World´s Regulators Meet on Global Nuclear Safety and Security Regime

Efforts to upgrade nuclear and radiological security are being supported by the IAEA in many countries. (Photo: V. Mouchkin/IAEA)

Many of the world´s senior officials regulating nuclear safety and security will meet next week at an IAEA conference in Moscow, Russia, from 27 February - 3 March 2006.

The aim of the International Conference On Effective Nuclear Regulatory Systems is to develop a common understanding, approaches and means to face current challenges in nuclear and radiation safety and nuclear security.

Issues of independence, regulatory effectiveness and international co-operation are high on the agenda, as some 300 senior regulators from nearly 70 countries meet to consider recommendations on:

  • The effectiveness and sustainability of national regulatory systems for the safe and secure use of nuclear energy and radiation by addressing key factors and challenges;
  • The review and further development of regulatory approaches for the use of advanced technologies and innovative designs to enhance nuclear and radiation safety and interfaces with nuclear security; and
  • Additional instruments and mechanisms for co-operation among regulators in international forums to respond to current and future challenges.

Some 100 international press are registered to cover the event, which is expected to provide a platform to enhance the global nuclear safety and security regulatory regime.

Last update: 11 November 2014