CNSC's Ramzi Jammal assumes leadership at international review meeting on nuclear safety

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March 1, 2016

Today, Mr. Jammal is at the Convention on Nuclear Safety Officers’ Turnover Meeting at IAEA Headquarters to take on his role of President of the 7th Review Meeting of the Convention on Nuclear Safety. In his opening remarks, he set out his commitments as President and the key objectives for the 7th Review Meeting to ensure global nuclear safety by maintaining the highest level of safety of nuclear power reactors around the world. He also took this opportunity to thank all Contracting Parties for his appointment.

Ramzi Jammal, CNSC Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer, was elected unanimously by Contracting Parties as President of the 7th Review Meeting of the Convention on Nuclear Safety last October.

As President, Mr. Jammal will lead discussions among participating countries on how to improve nuclear safety worldwide through a constructive exchange of views. Mr. Jammal succeeds Mr. André-Claude Lacoste, former Chairman of France’s nuclear regulator, the Autorité de sûreté nucléaire. The 7th Review Meeting of the Convention will be held in the spring of 2017 in Vienna.

Quick facts

  • The Convention on Nuclear Safety was adopted in Vienna in 1994.
  • The Convention was drawn up during a series of expert-level meetings from 1992 to 1994, and was the result of considerable work by governments, national nuclear safety authorities and the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Secretariat.
  • Its aim is to legally commit participating States operating nuclear power plants to maintain a high level of safety by setting international benchmarks to which States would subscribe.

“It is an honour to have been elected as President of the 7th Review Meeting of the Convention on Nuclear Safety. With the assistance of the two Vice-Presidents, Mr. Georg Schwarz and Mr. Geoffrey Emi-Reynolds, I want to make the 7th Review Meeting a successful one, and this meeting is the beginning of this process. I want to demonstrate to the world the effectiveness of the CNS at maintaining and improving global nuclear safety.”

Ramzi Jammal, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operations Officer, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

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