Topical Booklets & Articles

Safeguards & Verification

Verifying Compliance with Nuclear Non-Proliferation Undertakings coverVerifying Compliance with Nuclear Non-Proliferation Undertakings: IAEA Safeguards Agreements & Additional Protocols (2008) This report provides background information on safeguards and explains procedures for States to conclude Additional Protocols to comprehensive safeguards agreements with the IAEA. Download pdf » (564 KB)

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IAEA Safeguards: Staying Ahead of the GameIAEA Safeguards: Staying Ahead of the Game (2007) What are nuclear safeguards and why are they important? Answers are provided in the booklet, describing and explaining the fundamentals of the IAEA safeguards system and its role as a key element of international security, and addressing the system´s implementation, costs, requirements, resources and historical development, with an emphasis on trends and strengthening measures over the past 10-15 years. Download pdf » (846 KB)

Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons & Nuclear Security coverNon-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons & Nuclear Security: Overview of Safeguards Requirements for States with Limited Nuclear Material and Activities (2006) This booklet provides an overview of safeguards obligations that apply to States which are parties to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) that have no nuclear facilities and only limited quantities of nuclear material. It presents information to facilitate the conclusion and implementation of safeguards agreements and additional protocols with the IAEA. Download pdf » (587 KB)

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Addressing Verification Challenges: Proceedings of an International Safeguards SymposiumAddressing Verification Challenges: Proceedings of an International Safeguards Symposium (2006) The aim of the Symposium was to address verification challenges to the IAEA safeguards system that have emerged, or intensified, since the previous sumposium in 2001, focusing on safeguards concepts, technologies and experience. These proceddings contain addresses given at the Symposium. Download pdf »

Safeguards Techniques & Equipment (2003) This booklet updates a previous one on the techniques and equipment used for both nuclear material accountancy and containment and surveillance measures, and for the new safeguards measure of environmental sampling. Download pdf »

Teaming IAEA Inspectors with Technology (2003) This booklet describes new types of verification equipment in development and use for safeguards inspections. Read more »

  • New IAEA Booklet
  • IAEA-EU Joint Action: Partnership in Improving Nuclear Security
  • IAEA-EU Joint Action: Partnership in Improving Nuclear Security.
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