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: 78 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 Saudi Arabia
Argentina* Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Luxembourg Senegal
Armenia* France* Madagascar Serbia
Australia Gabon Malta Slovakia*
Austria Georgia Mauritania Slovenia*
Belarus Germany* Mauritius South Africa*
Belgium* Ghana Mexico Spain*
Bosnia and Herzegovina Greece Moldova Sweden*
Botswana Hungary* Montenegro Switzerland*
Brazil* Iceland Morocco Tajikistan
Bulgaria* Indonesia Netherlands* Ukraine*
Canada* Ireland Niger United Arab Emirates
Chile Italy Nigeria United Kingdom*
China* Japan* Norway United States of America*
Croatia Jordan Oman Uruguay
Cuba Kazakhstan Peru Uzbekistan
Cyprus Korea* Poland Vietnam
Czech Republic* Kyrgyzstan Portugal EURATOM
Denmark Latvia Romania*  
Estonia Lesotho Russia*  

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

 


Last reviewed: 28 May 2018

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