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

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: 125 (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:

  • The International Regime on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material, by L. Vez Carmona (NLB 76, p. 29).
  • Facilitating the entry into force and implementation of the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material: Observations, challenges and benefits, by P. L. Johnson (NLB 94, p. 9).

 

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