The Convention on Nuclear Safety (CNS) aims to commit Contracting Parties operating land-based civil nuclear power plants to maintain a high level of safety by establishing fundamental safety principles to which States would subscribe.
The Convention is based on the Parties’ common interest to achieve higher levels of safety that will be developed and promoted through regular meetings. It obliges Parties to submit reports on the implementation of their obligations for “peer review” at meetings that are normally held at IAEA Headquarters. This mechanism is the main innovative and dynamic element of the Convention.
Date of adoption: 17 June 1994
Place of adoption: Vienna, Austria
Date of entry into force: 24 October 1996
Depositary: Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
The Convention on Nuclear Safety was adopted on 17 June 1994 by a Diplomatic Conference convened by the International Atomic Energy Agency at its Headquarters from 14 to 17 June 1994
Revisions and Addendums
4 August 1994
4 April 1997
Status as of 17 March 1997
22 September 2000
Status list as of 12 September 2000
5 November 2002
Status list as of 30 September 2002
IAEA, International Atomic Energy Agency