Ambassador Jari Luoto works as the implementation and assessment group coordinator of the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism. During the GICNT workshop in Budapest Mr Luoto gave a short interview about some aspects of this interesting topic, mainly in connection with the focus of this workshop.
The Government of Hungary in collaboration with the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT) and the U.S. Department of Energy will hold the Fierce Falcon Workshop between 10-12 April 2018 in Budapest. The workshop will focus on securing radiological material, detecting acts of radiological material theft, the immediate response actions to theft, and the search for and recovery of a stolen radiological source.
The public meeting of the European Nuclear Safety Regulators’ Group (ENSREG) will take place in the Albert Borschette Congress Centre on 3 May 2018 from 9.00 to 13.00.
The IAEA Board of Governors held its first 2018 meeting between 5-8 March with the attendance of HAEA’s representative. The IAEA Board of Governors March 2018 meeting among others discussed the Nuclear Safety Review 2018 and the Nuclear Technology Review 2018. After the discussion, both documents were accepted by the Board. Other issues, such as the nuclear verification in Iran, the application of safeguards in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the implementation of the Non-Proliferation Treaty safeguards agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic were also discussed at the meeting.
On 5 March 2018, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency Director-General Mr. William D. Magwood carried-out a visit at the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority to have consultations with Mr Gyula Fichtinger, the Director-General of HAEA.