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UAE Nuclear Regulatory Approach, a role model for highest standards of safety and security

By Christer Viktorsson

Director General of the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR)

Today, there are around 440 operational nuclear power reactors in 30 countries, and 60 are under construction in 15 countries. Countries introducing nuclear power for the first time, called “newcomers”, face a number of similar key challenges in infrastructure development: completing a national strategy for the programme, developing legal framework and an independent nuclear regulatory body, establishing a competent operator and building a skilled workforce.

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Role of Radiation Technologies in the combat against Covid-19 pandemic

By the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR)

27 April 2020, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Since it emerged as a new virus in late December 2019 novel coronavirus (Covid-19) has had a severe impact across the world, leading to the World Health Organization declaring it a pandemic in March 2020. The United Arab Emirates has taken all necessary measures to protect the public by detecting, tracing and curbing the spread of Covid-19 in the country.

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FANR’s Director-General Statement marking World Quality Day (12 November 2020)

Today, the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) marks the World Quality Day, which provides an opportunity for stakeholders all over the globe to shed lights on efforts exerted to ensure quality at work.

Quality constitutes an indispensable element of FANR’s mission in regulating the nuclear and radiation industry. Since our establishment in 2009 to regulate the sector, our vision is crystal clear: to be globally recognized as a leading nuclear regulator. Therefore, quality plays a core factor in providing our services. It complements excellence which is one of our core values. We at FANR embrace both quality and excellence, to ensure we carry out our mission to serve the nation needs.

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A Strategic Perspective of Barakah: a Success in International Cooperation

As the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Permanent Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the UAE Special Representative for International Nuclear Cooperation, I am proud to have been given the opportunity to engage with responsible nations around the world for the promotion of peaceful nuclear energy.

In only a decade, the UAE has evolved from a new entrant in civil nuclear programs, to a reputed nuclear developer that has established culture of operational transparency and high nuclear safety and quality standards. This approach has meant that our vision of delivering peaceful nuclear energy has been reached more efficiently and effectively than any other nuclear new build program. Thanks to our visionary leadership, along with a team of remarkable experts working in close collaboration with international entities, we have worked over the span of a decade to steadily progress to become the 33rd nation to enable nuclear operations for peaceful purposes.

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