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International Conference on Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources

International Conference on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources: Maintaining the Continuous Global Control of Sources throughout their Life Cycle

Objectives of the Conference
The conference will deal with all aspects of safety and security of radioactive sources, including:
• Reviewing progress made in implementing, at the global level, the Code of Conduct on the safety and security of radioactive sources, and the requirements and guidelines set out in relevant publications in the IAEA Safety Standards Series and the IAEA Nuclear Security Series since the Bordeaux conference in 2005, and sharing experience, lessons learned and good practices;
• Addressing remaining challenges and constraints with regard to ensuring the safety and security of radioactive sources throughout their life cycle, in particular with regard to the long term management of disused sources;
• Considering the future impact of new technologies on safety and security;
• Maintaining a high level of awareness and support for the safety and security of radioactive sources on the part of policymakers and other stakeholders; and
• Improving coordination of efforts to assist States to develop sustainable programmes for the safety and security of radioactive sources.

Topics
The conference will address the following topics:
1. Ten years of implementation of the Code: achievements, challenges and lessons learned;
2. Institutional, legal and regulatory framework for the safety and security of radioactive sources;
3. Developing sustainable approaches to strengthen the safety and security of radioactive sources (national, bilateral and multinational endeavours) in the light of successful initiatives;
4. Ways of controlling better the movement of radioactive sources throughout the world, including import and export controls, and the return and repatriation of disused sources;
5. Global industry practices and trends with regard to the design, use, recycling and disposal of radioactive sources, the development of new and alternative technologies, and associated safety and security challenges;
6. Long term safe and secure management of, and funding for, disused sources, including legacy sources;
7. Management of emergencies and safety- and security-relevant events involving radioactive sources;
8. Integration of safety and security for the effective control and protection of radioactive sources in different facilities and activities;
9. Strategies and use of new information technologies for communicating with the general public on issues related to the safety and security of radioactive sources.

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