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Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Global
Date
Sep 26, 1986
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-000881)
Title (French)

Convention sur la notification rapide d'un accident nucléaire

Title (Spanish)

Convención sobre la pronta notificación de accidentes nucleares

Title (Other)

Übereinkommen über die frühzeitige Benachrichtigung bei nuklearen Unfällen

Place of adoption
Vienna
Depository
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency
Language
Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Entry into force
Oct 27, 1987
Subject
Waste & hazardous substances
Geographical area
Arctic
Abstract

Objectives: To provide relevant information about nuclear accidents as early as possible in order that transboundary radiological consequences can be minimised.

Summary of provisions: In the event of a nuclear accident, the Party concerned undertakes to notify, directly or through the International Atomic Energy Agency thereinafter referred to as the Agency, those states which are or may be physically affected and the Agency of the nuclear accident, its nature, the time of its occurrence and the exact location where appropriate (art. 2a) as well as to provide them with such available information relevant to minimising the radiological consequences in those states (art. 2b). With a view to minimising the radiological consequences, Parties may notify in the event of nuclear accidents other than those specified in article 1 (art. 3). The Agency is to inform Parties, member States, other States, which are or may be physically affected and relevant international organisations of a notification received pursuant to subparagraph (a) of article 2 (art. 4a). It is also to provide any Party, member States or relevant international organisations, upon request, with the information received pursuant to subparagraph (b) of article 2 (art. 4b).

(Source: IUCN ELC, 08.2005, based on UNEP Register of International Treaties and Other Agreements in the Field of the Environment, 1996) Article XXX allows international organizations to become Parties to this instrument. The following organizations have become Parties: EURATOM, FAO, WHO, WMO. This is not reflected in the Parties' matrix attached.

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