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


Forthcoming events

The 5th Review Meeting of the Contracting Parties pursuant to Article 30 of the Joint Conventionwill be held at the IAEA’s Headquarters between 11 and 22 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.

The Second Extraordinary Meeting of the Contracting Parties was held in May 2014 and a Summary Report was produced.

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: Tuesday, December 09, 2014.