IAEA: Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Security
The IAEA is organizing, from 5th till 9th December 2016, the second International Conference on Nuclear Security. This Conference is to devine the goals that will drive the action of the IAEA and of the International Community for the strenghening of nuclear security till the year 2021. France will participate with a délégation of more than 70 experts.
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Following the « International Conference on Nuclear Security», hosted in Vienna in July 2013, the IAEA organizes a second International Conference on this topic, from 5th till 9th December 2016. In 2013, the previous conference had gathered more than 1.300 participants coming from 125 Member States among them 34 of Ministerial level. This Conference is also in line with the Nuclear Security Summit cycle, created in 2010 by President Obama, whose last meeting took place in Washington in April 2016.
The Conference will have two segments :
- one ministerial segment, offering the opportunity for ministers to bear a message on the achievements, tue engagements and the actions of States and will allow the adoption of a ministerial declaration defining the goals and priorities for the upcoming years ;
- a scientific and technical programme with high level politico discussions dedicated to 6 majors topics of Nuclear Security, along with technical break out sessions dedicated to scientifiques, techncial and legal challenges.
The French delegation, with more than 70 participants, will be led by Daniel VERWAERDE, General Admistrator of the Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA, atomic energy commission). During the week, French experts from ministers, the Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN, Nuclear Safetay Authority), the Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaires (IRSN, Nuclear Safety and Radioprotection Institute) along with représentatives from several French industries will participate to technical sessions with more than 100 contributions. The complete programme of the Conference and the list of side events, can be dowloaded on line. .
Several exhibition booths will allow the all participants to discuss and exchange with French représentatives ; the list of exhibitors and their location in the VIC can be downloaded here.
The IAEA Conferences and Meetings App provides a one-stop access to information on the Conference, exhibitions and scheduled side events. The app also allows users to put together their own personalized schedule of events. Via this app participants will be able to view contributed papers and the latest conference programme, message other participants, and view PowerPoint presentations released after the event. Participants will receive an email inviting them to register for the app approximately one week before the conference.