Multilateral agreements in nuclear energy

I. Nuclear safety and emergency response

Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management (Joint Convention)

The Joint Convention is an incentive convention that aims to, inter alia, achieve and a high level of safety worldwide in spent fuel and radioactive waste management, through the enhancement of national measures and international co-operation, including where appropriate, safety-related technical co-operation.

Adopted: 5 September 1997

Opened for signature: 29 September 1997

Entered into force: 18 June 2001

Parties: 80 parties (including EURATOM) (see table below)

More information on the Joint Convention, including the text, is available here.

The current status of the Joint Convention is available here.

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

Parties to the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management
Albania Finland* Lithuania Russia*
Argentina* Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Luxembourg Saudi Arabia
Armenia* France* Madagascar Senegal
Australia Gabon Malta Serbia
Austria Georgia Mauritania Slovakia*
Belarus Germany* Mauritius Slovenia*
Belgium* Ghana Mexico South Africa*
Bosnia and Herzegovina Greece Moldova Spain*
Botswana Hungary* Montenegro Sweden*
Brazil* Iceland Morocco Switzerland*
Bulgaria* Indonesia Netherlands* Tajikistan
Canada* Ireland Niger Thailand
Chile Italy Nigeria Ukraine*
China* Japan* Norway United Arab Emirates
Croatia Jordan Oman United Kingdom*
Cuba Kazakhstan Paraguay United States*
Cyprus Korea* Peru Uruguay
Czech Republic* Kyrgyzstan Poland Uzbekistan
Denmark Latvia Portugal Viet Nam
Estonia Lesotho Romania* EURATOM

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


Last reviewed: 27 November 2018

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