Nadhim Zahawi delivers the UK national statement at the 3rd IAEA International Conference on Nuclear Security (ICONS) in Vienna, Austria. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) – a cornerstone of global peace and security. And 4 years since the final Nuclear Security Summit where many countries committed to strengthen nuclear security. This conference is therefore timely for taking stock of our progress. And to reflect on how nuclear security has contributed to the NPT’s success in enabling peaceful nuclear technologies. These technologies – from low-carbon energy generation, to scientific and medical applications – help tackle global issues such as climate change, and promote human health and sustainable development. This relies on public confidence that nuclear is safe and secure. An attack against a nuclear facility, or using radioactive materials, could severely harm people, our prosperity and the environment. It would damage public acceptance of nuclear technologies with far-reaching consequences.
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More than 50 ministers and 2,000 experts in the field are attending the International Conference on Nuclear Security, hosted by the UN’s nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in Vienna. From a possible cyber-attack on a nuclear power plant to the illicit trafficking of radioactive materials, nuclear security is a growing international concern, said IAEA. The agency and its Member States have intensified their efforts to strengthen nuclear security in recent years but agree that more action is needed.
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