Message from the Chair

A message from the APSN Chair, Mr. Kazutoshi Aikawa of Japan. Japan was appointed Chair during the 5th APSN Plenary in Myanmar (September 2014). 

Featured News and Events

A Regional Training Course on Safeguards and Nuclear Security for Countries with Small Quantity Protocols will take place 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). 

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

 

Seminar on Introduction to Nuclear Material Accountancy and Control (NMA&C), a Course for EVN Operators

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 nuclear site is located. 

 

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