Mary Olney Fulham
Every four years, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) convenes nuclear experts and stakeholders from around the world to talk about a critical component of the global non-proliferation framework: international nuclear safeguards. Safeguards are the technical measures that allow the IAEA to confirm that nuclear facilities and materials are only used for peaceful purposes, as stipulated in the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. These measures are laid out in safeguards agreements that countries negotiate with the IAEA. Without the IAEA to implement safeguards agreements, the international community would have no way to independently verify that countries are sticking to their non-proliferation commitments.
NTI played a prominent role in this year’s IAEA Symposium on International Safeguards, which had the theme of “Reflecting on the Past and Anticipating the Future.” NTI President Joan Rohlfing, Senior Director Eric Brewer, and Program Officer Jessica Bufford travelled to Vienna to participate in a number of symposium events. Learn more about their experience at the symposium by scrolling through the pictures below.
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