Country Actions: December 2020 Update

NTI Index Country Action Tracker

Updated December 2, 2020

Countries Are Taking Action to Strengthen the Global Architecture, Increase Transparency

This webpage lists actions countries have taken since March 31, 2020, when data gathering for the 2020 NTI Nuclear Security Index (NTI Index) closed.

Captured in the first update are actions to strengthen the global nuclear security architecture and increase transparency:

  • New ratifications of key nuclear security treaties
  • New participation in International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) activities
  • Updated declarations of civilian nuclear material stocks
  • New subscriptions of nuclear security Information Circulars (INFCIRCs)
  • New submissions to the IAEA of information about laws and regulations under Article 14 of the amended Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM)

These actions demonstrate that countries continue to make progress to strengthen their own nuclear security, enhance transparency, and support the global nuclear security architecture.

How to Use the Tracker

The table includes actions related to a subset of the subindicators in the NTI Index that can be obtained without the need for in-depth country research.

The table identifies the relevant subindicator number and name, the country (with link to Index country page), the action taken and date of action, and the source (with link, where available).

The tracking spreadsheet is available for download here. Users can submit actions to Samantha Neakrase at [email protected].

December 2020 Updates

Index SubindicatorCountryAction/DateSource
Quantities of materials
No update
Material production/ elimination trends
No update
3.1.1 Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM)AngolaRatified September 21, 2020IAEA
EritreaRatified March 13, 2020IAEA
3.1.2 CPPNM AmendmentAngolaRatified September 21, 2020IAEA
EritreaRatified March 13, 2020IAEA
3.1.3 International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT)
St. Kitts and Nevis*Ratified August 13, 2020UN
Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT)
No update
Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction
No update
IAEA Nuclear Security Fund Contributions
No update
Centers of Excellence
No update
IAEA Incident and Trafficking Database (ITDB)
RwandaJoined ITDB on October 4, 2020IAEA
Nuclear Security Guidance Committee (NSGC)
No update
Public declarations/ reports about civilian nuclear materials
BelgiumSubmitted INFCIRC/549 declaration on May 18, 2020IAEA
FranceSubmitted INFCIRC/549 declaration on August 28, 2020IAEA
GermanySubmitted INFCIRC/549 declaration on August 28, 2020IAEA
JapanSubmitted INFCIRC/549 declaration on September 4, 2020IAEA
SwitzerlandSubmitted INFCIRC/549 declaration on August 20, 2020IAEA
Peer review (INSServ, ISSAS)
No update
3.3.7 International Physical Protection Advisory Service (IPPAS) missionNo update
3.4.1 Information Circular (INFCIRC) 869No update
Other nuclear security INFCIRCs (899, 901, 904, 905, 908, 909, 912, 917, and 918)
SloveniaSubscribed to INFCIRC/908 on October 7, 2020IAEA
National Framework for CPPNM Amendment (Article 14)
AlgeriaSubmitted Article 14 information, October 16, 2020IAEA
ArmeniaSubmitted Article 14 information September 8, 2020IAEA
GuatemalaSubmitted Article 14 information, August 24, 2020IAEA
JordanSubmitted Article 14 information, October 13, 2020IAEA
LuxembourgSubmitted Article 14 information, August 13, 2020IAEA
MadagascarSubmitted Article 14 information, August 12, 2020IAEA
Saudi ArabiaSubmitted Article 14 information, July 25, 2020IAEA
SwedenSubmitted Article 14 information, May 11, 2020IAEA
SyriaSubmitted Article 14 information, August 26, 2020IAEA
UruguaySubmitted Article 14 information, July 15, 2020IAEA
*Country not included in the NTI Index.