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Countering Nuclear and Other Radioactive Material Smuggling

In partnership with the United States and international donors, the United States Department of State’s Office of Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism collaborates with foreign partners to strengthen cooperation and capabilities to prevent, detect, and respond to incidents of nuclear and other radioactive (R/N) material smuggling. Key efforts include: 1) Preventing R/N material from theft or diversion by strengthening R/N material and information technology security; 2) Strengthening capabilities to investigate all aspects of R/N material smuggling networks and incidents; 3) Helping ensure the necessary legal provisions are in place to arrest and prosecute smugglers; 4) Establishing inter-ministerial coordination for R/N material smuggling incident response; and 5) Building technical support and expertise, including the use of nuclear forensics in support of CNS investigations, arrests, and prosecutions.

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Mr Stephen Knight Point of Contact
United States Mission to the United Nations
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Mr Jonathan Dowdall 1540 Committee Representative
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Mr Simon Collard-Wexler First Secretary
Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations
Mr Luke Bailey CBRN Security Desk
Counter Proliferation Department
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