future directionsThe concept of nuclear safeguards was outlined by the United States, United Kingdom and Canada in the 1945 Agreed Declaration on Atomic Energy. This called for the establishment of an Atomic Energy Commission to make proposals, inter alia, for:… effective safeguards by way of inspection and other means to protect complying states against the hazards of violations and evasions.[1]

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