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Nuclear Power Plant Exporters’ Principles of Conduct Launches Secretariat

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Secretariat for the Nuclear Power Plant Exporters’ Principles of Conduct
Danielle Kurpershoek
secretariat@nuclearprinciples.org
+ 39 02 9287 5124

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Karly Schledwitz
kschledwitz@ceip.org
+1 202.939.2233

Nuclear Power Plant Exporters’ Principles of Conduct Launches Secretariat

Coordinating body will ensure continuity and ongoing credibility

January 19, 2012

A secretariat to administer the Principles of Conduct process was recently launched following the successful conclusion of the initiative’s first implementation review meeting, held December 2011 in Moscow, Russia.

The creation of the secretariat follows the public announcement of the Principles, established by the world’s leading nuclear power plant vendors, in September 2011.

The establishment of the secretariat will ensure that the effort to maintain the Principles of Conduct remains dynamic. It will gradually assume responsibility for the day-to-day coordination of the process from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, which facilitated the development of the initiative. Carnegie will remain a close advisor to the process.

Established January 1, the secretariat will coordinate regular communication among the participating vendors, plan review meetings, coordinate general public communications as well as outreach to nuclear and other stakeholders, collect updates on implementation issues, and operate as a depository and clearinghouse of information for the process. Danielle Kurpershoek, LLM, a consultant and researcher with a background in international law, will carry out the duties and tasks of the secretariat.

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More information about the Nuclear Power Plant Exporters’ Principles of Conduct, including contact information for the secretariat is available at www.nuclearprinciples.org. The secretariat may be reached at secretariat@nuclearprinciples.org.

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