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

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

 

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Last reviewed: 7August 2017