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IAEA to Host 7th Review Meeting of the Joint Convention

Vienna, Austria

The Seventh Review Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management (the Joint Convention) will be held at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the M-Building of the Vienna International Centre (VIC) from 27 June to 8 July.

IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi will address the opening plenary session on 27 June at 09:00 CEST. Hans Wanner, former Director of the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (2010 – 2020), will preside over the Seventh Review Meeting as President and will open the proceedings.  

In force since 2001, the Joint Convention seeks to achieve and maintain a high level of worldwide safety in spent fuel and radioactive waste management. Today, of the 175 IAEA Member States, 87 are party to the Convention. At Review Meetings held every three years, the Contracting Parties to the joint Convention present and discuss national reports on the implementation of obligations under the Convention. The Seventh Review Meeting was delayed by one year due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The agenda for the two-week meeting includes topics such as stakeholder engagement in the management of radioactive waste from decommissioning activities, on which Contracting Parties will share their experiences and lessons learned.

Press Opportunities

Journalists are invited to attend the opening plenary session – starting at 9:00 CEST on 27 June – and the part of the closing session where the Contracting Parties will adopt a Summary Report – currently foreseen to be held in the afternoon of 7 July. For the exact timing of the closing session, please contact press@iaea.org.

Both sessions will be streamed live and will take place in Boardroom B/M1 in M Building of the VIC. Photos will also be made available at the IAEA Flickr page.


All journalists are requested to inform the IAEA Press Office of their plans to attend. Journalists with permanent credentials to the VIC need no additional credentials. We encourage those journalists who do not yet have permanent accreditation, to request it at UNIS Vienna.

Other journalists who only intend to attend this event should contact the IAEA Press Office for accreditation by Friday 24 June 16:00 CEST. Please email press@iaea.org.

Last update: 24 June 2022

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