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SQP Resources

In order to simplify certain procedures under IAEA Comprehensive Safeguards Agreements (CSA) for States that have little or no nuclear material and no nuclear material in a facility, the IAEA began making available, in 1971, a ‘Small Quantities Protocol’ (SQP), which held in abeyance the implementation of most of the detailed provisions of CSAs until such time as the quantities of nuclear material in a State exceeded certain limits or the State had nuclear material in a facility.


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:



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