United States*
Central African Republic Guinea Malta Russia* Uruguay
Chile Guinea-Bissau Marshall Islands Rwanda Uzbekistan
China* Guyana Mauritania Saint Kitts and Nevis Vietnam
Colombia Honduras Mexico* Saint Lucia Yemen
Comoros Hungary* Moldova San Marino Zambia
Costa Rica Iceland Monaco Saudi Arabia EURATOM
         
         
         
         
         
         
         

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

 

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Last reviewed: 9 February 2017