IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency

09/24/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/24/2021 09:52

Nuclear Newcomers Share Experience as Regulatory Cooperation Forum Implements Strategic Plan

A year after the launch of the IAEA Regulatory Cooperation Forum (RCF) Strategic Plan 2020-2024, members of the RCF gathered for a plenary session today on the margins of the 65th IAEA General Conference. The plenary discussed the experience of countries introducing nuclear power for the first time and reviewed the implementation steps and progress of the Strategic Plan.

"Our primary goal is to achieve the highest standards of safety based on the IAEA safety standards," said Lydie Evrard, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security, in her opening remarks. "The Agency is strongly committed to the continuous improvement of our support programmes, focusing on the needs of recipient countries."

The RCF is a member-driven forum of nuclear power regulators that promotes the sharing of regulatory knowledge and experience through international cooperation and collaboration. Members include countries with advanced nuclear power programs, those embarking on nuclear power and countries with smaller programs considering expansion. It provides a platform for nuclear newcomers to receive support from countries with operating nuclear power plants.