Appointing a National Focal Point on Denials of Shipment of Radioactive Material

Thursday 22 July at 1000 – 1200 UK BST or Friday 23 July at 1600 – 1800 UK BST


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Denials of shipment of radioactive material can affect the security of supply of goods vital to our economies and healthcare systems. The IAEA’s 2020 Resolution for nuclear and radiation safety calls upon Member States “to identify … a national focal point (NFP) on denials of shipment of radioactive materials to achieve a satisfactory and timely resolution of this issue”.

Organized by the IAEA Transport Facilitation Working Group, this awareness programme for IAEA Member States answered:

  • What are denials of shipment and their potential effects?
  • How are denials of shipment currently being addressed by industry and governments?
  • Who to appoint as a National Focal Point?
  • What resources to allocate?
  • The main tasks of a National Focal Point.

IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi gave a welcoming message to all participants. 

Watch the short movie on the need for NFPs.



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