International Obligations of the Republic of Belarus to Ensure Nuclear and Radiation Safety

Legal basis

The Republic of Belarus is a contracting party to a number of international treaties, conventions, agreements affecting the issues of ensuring nuclear and radiation safety. Among them are the following:

Implementation of obligations in practice

The Republic of Belarus fully meets the obligations arising from the abovementioned treaties, conventions and agreements.

In particular, within the          Agreement between the Republic of Belarus and International Atomic Energy Agency on the application of safeguards in connection with the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, Gosatomnadzor provides maintenance of monthly inspections of nuclear materials and facilities of the Republic of Belarus, which are conducted by authorized representatives of the IAEA, as well as regular reports to the Department of Safeguards of the IAEA on inventory changes of nuclear material, lists of actual material and material balance sheets.

The Department implements the procedures established for the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety and the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management, including:

  • provides, once in 3 years, the preparation of national reports of the Republic of Belarus on the implementation of the conventions;

  • studies national reports of other countries and forms questions for them;

  • ensures preparation of answers to questions submitted to the Belarusian national reports;

  • participates in the Belarusian delegations in the review meetings of the contracting parties at the headquarters of the IAEA;

  • organizes implementation of recommendations received at the review meetings of the contracting parties in the Republic of Belarus.

Bearing in mind openness and transparency, Gosatomnadzor makes publicly available documents on the fulfillment of international commitments of the Republic of Belarus in the field of nuclear and radiation safety, in particular - national reports on the implementation of country commitments in the section “System of Nuclear and Radiation Safety in Belarus / Reports ensuring nuclear and radiation safety in the Republic of Belarus” of the department’s website. Information on the implementation of international obligations of the Republic of Belarus in the field of nuclear and radiation safety is published in the annual reviews of the state of nuclear and radiation safety, which are also publicly available in the mentioned section of the Gosatomnadzor website.



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