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: 83 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 Singapore
Australia France* Mali Slovakia*
Austria Germany* Malta Slovenia*
Bahrain Ghana Mexico* South Africa*
Bangladesh Greece Moldova Spain*
Belarus Hungary* Montenegro Sri Lanka
Belgium* Iceland Myanmar Sweden*
Bosnia and Herzegovina India* Netherlands* Switzerland*
Brazil* Indonesia Niger Syrian Arab Republic
Bulgaria* Ireland Nigeria Tunisia
Cambodia Italy Norway Turkey
Canada* Japan* Oman Ukraine*
Chile Jordan Pakistan* United Arab Emirates
China* Kazakhstan Paraguay United Kingdom*
Croatia Korea* Peru United States of America*
Cuba Kuwait Poland Uruguay
Cyprus Latvia Portugal Vietnam
Czech Republic* Lebanon Romania* EURATOM
Denmark Libya Russia*  

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



Last reviewed: 26 October 2017