Drawing safeguards conclusions

The products of IAEA safeguards implementation activities are safeguards conclusions drawn and reported by the IAEA each year to the Board of Governors in the Safeguards Implementation Report.

To draw a safeguards conclusion for each State with a safeguards agreement in force, the IAEA needs to have conducted a sufficient level of safeguards activities and performed a comprehensive evaluation of all safeguards-relevant information available to it about a State. It also needs to have addressed anomalies, questions or inconsistencies identified in the course of its safeguards activities, and assessed whether there are any indications that, in its judgement, would constitute a safeguards concern.

The type of conclusion varies according to the type of safeguards agreement in force.

For States with a Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement (CSA) and an Additional Protocol in force:

  • If the IAEA's Secretariat has completed all evaluations and found no indication of the diversion of declared nuclear material from peaceful activities and no indication of undeclared nuclear material or activities for the State as a whole, the Secretariat concludes that all nuclear material remained in peaceful nuclear activities; and
  • If the Secretariat found no indication of the diversion of declared nuclear material from peaceful activities, but evaluations regarding the absence of undeclared nuclear material and activities remained ongoing, the Secretariat concludes, on that basis, that declared nuclear material remained in peaceful activities.

For States with a CSA but without an Additional Protocol in force:

  • If the IAEA's Secretariat found no indication of the diversion of declared nuclear material from peaceful activities the Secretariat concludes that declared nuclear material remained in peaceful nuclear activities.

Under item-specific safeguards agreements:

  • If the IAEA's Secretariat found no indication of the diversion of nuclear material or of misuse of the facilities or other items to which safeguards had been applied, the Secretariat concludes that nuclear material facilities and other items to which safeguards had been applied remained in peaceful activities.

For States with voluntary offer safeguards agreements:

  • If the IAEA's Secretariat found no indication of the diversion of nuclear material to which safeguards had been applied, the Secretariat concludes that nuclear material to which safeguards had been applied in selected facilities was not withdrawn from safeguards, except as provided for in the agreements, and remained in peaceful activities.
     
  • For States with no safeguards agreements in force, the IAEA Secretariat cannot draw any safeguards conclusions.

Safeguards conclusions:

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