List of INSC Publications

INSC 50-Year Vision Report

The International Nuclear Societies Council published “A Vision for the Second Fifty Years of Nuclear Energy — Vision and Strategies” from the American Nuclear Society in 1996.

No.TitlePublication DateCommitteeChair
1A Vision for the Second Fifty Years of Nuclear Energy — Vision and StrategiesMarch 1996INSC Fifty-Year Vision Committee
Masao Hori

Copies are available from the American Nuclear Society or other INSC Member Societies. (About US$15 or equivalent prices in other currencies) . You can read and download the HTML format contents from this site.

INSC Action Plan Report

The International Nuclear Societies Council has published INSC Action Plan 1997-1998 Report “Worldwide Integrated View on Main Nuclear Energy Issues (Rev.1)” in March 1999, under the sponsorship of the European Nuclear Society. The volume bound together the following reports;

Publication Date
Task Group

1Toward a Worldwide Consensus about Safety of Nuclear ReactorsMarch 1999Nuclear Safety Task GroupBernard Roche
2Nuclear Non-proliferationMarch 1999Nuclear Non-Proliferation Task GroupChang Kun Lee
3Important Issues in Global Utilization of Nuclear EnergyMarch 1999Task Group on Nuclear Role in Coming FutureMasao Hori
4Achieving Public Understanding and Acceptance of Nuclear PowerMarch 1999Public Acceptance Task GroupManuel Acero
5Radioactive WasteMarch 1999Radioactive Waste Task GroupJohn Mathieson
6Role of Risk Methods in The Regulation of Nuclear PowerMarch 1999Risk Task GroupRobert A. Bari
7Low Doses of Ionising Radiation Incurred at Low Dose RatesMarch 1999Low Dose Task GroupDonald J. Higson
8Report of the Younger Generation of Professionals within Nuclear Science and TechnologyMarch 1999Younger Generation Group for the Council
John Graham

Copies of the bound volume are available from the European Nuclear Society or other INSC Member Societies. (About US$15 or equivalent prices in other currencies) . You can read and download the HTML format contents from this site.

INSC “Current Issues in Nuclear Energy” Series

The International Nuclear Societies Council has published “Current Issues in Nuclear Energy” Series from the American Nuclear Society since 2002.

No.TitlePublication DateTask GroupChair
1Nuclear Power and the EnvironmentJanuary 2002Nuclear Power & Environment Task GroupJair A.M. Souza
2Radioactive WasteAugust 2002Waste Management Task GroupJohn Mathieson
3Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Rev.2)October 2003Non-Proliferation Task GroupJorge Spitalnik
4Nuclear Production of Hydrogen — Technologies and Perspectives for Global DeploymentDecember 2004Task Group on Nuclear Energy’s Role in the Future
Masao Hori

Copies of each book are available from the American Nuclear Society or other INSC Member Societies. (About US$15~25 or equivalent prices in other currencies).


50-Year Vision Report


Action Plan Report

Public Statements

Public Statements

INSC Activities

INSC Information 2

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). 

Global Award

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.

1998Hans Blix, Sweden
2000L. Manning Muntzing, USA
2002Takashi Mukaibo, Japan
2004Wang Naiyan, China
2006Jorge Spitalnik, Brazil
2008Bertrand Barré, France
2010Stanley R. Hatcher, Canada
2012Chang Kun Lee, Republic of Korea
2014Richard S. Denning, USA
2016Dame Sue Ion, United Kingdom
2018Juan Eibenschutz, Mexico

Technical Actions

Safety Convention

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
  • Risk
  • Low Doses
  • Young Generation Issues.

Cooperative Actions

  • 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.
  • IAEA
    • 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:

111 Nov 1990Washington DC (USA)
216 Apr 1991Paris (France)
310 Nov 1991San Francisco (USA)
413 Apr 1992Taipei (Taiwan)
515 Nov 1992Chicago (USA)
620 Jun 1993San Diego (USA)
73 Oct 1993Toronto (Canada)
81 May 1994Sydney (Australia)
92 Oct 1994Lyon (France)
109 Apr 1995Tokyo (Japan)
1129 Oct 1995San Francisco (USA)
124 Apr 1996Vienna (Austria)
1320 Oct 1996Kobe (Japan)
1410 Apr 1997Tokyo (Japan)
1530 Sep 199Vienna (Austria)
163 May 1998Banff (Canada)
1725 Oct 1998Nice (France)
186 Jun 1999Boston (USA)
1930 Sep 1999Vienna (Austria)
2028 Apr 2000Tokyo (Japan)
2112 Nov 2000Washington DC (USA)
2220 Apr 2001Seoul (Korea)
2315 Sep 2001Paris (France)
2425 Apr 2002Tokyo (Japan)
2517 Nov 2002Washington DC (USA)
2613 Apr 2003Tokyo (Japan)
2716 Nov 2003New Orleans (USA)
2813 Jun 2004Pittsburgh (USA)
2914 Nov 2004Washington DC (USA)
3017 May 2005Seoul (Korea)
3111 Dec 2005Versailles (France)
324 Jun 200Reno (USA)
3311 Nov 2006Albuquerque (USA)
3424 June 2007Boston (USA)
3511 Nov 2007Washington DC (USA)
3608 Jun 2008Anaheim (USA)
3709 Nov 2008Reno (USA)
3810 May 2009Tokyo (Japan)
3906 Sep 2009Paris (France)
4016 Nov 2009Washington DC (USA)
4113 Jun 2010San Diego (USA)
4225 Oct 2010Cancun (Mexico)
4304 May 2011Nice (France)
4401 Nov 2011Washington DC (USA)
4526 Jun 2012Chicago (USA)
4610 Nov 2012San Diego (USA)
4726 June 2013Buenos Aires (Argentina)
4812 November 2013Washington DC (USA)
4917 April 2014Busan (ROK)
5012 November 2014Anaheim, CA (USA)
516 May 2015ICAPP 15, Nice, France
5210 November 2015Washington, DC (USA)
5319 April 2016San Francisco, CA (USA)
5427 September 2016Vienna (Austria)
5520 June 2017Mexico D.F (Mexico)
5631 October 2017Washington D.C (USA)
5710 April 2018Charlotte (USA)
5819 September 2018Vienna (Austria)
592 July 2019Buenos Aires (Argentina)
6020 November 2019Washington, 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 Burchill’s Message

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.

Fernando Naredo
INSC Chair 2019-2020

INSC History