Paper - International Atomic Energy Agency

Assessing Progress on Nuclear Security Action Plans

| February 2020

This paper was presented at the 2020 International Conference on Nuclear Security in Vienna.

Participants at the final Nuclear Security Summit in 2016 agreed on “action plans” for initiatives they would support by five international organizations and groups—the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism, INTERPOL, the United Nations, and the Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Destruction. These institutions were supposed to play key roles in bolstering ongoing nuclear security cooperation after the summit process ended. The action plans were modest documents, largely endorsing activities already underway, and there have been mixed results in implementing them. To date, these organizations have not filled any substantial part of the role once played by the nuclear security summits.

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For Academic Citation: Roth, Nickolas and Matthew Bunn. “Assessing Progress on Nuclear Security Action Plans.” Paper, International Atomic Energy Agency, February 2020.

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