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

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


Last reviewed: 6 August 2018