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Arab Network of Nuclear Regulators

Arab Network of Nuclear Regulators

Arab Network of Nuclear Regulators

The Arab Network of Nuclear Regulators (ANNuR) was created in 2010 with the purpose of strengthening and harmonizing the regulatory infrastructure in Arab countries as well as exchanging regulatory knowledge and experiences with other international and regional networks under the IAEA Global Nuclear Safety and Security Network (GNSSN). The IAEA and the ANNuR signed practical arrangements in April 2014 that constitute a clear framework for the increased cooperation between the two organizations.

ANNuR Plenary

 Upcoming Events

Regional Workshop on Regulatory Control for Nuclear Power Plants

​This workshop is organized to provide all basic and comprehensive regulatory elements (i.e., legislative and regulatory framework, regulatory body independence and functions, regulatory safety assessment, inspection and enforcement by regulatory body, licensing and authorization, regulations and guides, and communication with public and other stakeholders).


8th ANNuR Annual Meeting

- To share best practices and practical experience among the Arab regulators, to address the importance and urgency of capacity building at governmental, organizational and individual levels and to facilitate sustainable regional cooperation among the specialists and organizations of those countries.
- To follow up and review the progress in ANNuR.
- To assess the current and future needs of each Arab regulatory authority using a capacity building self-assessment tool.
- To discuss strategies in human resource planning and staffing regulatory authorities in Arab countries as a mean to sustain and improve their technical and organizational structure.

​Tunis, Tunisia

Annual Meeting on Safety and Licensing  of Research Reactors

​The meeting is intended to provide the participating ANNuR Member States with a forum to discuss issues of common interest concerning regulatory supervision of research reactors in the regional group with a focus on establishing and implementing an effective licensing process in accordance with the IAEA safety standards. This includes sharing knowledge and experience, challenges, and lessons learned in the regulatory review and assessment of safety submittals for existing and new research reactor facilities.     

​Amman, Jordan

Workshop on National Nuclear Safety Knowledge Platforms

​The primary objective of the workshop is to support IAEA Member States in creating, developing, maintaining and updating their National Platforms. In this respect, the objective is to train the National Coordinators on how to use the information and collaborative features of the SharePoint-based GNSSN websites to enhance the flow of information and to exchange experience and lessons learned between GNSSN members. The workshop will consider how to structure the team sites and how to organize the flow of information and the process for maintaining and updating the content of the sites. In addition, the National Platform concept will be reviewed and proposals made for improvements and actual content added. During the workshop a comprehensive overview on the National Platforms and their applications will also be provided. The information collected on the National Platform helps to understand how nuclear regulation is organized in Member States and how it can contribute to improving nuclear safety and security.

​Tunis, Tunisia

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 Relevant Links Arab Atomic Energy Agency (AAEA)
AAEA established in1989
AAEA is working within the framework of the League of Arab States to coordinate the scientific efforts of the Arab countries in the field of peaceful uses of atomic energy. It contributes also to the transfer of the peaceful nuclear knowledge and technologies.

Global Nuclear Safety and Security Network (GNSSN)
The IAEA Global Nuclear Safety and Security Network (GNSSN) is a human network operating at global, regional and national levels, supported by a strong web platform. GNSSN is a key support element of the Global Nuclear Safety and Security Framework (GNSSF) defined here as “the institutional, legal and technical framework for ensuring the safety of nuclear installations throughout the world. The objective of this [framework] is to lead to a world where all nuclear installations are operating safely” (Strengthening the Global Nuclear Safety Regime, INSAG Series No. 21).


  • 8 Thematic Working Groups
  • 10 activities held in 2015
  • Over 1000 participants since inception
  • 22 active member states

   ANNuR Factsheet


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October 2015: ANNuR fianalised its Strategic Plan for the period 2016-2020​

January 2016, Vienna: SMR Workshop - Arab Atomic Energy Agency