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IAEA to Host Joint 8th and 9th Review Meeting of the Convention on Nuclear Safety

Vienna, Austria

The Joint Eighth and Ninth Review Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety (CNS) will be held at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) from 20 to 31 March 2023.

IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi will address the opening plenary session on 20 March at 10:00 CET. Dana Drábová, Head of the State Office for Nuclear Safety of the Czech Republic and President of the Review Meeting, will start the proceedings.  

In force since 1996, the CNS aims to commit Contracting Parties operating land-based civil nuclear power plants to maintain a high level of safety by establishing fundamental safety principles to which States would subscribe. Today, of the 176 IAEA Member States, 91 are party to the Convention. At Review Meetings — held every three years — the Contracting Parties to the CNS present and discuss national reports on the implementation of obligations under the Convention. The Eighth Review Meeting was postponed owing to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.


The conference will take place in Boardroom B/M1 in the M-Building of the Vienna International Centre (VIC).

Press Opportunities

Journalists are invited to attend the opening plenary session — starting at 10:00 CET on 20 March — 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 30 March. 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 17 March 16:00 CET. Please email press@iaea.org.

Last update: 26 March 2023

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