A Suggestion On New Roles Of A State In Nuclear Safeguards After Covid-19

Seong Youn Jo - Korea Institute of Nuclear Nonproliferation and Control (KINAC)
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The COVID-19 pandemic revealed many uncomfortable facts that the international community had never imagined before in various areas including international nuclear safeguards regime. This led to some sensitive questions about the necessity and effectiveness of international nuclear safeguards regime. In the event of an epidemic such as COVID-19, and/or any situation where global movement is restricted again,the key issue will be how to maintain the reliability of the international watchdog system. In this paper, the roles of the SSAC in nuclear safeguards after the COVID-19 pandemic will be discussed, especially about the activities of the state authority required for attaining safeguards goals, and how to cooperate with the IAEA as well.