Bylaws and Rules
Annex I and Annex II
contain the INSC Bylaws and Rules that are currently in force. Annex
III is a Guideline approved by the Council.
Global Creed and Public Statements
Annex IV contains the Global Creed approved by INSC for adoption by Member Societies. The list
of Member Societies having adopted it is included in the Annex.
Annex V and Annex VI
show statements made public by the Council on matters regarding Nuclear
Energy Role in 21st Century Development and Illegal Trade of Fissile Materials.
The Council accepted the Declaration on Nuclear Energy and Sustainable
Development shown in Annex VII.
In connection with the 50th Anniversary of the A-bomb and the NPT Extension
Conference, the Council made a statement expressing INSC hope for nuclear
energy to be utilized exclusively for peaceful uses. The statement refers
to the INSC Global Creed prescribing the promotion of peaceful uses of
nuclear energy (Annex VIII).
The International Nuclear Societies Council created the GLOBAL AWARD in the desire to promote recognition of noteworthy innovative efforts in the interests of safe and economically responsible peaceful application of nuclear technology.
The INSC GLOBAL AWARD is to honor an individual or program group whose international professional efforts in developing nuclear technology utilization in a sustainable manner for the welfare of society in accordance with the principles of the INSC Global Creed.
INSC GLOBAL AWARD
|1998||Hans Blix, Sweden|
|2000||L. Manning Muntzing, USA|
|2002||Takashi Mukaibo, Japan|
|2004||Wang Naiyan, China|
|2006||Jorge Spitalnik, Brazil|
|2008||Bertrand Barré, France|
|2010||Stanley R. Hatcher, Canada|
|2012||Chang Kun Lee, Republic of Korea|
|2014||Richard S. Denning, USA|
|2016||Dame Sue Ion, United Kingdom|
INSC views on the peer-review system for the Safety Convention were reported
to the IAEA and the Convention Parties in December 1994 (Annex
X). This system can accommodate the concept of a list of experts for
peer-review made by INSC from inputs by Member Societies. A proposal containing
a list of experts nominated by the Member Societies was sent to the Secretary
of the Nuclear Safety Convention in spring 1995. (Currently, 57 experts
have been nominated by ANA, AESJ, ANS, LAS and NEST). Informative actions
took place, in the 1995-96 period, to explain to some Parties and governments
the purpose and scope of this proposal.
50-Year Vision of Future Nuclear Energy
Based on the accomplishment of the first fifty years of development, new
directions of nuclear energy utilization in the second fifty years were
analyzed from a global standpoint and a long-term view. After more than
two years of work by the 50-Year Vision Committee, under the leadership
of Mr Masao Hori, INSC published the report "A VISION FOR THE SECOND
FIFTY YEARS OF NUCLEAR ENERGY -- Vision and Strategies". The original
version was issued in English. You can read the whole English version of
the 50-Year Vision Report here in this web site.
The Report is now translated/published in Korean, Japanese, Polish, Spanish,
Portuguese, Hebrew and Arabic languages. INSC holds the publication copyright.
This report represents a professional, global, and uncompromised view
of those engaged in the development and utilization of nuclear power and
related research all around the world:
professional, because it was written by technical people who
belong to Nuclear Societies that take part of INSC;
A Press Release regarding this publication was issued in April 1996 as
shown in Annex XI.
global, because it gathers the opinion of some 50,000 people from around
the world who are represented at INSC through their Nuclear Societies;
uncompromised, because it reflects no political or commercial boundaries,
just the consensus of the nuclear community worlwide.
Enhancement of Soviet Reactors Safety
Member Societies described the activities being performed in their countries
for enhancing the safety of Soviet designed reactors. Data on actions taken
by different countries for improving the safety of such reactors was consolidated
by the 1995-96 Secretariat.
Young Generation Nuclear Development
The Council decided to set up a Young Generation Development Committee
to prepare a statement proposal to promote the work of younger generations
in the nuclear area. The statement shall take into account the opinion
of the young generation entering the nuclear business.
A Statement to the COP3 by the INSC
The Council issued a Statement "REDUCING GLOBAL CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS"
(Annex XII) in October 1997 to the Third Conference
of the Parties (COP3) held in Kyoto in December 1997.
A central tenet of the COP3 was that carbon dioxide from the combustion
of fossil fuels may cause changes in the earth's climate. An objective
of the Conference would be to set limits on the emissions of carbon dioxide.
The Council believes that the world's capacity for generating electricity
from nuclear power must be increased substantially, if we are to meet the
ambitious targets for reducing global emissions of carbon dioxide.
A Statement to the COP4 by the INSC
The Council issued a Statement "REDUCING GLOBAL CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS"
(Annex XIV) in November 1998 to the Fourth Conference of the Parties (COP4) held in Buenos Aires.
Continuing the initiatives taken in Kyoto, INSC presented in Buenos Aires a new statement on "REDUCING GLOBAL CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS" that is basically an updating of the paper presented in Kyoto. Also several posters explaining what INSC is and introducing our publications "A Vision for the Second Fifty Years of Nuclear Energy " and "Worldwide Integrated View on Main Nuclear Energy Issues " were mailed to Asociacion Argentina de Tecnologia Nuclear (AATN) for their exhibition and distribution. We wish to thank AATN for the friendly collaboration offered to us.
INSC Action Plan for 1997 - 1998
As was agreed upon by the Council representatives and successfully executed by the Task Groups' members, the INSC Action Plan for 1997 - 1998 book "Worldwide Integrated View on Main Nuclear Energy Issues" incorporating the seven papers elaborated over two years, 1997 and 1998, was presented in Nice last October in a Special Session performed in conjunction with ENC'98.
For this two-year term, eight subjects of great interest regarding nuclear energy have been discussed:
- Nuclear Safety
- Nuclear Non-Proliferation
- Nuclear Role in Coming Future
- Public Acceptance
- Radioactive Waste
- Low Doses
- Young Generation Issues.
The possibility of setting up, under the INSC umbrella, a system
of exchange among member Societies of technical information, R&D recent
results, and newly developed operating practices is being investigated.
The system shall not duplicate existing networks.
Development of the International Council for Nuclear Waste
Disposal (ICND) will receive Council support provided INSC plays an important
role in its activities.
Pacific Nuclear Council
Common meetings for exchange of information and cooperative
efforts are periodically organized.
The Council is recognized by the International Atomic Energy
Agency (IAEA) as a Non Governmental Organization, having an Observer seat
at the General Conference of the Agency.
INSC meets twice a year in conjunction with major nuclear energy meetings.
INSC meetings have been held as follows:
|1||11 Nov 1990||Washington DC (USA)|
|2||16 Apr 1991||Paris (France)|
|3||10 Nov 1991||San Francisco (USA)|
|4||13 Apr 1992||Taipei (Taiwan)|
|5||15 Nov 1992||Chicago (USA)|
|6||20 Jun 1993||San Diego (USA)|
|7||3 Oct 1993||Toronto (Canada)|
|8||1 May 1994||Sydney (Australia)|
|9||2 Oct 1994||Lyon (France)|
|10||9 Apr 1995||Tokyo (Japan)|
|11||29 Oct 1995||San Francisco (USA)|
|12||4 Apr 1996||Vienna (Austria)|
|13||20 Oct 1996||Kobe (Japan)|
|14||10 Apr 1997||Tokyo (Japan)|
|15||30 Sep 1997||Vienna (Austria)|
|16||3 May 1998||Banff (Canada)|
|17||25 Oct 1998||Nice (France)|
|18||6 Jun 1999||Boston (USA)|
|19||30 Sep 1999||Vienna (Austria)|
|20||28 Apr 2000||Tokyo (Japan)|
| 21||12 Nov 2000||Washington DC (USA)|
| 22||20 Apr 2001||Seoul (Korea)|
| 23||15 Sep 2001||Paris (France)|
| 24||25 Apr 2002||Tokyo (Japan)|
| 25||17 Nov 2002||Washington DC (USA)|
| 26||13 Apr 2003||Tokyo (Japan)|
| 27||16 Nov 2003||New Orleans (USA)|
| 28||13 Jun 2004||Pittsburgh (USA)|
| 29||14 Nov 2004||Washington DC (USA)|
| 30||17 May 2005||Seoul (Korea)|
| 31||11 Dec 2005||Versailles (France)|
| 32||4 Jun 2006||Reno (USA)|
| 33||11 Nov 2006||Albuquerque (USA)|
| 34||24 June 2007||Boston (USA)|
| 35||11 Nov 2007||Washington DC (USA)|
| 36||08 Jun 2008||Anaheim (USA)|
| 37||09 Nov 2008||Reno (USA)|
| 38||10 May 2009||Tokyo (Japan)|
| 39||06 Sep 2009||Paris (France)|
| 40||16 Nov 2009||Washington DC (USA)|
| 41||13 Jun 2010||San Diego (USA)|
| 42||25 Oct 2010||Cancun (Mexico)|
| 43||04 May 2011||Nice (France)|
| 44||01 Nov 2011||Washington DC (USA)|
| 45||26 Jun 2012||Chicago (USA)|
| 46||10 Nov 2012||San Diego (USA)|
| 47||26 June 2013||Buenos Aires (Argentina)|
| 48||12 November 2013||Washington DC (USA)|
| 49||17 April 2014||Busan (ROK)|
| 50||12 November 2014||Anaheim, CA (USA)|
| 51||6 May 2015||ICAPP 15, Nice, France|
| 52||10 November 2015||Washington, DC (USA)|
| 53||19 April 2016||San Francisco, CA (USA)|
| 54||27 September 2016||Vienna (Austria)|
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