Convention on Nuclear Safety: Switzerland submits 9th national report to IAEA

Switzerland has submitted its 9th national report on the Convention on Nuclear Safety (CNS) to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna. The report shows that Switzerland is complying with the requirements of the international convention.

The Convention on Nuclear Safety sets internationally binding safety standards. By signing the Convention, 91 states undertake to submit a specific national report to the IAEA every three years on the status of implementation of the Convention. Switzerland is one of the founding states of the CNS and actively works to ensure that safety standards are maintained and strengthened.

By submitting its 9th national report to the IAEA, Switzerland demonstrates that it meets the requirement of Article 5 of the Convention. In their reports, the signatory states provide information on the following topics:

  • nuclear facilities in operation
  • legislation and regulatory framework
  • national regulatory authority
  • responsibility of the licensee or operator
  • priority of safety
  • financial and human resources
  • human factors
  • quality assurance
  • safety assessment
  • radiation protection
  • emergency response
  • siting, design, construction and operation of nuclear facilities

Next review meeting in spring 2023

The next CNS review meeting will be held at the IAEA in Vienna from March 20 to 31, 2023. The submitted national reports will be reviewed and evaluated by the participating states. ENSI will publish the results of the peer review on its website.

The last review meeting of 2020 could not take place due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Therefore, at the 2023 Review Conference, both the 8th national report from 2019 and the 9th national report, which has now been published, will be reviewed.