June 17, 2008
Partners in the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (Global Initiative) met for the fourth time in Madrid, Spain on 16-18 June. 56Global Initiative partners of the 73 who have endorsed the Global Initiative Statement of Principles were represented by senior members of their governments.
Following is the Joint Statement issued by U.S. Assistant Secretary John C. Rood and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Kislyak, Chairmen of the third meeting of the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism, upon the conclusion of the June 11-12 meeting hosted by the Government of Kazakhstan: Partners in the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism met in Astana, Kazakhstan on June 11-12, 2007. The participants expressed their appreciation to the Government of Kazakhstan for hosting this important meeting and its excellent nonproliferation and counterterrorism record. The Astana meeting was the third meeting of the Global Initiative, consolidating and building on the foundations constructed during previous meetings.
Joint Statement of the Co-Chairmen
February 12, 2007
We remain deeply concerned by the growing risk of nuclear terrorism and determined to combat this threat. Today, many of the world's leading nations met to further cooperation to address one of the pre-eminent threats of the 21st century: the threat of nuclear terrorism. In this second meeting of the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism, we have taken important steps toward deepening our cooperation in this vital area. We are pleased with the work that has occurred thus far and look forward to expanding participation in the Initiative to include many other nations without importing any political problems into the process. Today's discussions build on the specific steps nations have taken to implement the commitments made during the first meeting of the Initiative held in Rabat, Morocco on October 30-31, 2006.
Representatives of thirteen nations endorsed the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism Statement of Principles at the Initiative's first meeting on October 30-31, 2006. Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Robert Joseph led the U.S. interagency delegation. The United States, the Russian Federation, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Turkey, and the United Kingdom participated in the first meeting in Rabat, Morocco. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) also attended as an observer.
Announcing the Global Initiative To Combat Nuclear Terrorism
The White House
Joint Statement by U.S. President George Bush and Russian Federation President V.V. Putin
St. Petersburg, Russia
July 15, 2006
Concerning GICNT related activities of Interagency Working Group
at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
Carrying out the directive of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated June 27th, 2007 No.27686/1/1-07, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine formed (MFA order dated May 23rd, 2008 No.102) the Interagency Working Group related to fulfilment of obligations by the state authorities of Ukraine within the framework of the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (IWG GICNT).
Nuclear Security Innovations Data bank
In accordance with Center “LEX” Strategic Development Plan we established“Innovations Data bank in the field of assuring security in the nuclear and related industries ”.
Physical defense of nuclear installations, nuclear materials, other ionizing radiation sources
1.Rules of obligatory certification of hardwares of fire-warning protective and. Order of the Statutory broker of Ukraine on standardization, metrology and certifications from 10.04.1997 № 191, registered by Ministry of justice 08.08.1997 № 298/2102.
Guarantees of non-proliferation
1. On Ukraine's Accession to the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons, The Law of Ukraine 248/94-VR of November 16, 1994
Adjusting of safety of transportations of radio-active materials
1.Instruction about the order of grant of conclusions of the Statutory broker of the nuclear adjusting of Ukraine during the international transmissions of radio-active materials (NP 306.6.097-2004). Ratified by the order of Ministry of justice from 26.08.2004 № 138, incorporated in Ministry of justice of Ukraine 08.09.2004 № 1119/9718.