Brazilian–Argentine Agency for Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials

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Brazilian-Argentine Agency for Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials
Agência Brasileiro-Argentina de Contabilidade e Controle de Materiais Nucleares (Portuguese)
Agencia Brasileño-Argentina de Contabilidad y Control de Materiales Nucleares (Spanish)
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Agency overview
Formed June 18, 1991
Jurisdiction Argentina
Brazil
Headquarters Rio de Janeiro
Buenos Aires
Employees Undisclosed
Annual budget Undisclosed
Website www.abacc.org.br
Footnotes
Source: Brazilian-Argentine Agency for Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials[1]

The Brazilian–Argentine Agency for Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials (ABACC; Portuguese: Agência Brasileiro-Argentina de Contabilidade e Controle de Materiais Nucleares; Spanish: Agencia Brasileño-Argentina de Contabilidad y Control de Materiales Nucleares) is a binational safeguards agency playing an active role in the verification of the peaceful use of nuclear materials that could be used, either directly or indirectly, for the manufacture of weapons of mass destruction.

Nuclear cooperation between Argentina and Brazil traces back to 1986 with the signature of a protocol about immediate sharing of information and mutual assistance in case of nuclear accidents and radiological emergencies [2] The warm personal relationship that existed between Argentina's democratically elected president Raul Alfonsin and his Brazilian counterpart, Joao Figueiredo, further catalyzed the deepening of relations which is now understood to have begun under their authoritarian predecessors.[3]

The ABACC was created on June 18, 1991 and is the only binational safeguards organization existing in the world and the first binational organization created by Argentina and Brazil.

As a regional agency dealing with safeguards, its main goal is guaranteeing Argentina, Brazil and the international community that all the nuclear materials are used exclusively for peaceful purposes.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Brazilian-Argentine Agency for Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials
  2. ^ CNEA DECADA 1980/1989
  3. ^ "NPIHP Partner Hosts Conference on Brazil's and Argentina's Nuclear History"

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