Multilateral agreements in nuclear energy

I. Nuclear safety and emergency response

Convention on Nuclear Safety (CNS)

The CNS is an incentive convention that aims to, inter alia, achieve and maintain a high level of nuclear safety worldwide through the enhancement of national measures and international co-operation including, where appropriate, safety-related technical co-operation.

Adopted: 17 June 1994

Opened for signature: 20 September 1994

Entered into force: 24 October 1996

Parties: 84 parties (including EURATOM) (see table below)

More information on the CNS, including the text, is available here.

The text of the CNS is also reproduced in Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 53.

The current status of the CNS is available here.

The following articles related to the CNS were published in the Nuclear Law Bulletin:

Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety
Albania Estonia Lithuania Saudi Arabia
Argentina* Finland* Luxembourg Senegal
Armenia* Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Madagascar Serbia
Australia France* Mali Singapore
Austria Germany* Malta Slovakia*
Bahrain Ghana Mexico* Slovenia*
Bangladesh Greece Moldova South Africa*
Belarus Hungary* Montenegro Spain*
Belgium* Iceland Myanmar Sri Lanka
Bosnia and Herzegovina India* Netherlands* Sweden*
Brazil* Indonesia Niger Switzerland*
Bulgaria* Ireland Nigeria Syrian Arab Republic
Cambodia Italy Norway Tunisia
Canada* Japan* Oman Turkey
Chile Jordan Pakistan* Ukraine*
China* Kazakhstan Paraguay United Arab Emirates
Croatia Korea* Peru United Kingdom*
Cuba Kuwait Poland United States of America*
Cyprus Latvia Portugal Uruguay
Czech Republic* Lebanon Romania* Vietnam
Denmark Libya Russia* EURATOM

* Country with at least one nuclear power plant in operation.


Last reviewed: 28 May 2018