Globalization, the rise of transnational terrorism, and ever-advancing tactics among proliferators have given impetus to international action aimed at making trade more secure without impeding a vibrant global marketplace. Transparency about national export and import control laws and procedures is the first step in this direction. Harmonizing concepts and practices across countries is the crucial second step. These cornerstones were the rationale for UN Security Council Resolution 1540 — and for CITS to begin offering comprehensive training on international strategic trade controls through the CITS Security & Strategic Trade Management Academy.
CITS held a workshop on security culture February 6-8, 2012 in Athens, Georgia. The workshop, titled “In Search of Sustainable CBRN Security Culture,” aims to create a shared system to combat security threats related to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear technologies. It was organized in partnership with the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs and the Stanley Foundation. The full concept document and agenda for the workshop, as well as the workshop report on nuclear security culture, are available online.
Over the past several years, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been working on a definition of “nuclear security culture” so that it can be used as a tool to improve the physical protection of nuclear materials and facilities.
This website is designed to serve both as a resource and a forum for nuclear managers, policy-makers and researchers worldwide with the idea of contunuing the dialogue and discussion on nuclear security culture. Our main objective is to support and augment the ongoing IAEA activity by identifying existing trends, perceptions and approaches.