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Senior Regulators’ Meeting

The Senior Regulators’ Meeting is an annual event organized by the Agency during the General Conference. It is a forum for the exchange of information on current regulatory issues and trends among senior government officials involved in regulatory matters in the fields of nuclear, radiation, transport and radioactive waste safety and nuclear security.

60th Regular Session of the
IAEA General Conference
Senior Regulators’ Meeting

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Conference Room C3, C Building, Seventh Floor


Thursday 29 September




Opening Remarks - Director General, Yukiya Amano

Session I: Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste - The Licensing Process

Introductory Remarks - chair, P. Tiipana, Finland

IAEA Perspective: The licensing process and the role of the regulator: elements of the IAEA’s safety standards, P. Johnston

Member States’ Perspectives
11:15–11:30 Chairperson’s Summary of Session I
11:30–13:00 Lunch Break


Session II: Regional Approaches for Improving Regulatory Capacities for Nuclear Security

Introductory Remarks - chair, G. Emi-Reynolds, Ghana

Member States presentations on:
  • Benefits of regional activities and initiatives for improving the security of radioactive material and associated facilities
  • Activities for improving the security of nuclear material and facilities
G. Dandrieux - ENSRA; M. Hawwari - Jordan; K. Mrabit - Morocco; B. Tyobeka - South Africa

IAEA presentation on:
14:45–15:00 Chairperson’s Summary of Session II
15:00–15:30 Coffee Break




Session III: Regulatory Readiness of Countries Embarking on a Nuclear Power Programme

Introductory Remarks - chair, J.-L. Lachaume, France

IAEA Activities

Challenges in Strengthening Safety of Nuclear Installations Globally, G. Rzentkowski

Panel discussion
  • Addressing challenges in establishing an effective regulatory framework
  • Considering safety as an essential condition for a sustainable and successful nuclear power programme
  • Responding to the globalization of nuclear safety in the early stages of nuclear power programme development
O. Lugovskaya - Belarus; Y. Stockmann - European Commission; A. Przybycin - Poland; A. Ferapontov - Russian Federation, S. Burns - USA
17:15–17:30 Chairperson’s Summary of Session III

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