MEFOMP Countries are included in a wider Implementation of IAEA Code of Conduct to Enhance Safety and Security. Vienna, 27 to 31 May, 2019




By intensifying the implementation of the IAEA Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources and its supplementary Guidance documents, countries are strengthening radiation safety and nuclear security not only domestically, but also internationally. This was the conclusion of a meeting where over 190 technical and legal experts from 103 countries (including the following MEFOMP countries: Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Syria and Yemen) and three non-governmental organizations gathered.
 

The Code of Conduct describes how countries can ensure the safety and security of radioactive sources, from the stage of initial production to their final disposal. To date, 137 countries have made a political commitment to imple-ment the Code of Conduct.
 

1. This meeting was held at the IAEA Headquarters in Vienna under the chairmanship of Mr F. Feron (France).
 

2. As agreed at the opening session, participants were divided into three Country Groups that worked in parallel from evening session at 27th of May till the morning session at the 30th of May. Country Groups were chaired by Mr Mohammad Kharita (Qatar), Mr Faradally A. Ollite (Mauritius) and Ms Cristina Dominguez (Argentina). Chairs were supported by rapporteurs form the Secretariat:
 

The meeting provided a platform for a wide exchange of information on the national implementation of the Code of Conduct and the Guidance documents. Meetings of this kind take place every three years to enable countries to report on progress, exchange lessons learned and discuss areas in need of improvement.





              


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