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Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management


Forthcoming events

  • The Extraordinary Meeting will be held on 12-13 May 2014
  • The Organizational Meeting of 5th Review Meeting will be held on 14-15 May 2014
  • The 5th Review Meeting will start on 11 May 2015

Status and background

The Joint Convention entered into force on 18 June 2001. The current number of signatories and Contracting Parties is provided in the latest “status” document while detailed information about the origin and scope of the Joint Convention can be found under “background”.  Four Review Meetings were convened since the Joint Convention entered into force. Each Review Meeting produced a Summary Report. In addition several Contracting Parties made public their National Reports.

Joint Convention Documents

The Articles of the Joint Convention (INFCIRC/546), the Rules of Procedure and Financial Rules (INFCIRC/602/Rev.4), the Guidelines regarding the Review Process (INFCIRC/603/Rev.5) and the Guidelines regarding the Form and Structure of National Reports (INFCIRC/604/Rev.2) are provided in all UN languages.

Results of the Review Meetings

Four Review Meetings were held since the Joint Convention entered into force. The results of these meetings, Summary Reports, National Reports and relevant information are outlined respectively: Fourth Review Meeting; Third Review Meeting; Second Review Meeting; First Review Meeting

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| Last update: Thursday, February 20, 2014.