Bylaws and Rules
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.
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.
|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|
|2018||Juan Eibenschutz, Mexico|
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;
- global, because it gathers the opinion of some 50,000 people from around the world who are represented at INSC through their Nuclear Societies;
- compromised, because it reflects no political or commercial boundaries, just the consensus of the nuclear community worldwide.
A Press Release regarding this publication was issued in April 1996 as shown in Annex XI.
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.
- Information Network
- 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.
- Waste Disposal
- 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 199||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 200||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)|
|55||20 June 2017||Mexico D.F (Mexico)|
|56||31 October 2017||Washington D.C (USA)|
|57||10 April 2018||Charlotte (USA)|
|58||19 September 2018||Vienna (Austria)|
|59||2 July 2019||Buenos Aires (Argentina)|
|60||20 November 2019||Washington, D.C. (USA)|
Chairman Lee’s Message
At the threshold of the 21st century and on the inceptive arena of this third millennium, International Nuclear Societies Council is entering its second decade from the birth on the solid basis that has been laid out by our predecessors hitherto.
History has witnessed how well INSC played its role during the last decade of the last century in delivering major policy overtures to the world nuclear community and also demonstrated a melting pot’s function by having melted different views into constructive & prophetic recommendations bearing a long-term objective in mind to save this planet Earth.
When homogeneous individuals try to achieve a set of heterogeneous objective, active cooperation is called for. However, in case heterogeneous societies attempt to attain a set of homogeneous unified goal, more than simple cooperation is required, and strong coordination is a key to success in the course of work. In this context, your active cooperation together with positive coordination is truly appreciated.
We are very pleased to acknowledge the efforts and performances of the Council representatives, the Task Group participants and committee members who have voluntarily rendered their time and endeavors for raising the INSC banner high. Together with your efforts, I dare say that the nuclear renaissance is not a too distant dream. Your continued support and engagement will be most appreciated. Thank you very much.Chang Kun Lee
Chairman Spitalnik’s Message
INSC is starting its 13th year of existence with full recognition by its Member Societies of its usefulness and relevance, having conquered the position of being their focal point for international exchange of ideas and concerns resulting from the use and applications of nuclear science and technology.
During our mandate of the 2003-04 time period, we shall make all efforts to maintain this successful INSC achievement and to work towards reaching common grounds in dealing with controversial nuclear issues that are getting, nowadays, into the global agenda.
It is our aim to continue the publication of the Series on Current Issues of Nuclear Energy, right now with Reports in two particular areas; Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Role in Coming Future — Hydrogen Utilization. In addition to the work of existing INSC Task Groups, other issues that could be considered for development in the near future are Nuclear Safety Culture, and Non-Proliferation Reactors and associated Fuel Cycles.
By initiative of AESJ, INSC could reach an agreement with the United Nations University (U.N.U.) to implement a new program of Annual Seminars for University students on subjects related to the contribution of different energy options to sustainable development, environment protection and reduction of greenhouse gases emissions, and advances in non-power nuclear energy applications. Discussions that were started last year, under the administration of the immediate past-Chairman, Dr. Chang-Kun Lee, are fairly advanced to set up a Cooperation Agreement between INSC and U.N.U., and it is our intention to pursue them.
We shall continue with our efforts to increase our membership by adding new Nuclear Societies to our Member Societies roster, and to get further recognition from International Organizations to obtain the NGO Observer status amongst them.
Let me thank you all for your kind contribution and support in making INSC a really relevant Institution for all nuclear communities worldwide.
Chairman Fernando Naredo’s Message
YES, The International Nuclear Societies Council is THIRTY! Founded on November 11, 1990, it has continued to grow with the addition earlier this year of Women in Nuclear- Global, with 35,000 members around the world. The total number of individual members in all the 40 Societies in the Council now exceeds 100,000. The INSC is an accredited organization with the United Nations Environmental Programme and has an Observer status with the International Atomic Energy Agency.
The European Nuclear Society has chaired the Council in 2019 and 2020. In 2019 the first INSC Meeting took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in conjunction with the Annual Symposium of the Latin American Section of the ANS.
The second Meeting was done in Washington D.C., USA, in connection with the Winter Meeting of the American Nuclear Society.
The first Meeting of 2020 was planned to happen in April in Tokyo, Japan, with the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum, and included a visit of the Fukushima Daichi plant. As the time of the meeting approached the COVID pandemic first wave was hitting every country and the travel restrictions made a presential meeting impossible. In June INSC held its first virtual meeting ever. At that moment the intention was to hold the second Meeting of the year in September in Vienna, Austria, on the sides of the IAEA General Conference, and celebrate the 30th INSC Anniversary then. The Corona sanitary crisis made it impossible again, and a virtual meeting was organized in October, with a record number of attendees.
Looking forward to the New Year, the current plan for the first meeting is to do it in Tokyo in the Spring, if possible. The UN Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP26) was shifted from this year to next, in Glasgow, UK. INSC and its Societies shall have an intense presence in the Conference and highlight the contribution that nuclear energy makes to the supply of low carbon electricity around the world.
In closing, I would like to thank my fellow INSC Officers Prof. P.Seong, Dr. P. Ozemoyah and Dr. O. Peixoto for their efforts and support in striving to make the Council a truly global voice for nuclear science and technology professionals.
INSC Chair 2019-2020