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​International Conferences

The International Conferences on "Effective Nuclear Regulatory Systems" represent a series of conferences established by three preceding conferences on this subject, which were held, respectively, in Moscow in 2006, in Cape Town in 2009, in Ottawa in April 2013, and a very recent one to be held in Vienna in 2016.

Building on the conclusions and deliberations of these events, the conference to be held in April 2016 will play a vital part in the global efforts by senior nuclear safety and nuclear security regulators to review issues that are important to the global nuclear regulatory community, and will focus, in particular, on their key role in ensuring safety and security.

The conference coincides with the 10th anniversary of the launch of the IAEA Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) and provides an opportunity to focus on the experiences of Member States in implementation of lessons learned.

The focus of the conference will be the application of lessons learned from the Fukushima Daiichi accident with a view to enhancing regulatory effectiveness within the framework of the CNS and the principles outlined in the Vienna Declaration on Nuclear Safety. It will be an opportunity for regulators to examine the current challenges in regulating nuclear installations, radiation sources and radioactive waste. The conference will also provide a forum to discuss measures for strengthening international cooperation and regulatory competence, which help to sustain improvement of regulatory systems.

For detailed information major selected documents from all international IAEA conferences on "Effective Nuclear Regulatory Systems" are posted in the links below.

2016 April 11-15Sustaining Improvements Globally Vienna, Austria
2013 April 8–12Transforming Experience into Regulatory ImprovementsOttawa, Canada
2009 December 14-18Further Enhancing the Global Nuclear Safety and Security RegimeCape Town, South Africa
2006 27 February – 3 MarchFacing Safety and Security ChallengesMoscow, Russia