This publication is the Nuclear Security Fundamentals in the IAEA Nuclear Security Series. As the top level publication in the series, it provides the objective and essential elements of an appropriate and effective nuclear security regime.
This publication is intended to be used by national policy makers, legislative bodies, competent authorities, institutions, and individuals involved in the establishment, implementation, maintenance, or sustainability of a State’s nuclear security regime. It is based on a synthesis of provisions from the many international instruments that contribute to defining the international legal framework in the field of nuclear security. It is also based on the experiences of Member States in their existing nuclear security regimes, as well as the IAEA’s experience in the areas of nuclear security, safety and safeguards.