Accession Number:

ADA528325

Title:

Worldwide Emerging Environmental Issues Affecting the U.S. Military. June 2007 Report

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FEDERATION OF UN ASSOCIATIONS WASHINGTON DC MILLENNIUM PROJECT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

The International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism enters into force on July 7, 2007 about two years after Member States adopted it, in April 2005. It is one of the measures to reduce risks posed by nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons, and is the 13th international instrument on terrorism. The Nuclear Terrorism Convention creates an international legal framework that will help countries enhance their nuclear security and collaborate to prevent terrorist groups from gaining access to nuclear material. It should also add strength to the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. As of the end of June, the Convention has 115 signatories and 23 Parties.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE