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Webinar on Nuclear Security Detection Measures and Assessments of Alerts and/or Alarms at Major Public Events

Webinar Series on Nuclear Security for Major Public Events

Date and time

Tuesday, 27 April 2021
13:30, Vienna (Austria) Time

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A major public event (MPE) is a planned national or international event, classified by the State as ‘major’, requiring implementation of a security plan. The organization of an MPE in which a large number of people congregate, such as a sporting contest or high-level political meeting (which could include high ranking State authorities), presents complex security challenges for the host State. MPEs draw public interest and receive media attention. This makes them attractive venues for demonstrations, protests, violence, or any other action that can be used to draw attention to a cause. One particular area of concern for States is the potential for organizations to use these events as stages for criminal acts and acts of terrorism, including those involving nuclear or other radioactive material.

IAEA Nuclear Security Series No. 18, Implementing Guide on Nuclear Security Systems and Measures for Major Public Events (NSS No. 18), published in 2012, provides an overview of and guidance for designing and implementing nuclear security systems and measures for MPEs.

This webinar is the second in a series of three webinars on the topic of major public events. The other webinars in the series are:

  • Webinar on Nuclear Security Preliminary Arrangements and Pre-event Preventive Measures for Major Public Events, 26 April 2021, 13:30
  • Webinar on Nuclear Security Response Measures and Emergency Response Arrangements for Major Public Events, 29 April 2021, 13:30

Target Audience

This webinar is aimed at those working at national policy, strategic and planning or decision-making level, senior level nuclear regulators, command level representatives of law enforcement agencies and/or military, and other organizations involved in the national nuclear security regime. It is open to officials and nuclear security professionals from the above-mentioned organizations in Member States.



  • Objectives and overview of the webinar
  • Introduction of the subject matter experts
    Mr Nigel Tottie, IAEA

Overview of nuclear security detection measures at major public events
Dr Mahmoud Gad, Department Head of Nuclear Security, Egyptian Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Authority (ENRRA), Egypt

Overview of assessments of alerts and/or alarms at major public events
Mr Steven Buntman, Program Manager for International Preparedness and Operations Office of Nuclear Incident Policy and Cooperation, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Department of Energy, USA

Final Q&A and conclusion

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