• Workshop on Inspection Procedures in Manufacturing Plants

    September 14, 2017

    ABACC is conducting training courses for its inspectors on Short Notice Random Inspection (SNRI) for manufacturing plants. In Brazil, the training is being carried out at the Nuclear Industries of Brazil (INB) facility in Resende, on September 13 – 15, 2017, with the cooperation of CNEN, INB and IAEA. In Argentina, the course will be […]

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  • General Course for ABACC Inspectors

    September 6, 2017

    From August 28 to September 1, 2017, it was held in the headquarters of ABACC, Rio de Janeiro, the “General Course for  ABACC inspectors”. 15 new Brazilian inspectors attended. The program included topics such as the legal aspects of safeguards in Brazil and Argentina, its basic concepts and the techniques to be applied in the […]

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  • “The ABACC experience: continuity and credibility in the nuclear programs of Brazil and Argentina”

    August 21, 2017

    The journal The Nonproliferation Review published on volume 23, issue 5/6 the article “The ABACC experience: continuity and credibility in the nuclear programs of Brazil and Argentina”. The article, written by Mariana Oliveira do Nascimento Plum and Carlos Augusto Rollemberg de Resende, presents a historical overview of the creation of ABACC and discusses how it […]

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  • Prof. Kate Brown and Mr. Stephen Herzog visited ABACC

    August 16, 2017

    On the 11th August 2017, the secretaries of ABACC had the visit of Prof. Kate Brown, author of the book “Plutopia”. She is professor of History and a specialist in nuclear disasters. On the 14th August 2017, Mr. Stephen Herzog , PhD candidate at Yale University, discussed with Ing. Sergio Solmesky the negotiations between Brazil […]

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  • Participation of Dr. Marco Marzo at the “50th Anniversary Symposium: Nuclear Safeguards in Los Alamos”

    August 1, 2017

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory of the United States organized a symposium to commemorate the 50 years of the International Program of Nuclear Safeguards of the laboratory on July 13-14, 2017. Dr. Marco Marzo was invited and took part in the first panel of the symposium – “Celebrating 50 Years of Nuclear Safeguards”. The other […]

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  • Secretary of ABACC gives lectures at the Brookhaven National Laboratory

    July 17, 2017

    At the invitation of the Nonproliferation and National Security Department of the Brookhaven National Laboratory, Dr. Marco Marzo, the secretary of ABACC gave two lectures at the course “Nuclear Nonproliferation, Safeguards, and Security in the 21st Century”, held June 19-30, 2017, in Upton, United States. The topics were: “A detailed presentation and discussion of game […]

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  • ABACC participates in the “Summer School: Nuclear Disarmament and Non-proliferation”

    July 10, 2017

    The Secretariat of ABACC has been invited to participate in the “Summer School: Nuclear Disarmament and Non-proliferation”, to be held between July 10 to 14, in Mexico City. Sergio Solmesky, assistant secretary of ABACC, will deliver a presentation entitled “Regional Safeguards Arrangement: Brazilian-Argentine Agency for Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials”. This course is promoted […]

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  • E-book now available “The ABACC Model: a landmark in the development of the relationships between Brazil and Argentina”

    July 5, 2017

      The book “The ABACC Model: a landmark in the development of the relationships between Brazil and Argentina”, published in commemoration of the 25 years of ABACC, is now available as an e-book on the Getúlio Vargas Foundation website. If you are interested, please access the link http://www.fgv.br/ide/ebooks/ to get the information how to download the […]

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  • ABACC at the 58th INMM Annual Meeting

    June 16, 2017

    ABACC participated actively in the annual meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, which was held in Indian Wells, United States, on July 16-20, 2017. The Secretary of ABACC, Dr. Marco Marzo chaired the session “International Safeguards: Evolution of Safeguards”. Sonia Fernández Moreno, Planning and Evaluation Officer, chaired the session “International Safeguards: Country Experiences […]

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  • ABACC receives the visit from the Ambassador of Brazil to the IAEA

    June 7, 2017

    On June 5, 2017, the Ambassador of Brazil to the IAEA, Marcel Fortuna Biato, paid a visit to ABACC, when he took the opportunity to learn more deeply about the activities developed to accomplish our mission of applying the SCCC and to discuss topics about nuclear safeguards. Photo gallery

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  • Academics from the University of Massachusetts and from King´s College London visited ABACC

    June 6, 2017

    Professor Sukesh Aghara, from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and Dr. Christopher Hobbs, from King´s College London, visited ABACC on June 2, 2017. They were interested in learning about the work developed by ABACC and to exchange ideas about possible joint projects. The visit ended up with a presentation of the two institutions. Photo gallery

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  • CNEN president visits ABACC

    June 2, 2017

    On May 31, 2017, the president of the Brazilian Commission of Nuclear Energy, Paulo Roberto Pertusi, accompanied by the Director of Radioprotection and Nuclear Safety, Alexandre Gromann de Araujo Góes and by the Head of Cabinet, Cassia Helena Pereira Lima, visited ABACC. The Secretary of ABACC took the opportunity to deliver a presentation that described […]

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  • Laboratories from the Support Network to ABACC discuss the inter-comparison exercise

    May 24, 2017

    On May 25 and 26, 2017, representatives of the laboratories from the Support Network to ABACC met to discuss the results of the analyses of samples from the conducted inter-comparison exercise. The activities of monitoring the certification of the ABACC-Cristallini Method with ASTM International were also on the agenda of the meeting. Representatives from the […]

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  • ABACC participates at the “Preparatory Committee of the 2020 Review Conference”

    May 18, 2017

    ABACC was invited to participate, as an observer, at the “2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and its Preparatory Committee”. The meeting was held between May 2-12, 2017, in Vienna, and ABACC was represented by its deputy secretary, Sergio Solmesky.

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  • ABACC presents work at the 39th Annual Meeting of ESARDA

    May 16, 2017

    The work “Use of Ultrasonic Sealing as a Containment System at Spent Fuel Storage”, which is the result of the cooperation between ABACC and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, with the collaboration of the Autoridad Regulatoria Nuclear and the International Atomic Energy Agency, will be presented at the next Annual Meeting of […]

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  • Launch of the book “The ABACC Model: a landmark in the relations between Brazil and Argentina”

    May 15, 2017

    The book “The ABACC Model: a landmark in the relations between Brazil and Argentina” was launched on May 11, 2017, at the 44th Santa Maria Book Fair, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. It contains articles from several writers, from Brazil, Argentina and other countries, and discusses ABACC in the context of nuclear non- proliferation. The […]

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  • 22nd Meeting of the Permanent Coordinating Group

    May 5, 2017

    On May 3, 2017, the 22nd Meeting of the Permanent Coordinating Group was held at the ABACC headquarters. The participants included representatives from the National Nuclear Security Administration of the United States Department of Energy and from ABACC. Over the years, ABACC and several laboratories of the United States Department of Energy have been developing […]

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  • ABACC participates in the VII Forum on Confidence and Security-Building Measures

    May 4, 2017

    ABACC was invited to participate, via videoconference, in the Forum on Confidence and Security-Building Measures, organized by the Organization of American States (OAS), on April 27, 2017, in Washington, USA. The secretary of ABACC, Dr. Marco Marzo, accompanied by the deputy secretary, Sergio Solmesky, and by planning and evaluation officers, presented the context of the […]

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  • Course SJAR of Joint Auditing of Registers in Buenos Aires

    April 20, 2017

    Following the training program planned for 2017, the “ABACC- IAEA Course for Joint Auditing of Registers” was offered to ABACC inspectors. The course took place from 18 to 21 April and 10 Argentine inspectors participated. The objective of the course is to keep the inspectors updated with the activities performed during the inspections in the […]

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  • Secretary of ABACC receives the insignia of the Order of Rio Branco

    April 19, 2017

    On April 20, 2017, Dr. Marco Marzo, the secretary of ABACC, received the insignia of the Order of Rio Branco with the rank of Commander, offered by the Council of the Order of Rio Branco. The ceremony took place at the Itamaraty Palace in Brasília, with the presence of President Temer and other dignitaries. For […]

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  • The Consul General of Mexico in Rio de Janeiro visits ABACC

    April 13, 2017

    The Consul General of Mexico, Linda Marina Dolores Munive Temoltzin, accompanied by the Culture and Press Consul, Adolfo Zepeda Soria, visited the ABACC headquarters on April 13, 2017. During the visit, they delivered a commemorative photograph of the 50th Anniversary of the Signing of the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America […]

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  • In an interview, Rose Gottemoeller, the Deputy Secretary General of NATO, mentions ABACC

    March 27, 2017

      Rose Gottemoeller, the first female Deputy Secretary General of NATO, in an interview for the Milênio program of Globo News, on March 20, 2017, mentioned ABACC as an example for the rest of the world. “I want to mention Brazil and Argentina. In the 1980s, you had very advanced nuclear programs with the military […]

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  • ABACC receives specialists from the United States Department of Energy

    March 21, 2017

    Mrs. Ruth Smith, a senior manager from the “International Nuclear Safeguards Engagement Program (INSEP)”, a program of the National Nuclear Security Administration of the United States Department of Energy, accompanied by Mr. Brent McGinnis, from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, visited ABACC on March 21, 2017. The technical challenges in the application of safeguards and […]

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  • Meeting of the Liaison Sub-Committee of the Quadripartite Agreement

    March 20, 2017

    On March 31, 2017, in Buenos Aires, at the headquarters of the Autoridad Regulatoria Nuclear, the 16th Meeting of the Liaison Sub-Committee of the Quadripartite Agreement will be held. On the agenda, topics will be discussed relating to the application of safeguards in Argentina and Brazil, in particular the new facilities, the safeguards approaches and […]

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  • Course for the ABACC-IAEA Joint Auditing of Accounting Records

    March 20, 2017

    On March 28-31, 2017, the “Course for the ABACC-IAEA Joint Auditing of Accounting Records (SJAR)” will be held at the ABACC headquarters in Rio de Janeiro. 10 Brazilian inspectors will attend. This will be the first course in the new ABACC training classroom with its modern facilities and advanced technological resources. Photo gallery  

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  • Visit of Rear Admiral Noriaki Wada to ABACC

    March 14, 2017

    Rear Admiral Noriaki Wada, the Secretary of Institutional Coordination from the Cabinet of Institutional Security of the Presidency of Brazil, visited ABACC on March 10, 2017. Mr. Sergio Solmesky, deputy secretary, performed the institutional presentation emphasizing important aspects such as the crossed inspections and the high level of the technical background of the inspectors. Planning […]

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  • Participation of ABACC Officer at the 2017 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference

    March 14, 2017

    At the invitation of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Mrs. Sonia Fernández Moreno, the Planning and Evaluation Officer from ABACC, will give a lecture at the panel “2017 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference”, on March 20, 2017. The topics to be considered will be non-proliferation and international safeguards.

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  • ABACC Secretary participates in the IAEA Board of Governors’ Meeting

    March 14, 2017

    The Secretary of ABACC, Dr. Marco Marzo, participated in the IAEA Board of Governors’ Meeting, on March 6-9, 2017. ABACC has been participating as an observer in these meetings since 2011. This participation, in addition to marking its institutional presence in one of the policy organs of the IAEA, also allowed ABACC to follow-up the […]

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  • Argentine Ambassador in Brazil mentions ABACC in his speech

    January 30, 2017

    The Ambassador of the Argentina Republic in Brazil, Carlos Magariños, spoke before the Commission on Foreign Relations and National Defense, at the Brazilian Federal Senate in June 2016, and referred to the creation of the ABACC and to its role in promoting the integration of both countries. “… many examples of progress with regard to […]

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  • Meeting with the laboratories of ABACC’s Network

    January 9, 2017

    Technical meetings were held, on December 12 through 16 2016, between ABACC and the IAEA in order to discuss the destructive analyses of nuclear materials carried out by both agencies as part of the verification of safeguards. The meetings were attended by ABACC officials, representatives of the laboratories of the ABCCC’s Network and representatives of […]

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  • The Director General of the IAEA visited ABACC

    November 28, 2016

    Within the framework of his official visit to Brazil, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Mr. Yukyia Amano, paid a courtesy visit to the ABACC on the 25th November 2016. Messrs. Luis Longoria, Director of Technology for Latin America, and Comleth Brady, Advisor to the Director General, joint Mr. Amano in his […]

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  • ABACC participated in the “Technical Training Meeting on Technologies for Safeguards Joint Use

    November 24, 2016

    From November 7 to 11, ABACC employees attended the “Technical Training Meeting on Technologies for Safeguards Joint Use”, held at the International Atomic Energy Agency. This training enabled the two agencies to exchange information about the joint use of equipment, which is a procedure that is used in the safeguards inspections.

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  • Participation of ABACC in the “Jornada América Latina como Zona de Paz”

    November 11, 2016

    Dr. Marco Marzo, deputy secretary of ABACC participated on November 7th 2016 in the  “Jornada América Latina como Zona de Paz”, organized by the Argentine Senate.

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  • President Temer mentioned ABACC’s anniversary in his speech at the UNO

    September 20, 2016

    “In his opening speech at the 71st General Assembly of the UNO, held on the 20th September 2016,  President Terner referred to the celebration of ABACC’s 25th anniversary, as follows: “This year, Brazil and Argentina celebrated the 25th anniversary of their Agency for Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials. This Agency is the only binational […]

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  • Event in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of ABACC

    September 2, 2016

    A ceremony was held in Rio de Janeiro, on the 29th August 2016, celebrating the 25th Anniversary of ABACC – Brazilian-Argentine Agency for Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials. The ceremony was attended by high authorities such as the Argentine Ambassador in Brazil, Carlos Magariños; the Argentine Undersecretary of Nuclear Energy, Lic. Julián Gadano; the […]

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  • Accounting Report No. 1000

    July 28, 2016

    In the last week of July, 2016, ABACC sent “Accounting Report No. 1000” to the IAEA and, by coincidence, the same month was the 25th anniversary of ABACC. These 1,000 reports are the result of the significant effort over the last 25 years by everyone who has been part of the ABACC team, which guarantees […]

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  • ABACC: symbol of transparency, mutual confidence and the political determination in the peaceful use of nuclear energy

    June 1, 2016

    In the joint statement of the delegations of Brazil and Argentina during the IAEA Board of Governors meeting in March 2016, it was mentioned the 25 years of the signature of the Bilateral and Quadripartite Agreements, both related to the creation of ABACC. Statement

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  • The ABACC model is of interest in Japan

    March 9, 2016

    On the 15th February 2016, Mr. Kenta Horio, of the University of Tokyo, and Mr. Tatsujiro Suzuki, Professor of the University of Nagasaki, visited the ABACC headquarters in order to get acquainted with its organizational structure, the activities developed, its international relations and, especially, the challenges faced and the achievements throughout these 25 years of […]

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  • Event “ABACC: 25 years of accomplishments and perspectives for the future”

    December 7, 2015

    On December 2nd, 2015 ABACC organized the event “ABACC: 25 years of accomplishments and perspectives for the future”. It was the landmark of the activities for the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of ABACC. Among the speakers, we had Ambassador Celso Amorim, Ambassador  Sérgio Duarte, Lic. Julián Gadano from the Autoridad Regulatoria Nuclear of Argentina […]

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  • Presentations in the 2015 NPT Review Conference mention ABACC

    June 2, 2015

    The speeches presented by the representatives of Argentina and Brazil in the 2015 NPT Review Conference, carried out from April 27th to May 22nd 2015 at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York, mention ABACC. The speech of the representative of Argentina, Ambassador María Cristina Perceval, stated the work performed by ABACC, in […]

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  • Paper in ESARDA Symposium on the cooperation EURATOM-ABACC

    June 2, 2015

    During the ESARDA Symposium 2015, held in Manchester from 18 to 21 May , the paper “EU – ABACC Cooperation: Strengthening Safeguards Capabilities” was presented by Mr. João Gonçalves, project coordinator by EURATOM. The presentation gives details of this cooperation, the projects developed and the results expected.  

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  • President of the safeguards authority of Korea visited ABACC

    November 5, 2014

    On the 27th October, 2014, the president of the KOREA INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR NONPROLIFERATION AND CONTROL – KINAC , Mr. Young-Myung Choi , visited ABACC to participate in the 11st annual coordination meeting to discuss the technical cooperation projects developed by the two organizations. Two officers from KINAC accompanied Mr. Young in the visit. ABACC […]

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  • Total success in the training for inspections in enrichment facilities in Brazil

    October 14, 2014

    Organized by ABACC with the collaboration of the Comissão Nacional de Energia Nuclear, the Indústrias Nucleares do Brasil and of the Centro Tecnológico da Marinha em São Paulo, the “Course for ABACC and IAEA inspectors on inspection procedures for the Brazilian installations of uranium enrichment”, took place during September 1– 5, 2014 in the cities […]

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  • The contribution of OPANAL and ABACC for the establishment of Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones

    September 11, 2014

    In collaboration with the Alexandre de Gusmão Foundation, the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be promoting an event —to be held on July 30, 2014, at the Palácio Itamaraty in Rio de Janeiro— aimed at discussing the contribution to disarmament by the Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones, as well as the role played by OPANAL and the […]

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  • Kick Off Meeting Euratom-ABACC – 2013

    May 23, 2013

    In a meeting held on the 24 April 2013 at ABACC premises, activities were started in connection with two cooperation projects between ABACC and EURATOM. The projects, in which technologies related to containment and surveillance for safeguards will be used, are: – Development and application of a laser 3D LFR system for the verification of […]

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  • ABACC participates at the international seminar “The Nuclear Policy in Argentina and in the World: Present Situation and Perspectives”

    May 8, 2013

    On the 25th and 26th of April 2013, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the seminar “The Nuclear Policy in Argentina and in the World: Present Situation and Perspectives” was held. Organized by the Autoridad Regulatoria Nuclear de Argentina, la Universidad Nacional de San Martín y la Universidad de San Andrés had the participation, among others, of […]

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  • Article on the 20th anniversary of ABACC in the ESARDA Bulletin

    August 23, 2012

    The paper “Twenty years of ABACC: Accomplishments, lessons learnt and future perspectives”, presented in the 33rd Annual Meeting of the European Safeguards Research and Development Association (ESARDA), was selected for publication by the magazine’s editorial committee and was published in ESARDA’s Bulletin No. 47 dated June 2012. Authored by ABACC’s Planning and Evaluation Official, the […]

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  • Seminar in Rio de Janeiro celebrated the 20th anniversary of ABACC

    November 29, 2011

    During this year of 2011, ABACC has commemorated the 20th anniversary of its creation. Among the scheduled celebrations, a seminar was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at the Palácio Itamaraty, on the 10th and 11th November 2011. The programme of the event included round tables dealing with the international scenario of non-proliferation, the peaceful […]

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  • ABACC’s existing safeguards agreement provides the highest guarantees regarding nuclear safeguards

    August 12, 2011

    (Extract  of the ‘joint communiqué” signed during the official visit of the  President of Argentine Republic, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, to the Federative Republic of Brazil) On 29 July 2011, the President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, and the President of the Argentine Republic, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, held a working meeting in Brasilia. […]

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  • “To celebrate ABACC is to celebrate Argentina and Brazil looking at the world from their strategic relationship”

    August 1, 2011

    With these words, Antonio Patriota and  Héctor Timerman, Foreign Ministers of Argentina and Brazil, respectively, highlighted the role of ABACC on the path of the two countries to consolidate the peace in the region and the will for the peaceful use of nuclear energy, in a joint article distributed on the occasion of the 20 year commemorations of ABACC. Statement

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  • Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon congratulated ABACC for its 20 years of working for nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation

    July 18, 2011

    “On the twentieth anniversary of the establishment of the Brazilian-Argentine Agency for Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials, the Secretary-General congratulates both governments on this significant milestone,” according to a statement issued by his spokesperson. “ABACC has made a very substantial contribution to regional nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation by providing for a sound regional framework […]

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  • ABACC: a source of inspiration for other regions in the world?

    July 18, 2011

    In the occasion of a ceremony commemorating ABACC’s 20th anniversary, held at the Palacio San Martín in Buenos Aires on the 8th July, in his speech, the Minister of Foreigner Affairs of Brasil, Ambassador Antonio Patriota recognized the importance of the ABACC and of the Quadripartite Agreement as relevant contributions to the strengthening of the […]

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  • Celebrating nuclear cooperation

    July 15, 2011

    In an article entitled “Celebrating nuclear cooperation”, published in the newspaper “La Nación” on the 8th July, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Mr. Yukiya Amano, made a look back at the history of nuclear cooperation between Brazil and Argentina, started with the Statement of Foz de Iguazú, highlighting the Quadripartite Agreement […]

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  • Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) recognizes the Quadripartite Agreement as an alternative criterion to the Additional Protocol

    June 28, 2011

    After more than 6 years of negotiations, the participating countries of the 21st Plenary Meeting Nuclear Suppliers Group established new guidelines, in which only countries that met with the highest standards of physical protection, safety and nuclear safeguards would have unimpeded access to the sensitive technologies of uranium enrichment and the reprocessing of nuclear fuel. […]

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  • President of ESARDA mentions the success of ABACC in these 20 years

    June 14, 2011

    The president of ESARDA Dr. Kristóf Horváth, in the openning speech of the annual meeting held on May 2011 in Budapest, said: “Speaking on the role of our regional safeguards system let me seize the opportunity to welcome the representatives of the Brazilian-Argentine Agency for Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials in our Annual Meeting, […]

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  • IAEA Safeguards Officers visit ABACC

    May 12, 2011

    Sergey Zykov and Roger Jean Lafolie, of the Technical Support Division of the Department of Safeguards, of the International Atomic Energy Agency, visited ABACC on 10 May 2011. Several aspects of the ABACC/IAEA interaction in the joint inspections were discussed. They had the opportunity to visit the ABACC Technical Support and see the developments that […]

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  • ABACC participation at the ESARDA meeting

    May 12, 2011

    Between 16 and 20 May, the 2011 Symposium of the European Safeguards Research and Development Association – ESARDA will be held in the city of Budapest. This event brings together specialists and experts dedicated to the research and development of nuclear safeguards. ABACC will participate by presenting the speech “Twenty years of ABACC: Accomplishments, lessons […]

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  • Installation of equipment for the state of health transmission

    May 12, 2011

    A delegation from the Technical Support Division of the Safeguards Division, of the AIEA, visited ABACC between 21 and 25 March 2011. They installed an equipment to demonstrate the transmission of the state of health information of an unattended surveillance system. The preliminary results were highly satisfactory. This technique will increase the efficiency in the […]

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  • 20 year commemoration of ABACC

    April 20, 2011

    ABACC was created in July 1991 and is commemorating 20 years of constant operation in support of non-proliferation and nuclear safeguards. A series of events is being programmed: in Brasília, with the participation of the presidents of Argentina and Brazil, in Vienna, during the IAEA General Conference, a round table at the Sociedade Brasileira para […]

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  • Seminar on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation promoted by the Organization of American States

    April 19, 2011

    The Committee on Hemispheric Security and the Inter-American School of Defense, with the support of the Secretariat for Multidimensional Security of the Organization of American States organized a seminar on disarmament and non-proliferation on 28-30 March 2011. Prominent figures in the field will were present, including the United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Ambassador […]

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  • ABACC supports the preparation of academic studies on safeguards and non-proliferation

    April 18, 2011

    Three studies on safeguards and non-proliferation were prepared with documentation supplied by ABACC, which was principally studies presented by ABACC officers at technical meetings and documentation from the historical archives. These studies were developed for the Columbia University and the London School of Economics, in a masters program together with and for the Naval Post […]

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  • ABACC participates in the IAEA Board of Governors with the status of ‘Observer’

    April 18, 2011

    At the meeting of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency, held on 7-9 March 2011, ABACC was accepted as a bi-national observer agency and can participate in meetings. The acceptance of ABACC was unanimous and this participation has only previously been offered to EURATOM.

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  • Seminar on Containment and Surveillance

    April 18, 2011

    The ‘ABACC Technical Meeting on Containment and Surveillance Highlights of C&S Systems, Open Issues and Needs’ was held at ABACC, between 6-8 October 2010. Representatives from IAEA, EURATOM, US-DOE, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Japan Nuclear Material Control Center, Autoridad Regulatoria Nuclear, Comisión Nacional de Energia Atómica and Comissão Nacional de Energia Nuclear participated in the […]

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  • The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency visits ABACC

    April 10, 2011

    YUKIYA AMANO, director general of IAEA, visited ABACC in February 2010 to strengthen the work bonds between the two agencies. Through the Quadripartite Agreement, ABACC and AIEA perform joint inspections in Argentina and Brazil. Accompanying Mr. Amano, was Dr. Marco Marzo, AIEA’s director of the Operation A Division of the Safeguards Department and Dr. Rafael […]

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  • The Brazilian Nuclear Program

    December 27, 2007

    Brazil is now living a special moment in the history of its nuclear activities. In Brazil, research in the nuclear field was started in 1945, the year in which nuclear energy became well-known worldwide because of its worst feature, the destructive power of the bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Since then, Brazil has played a […]

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