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.