On 18 September 2019, Horia Grama, President, Nuclear Agency and for Radioactive Waste, Rodin Traicu, President, National Commission for Nuclear Activities Control, and Dazhu Yang, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, signed Romania’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2020–2025.
A CPF is the frame of reference for the medium-term planning of technical cooperation between a Member State and the IAEA and identifies priority areas where the transfer of nuclear technology and technical cooperation resources will be directed to support national development goals.
Romania has been an IAEA Member State since 1957. Its 2020–2025 CPF identifies 4 priority areas:
- Human health;
- Energy and industry;
- Nuclear and radiation safety;
- Food and agriculture.
The International Atomic Energy Agency is the world’s central intergovernmental forum for scientific and technical co-operation in the nuclear field. It works for the safe, secure and peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology, contributing to international peace and security and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
IAEA’s Medium Term Strategy 2018–2023
The Medium Term Strategy has been prepared through a joint consultation process among Member States and the Secretariat. It covers a period of six years from 2018 to 2023.
The Medium Term Strategy serves as a strategic direction and roadmap for the Secretariat to prepare the Agency’s programme and budget during the period covered by it, by identifying priorities among and within its programmes for three biennia for the achievement of the Agency’s statutory objectives in an evolving international environment.
The Medium Term Strategy 2018–2023 draws upon the implementation of the Medium Term Strategy 2012–2017 and may be updated, if deemed necessary by the Board of Governors, before the start of a programme and budget preparation process, adapting to new developments and evolving needs and priorities of Member States.
The IAEA works in close partnership with Member States, United Nations agencies, research organizations and civil society to maximize the contribution of nuclear science and technology to the achievement of development priorities.