Costa Rica News – On 4 May 2017, the Ambassador of Costa Rica to the IAEA, HE Ms Pilar Saborío de Rocafort, deposited her country’s instrument of ratification of the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material with the IAEA Director General Mr Yukiya Amano.
The CPPNM, the only legally binding international undertaking in the area of physical protection of nuclear material, entered into in force in 1987. It focuses on the physical protection of nuclear material used for peaceful purposes during international transport, but does not cover the protection of nuclear facilities or nuclear material in domestic use, storage and transport. In July 2005, the Parties to the CPPNM adopted the Amendment to broaden the scope of the original Convention.
The Amendment obliges