Council Decision on Union support for the universalisation and the effective implementation of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism

1. The proposal seeks to authorise the provision of EU CFSP funding to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNOCT) to ensure the technical implementation of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT), which was opened for signature on 14 September 2005.

2. Projects implemented under this proposal will be implemented in close collaboration with other relevant institutions and experts, including the International Atomic Energy Agency, the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, the Group of Experts of the United Nations Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1540 (UNSCR 1540) and the European Union CBRN Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence.

3. This project contributes to the implementation of the EU Strategy against proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, which the European Council adopted on 12 December 2003. The Strategy states that ‘Non-proliferation, disarmament and arms control can make an essential contribution in the fight against global terrorism by reducing the risk of non-state actors gaining access to WMD, radioactive materials, and means of delivery’. In addition, The UN Secretary General noted on 24 May 2018 that the current risks associated with nuclear security were unacceptable, and were growing.

Topic  Common Foreign and Security Policy 
Department  FCO 
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