Project profile — Support for the Universalization of International Legal Frameworks related to Nuclear Security II


UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (41128)
2018-08-29 - 2023-06-30
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (20.00%)
• America, regional (20.00%)
• Asia, regional (20.00%)
• Oceania, regional (20.00%)
• Europe, regional (20.00%)


• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Security system management and reform (15210) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project supports strengthening the Global Fight against nuclear and radiological terrorism through raising awareness and promoting ratification and implementation of International Legal Frameworks related to Nuclear Security. The project activates include: (1) universalizing the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT) and the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) and its Amendment (CPPNM/A); (2) supporting the adequate incorporation of their criminalization requirements into national legislation; and (3) providing capacity building of criminal justice officials and other relevant stakeholders on their implementation.

Expected results 

The expected outcome of this project is a rise in the number of countries who are more incline to cooperate with each other and exchange information related to potential cases of trafficking in nuclear and radiological materials.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of August 2020 include: 1) two regional (Latin America and CARICOM) capacity building meetings and two national (Philippines and Angola) meetings held; (2) direct country outreach continues in the Philippines, Grenada, Barbados, and Ecuador; (3) translation of e-learning modules on legal frameworks to Portuguese and Chinese; and (4) planning for a mock trial to assist judicial officials with the criminalization provisions of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism is underway. To date, under phase II of the project, Angola, Benin, Chad, Eritrea, Thailand, Benin, and St. Kitts and Nevis have all become party to one or all three targeted conventions following participation in the capacity building workshops and outreach efforts.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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