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A message from the APSN Chair, Mr. Jae-Sik Uhm of the Republic of Korea (ROK). The ROK was appointed Chair during the 7th APSN Plenary in Tokyo, Japan...

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Fundamentals of Non-Destructive Assay (NDA) for International Safeguards Implementation in States with Limited Nuclear Activities

Dates: September 25-29, 2017

Location: Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, USA

Application deadline: May 15, 2017

The 8th Asia Pacific Safeguards Network (APSN) Annual Meeting and accompanying Working Group sessions will take place October 30 - November 2, 2017 in the Republic of Korea. 

This workshop is intended to assist S.E Asian countries with Small Quantities Protocols (SQP) in carrying out international commitments associated with the implementation of safeguards agreements in their country.

The Handbook on Internation Safeguards consolidates the many International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards publications and resources into one single reference guide to serve as a training aid at safeguards training courses.

The Australian Safeguards and Non-proliferation Office (ASNO) will host an IAEA Regional Training Course on Safeguards and Nuclear Security for Countries with Small Quantity Protocols December 12-16, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia for approximately 30 participants.

November 5-16, 2016, 13 senior level safeguards representatives from 6 countries (Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam) participated in the NNSA "U.S.

The 7th Asia Pacific Safeguards Network (APSN) Annual Meeting and accompanying Working Group sessions took place in Tokyo, Japan on October 18-19, 2016. 

Volume II, Number 2 of the DNN Sentinel features an article on the Asia-Pacific Safeguards Network (APSN). The article provides and overview of the founding, purpose, and activities of APSN.

APSN Members attended the 60th IAEA General Conference

During the American Nuclear Society’s (ANS) Conference on Advances in Nuclear Nonproliferation Technology & Policy (ANNTPC), Jaime Vidaurre-Henry from the Japan Atomic Energy Agency presented Focusing NMA&C Training on the precise group of practitioners.

From September 5 – 8, 2016, the National Nuclear Security Administration/Department of Energy (NNSA/DOE) brought together twenty-six experts from countries across Southeast Asia for a ‘Regional Workshop on Safeguards’ in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

Rob Floyd, Director General of the Australian Safeguards and Nonproliferation Office (ASNO), Australia and former APSN Chair was one of the keynote speakers during the opening plenary of the 57th Annual Meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM).

The Integrated Support Center for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security (ISCN), with support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of Japan, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan, and United States Department of Energy (DOE), held the above seminar at the Shwe San Eain Hotel meeting room in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, from July 12 to 14, 2016.

The Integrated Support Center for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Security (ISCN) held the above seminar in the conference room of the Viet Nam Electricity Ninh Thuan Nuclear Power Projects Management Board (EVNNPB) from January 26 to 28, 2016 in Ninh Thuan, Viet Nam, on which a new...

The Republic of Korea, Republic of the Philippines, Kingdom of Thailand, and Socialist Republic of Vietnam received the Atoms for Peace Award at the 2016 Nuclear Industry Summit (NIS 2016). 

Handbook of International Nuclear Safeguards

The Handbook on Internation Safeguards consolidates the many International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards publications and resources into one single reference guide to serve as a training aid at safeguards training courses.

          

 

 

                                         

There is abundant literature on International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards,
which deal with detailed and thorough features of safeguards. Information is, however,
scattered in a number of publications such as books on the history of the IAEA, detailed
authoritative Guidelines on safeguards implementation (published as “Services Series”
by the IAEA), handbooks on nuclear material accounting, and specialized manuals on
Non Destructive Assay. There are also short brochures and fact sheets with summary
information on the IAEA and safeguards. There are few, if any, mid-size reference
handbooks where information from authoritative sources is compiled in a succinct yet
comprehensive manner.

This Handbook is meant to fulfill this need by summarizing, in one single document,
information from several publications and sources. The Handbook is illustrated with a
number of photographs and diagrams that facilitate the understanding of safeguards
principles and technology. It will be provided to participants attending National,
Regional and International SSAC Training courses sponsored by the Integrated Support
Center for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security, ISCN.

This Handbook was prepared by staff of Integrated Support Center for Nuclear
Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security (ISCN) of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency
(JAEA) with the support of experts from national laboratories of the U.S. Department of
Energy. The Handbook’s objective is to serve as a training aid at national, regional and
international safeguards training courses. It should be used as a reference material only.
ISCN/JAEA does not necessarily endorse any of the statements, information or opinions
presented in this handbook.

Publication: Regional Cooperation to Strengthen Safeguards in the Asia-Pacific

Volume II, Number 2 of the DNN Sentinel features an article on the Asia-Pacific Safeguards Network (APSN). The article provides and overview of the founding, purpose, and activities of APSN. The DNN Sentinel is a newsletter published by the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation. The article is co-authored by Margot Minnini, DNN’s International Nuclear Safeguards Engagement Program Manager for Southeast Asia and Oksana Elkhamri, Senior Research Scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

 

The article is published here: https://nnsa.energy.gov/sites/default/files/nnsa/inlinefiles/DNN%20Sentinel%202_2_final.pdf

 

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