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Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Committee: International Atomic Energy Agency Country: The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Topic A: Suggestions regarding an Updated International Nuclear Waste Disposal Treaty Past UN Resolutions on the Issue: UN Resolution 66/52, Prohibition of the dumping of radioactive wastes, 2012 UN Resolution 64/45, Prohibition of the dumping of radioactive wastes, 2010 UN Resolution 62/34, Prohibition of the dumping of radioactive wastes, 2008 UN Resolution 50/70, Prohibition of the dumping of radioactive wastes, 1995

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan believes in the safe and sustainable disposal of nuclear waste. Government and people of Jordan deeply care about the environment. His Majestys government position is that people of this planet remain protected from the hazards of radioactivity emanating from unsafe practices of nuclear waste disposal. The Government of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan takes keen interest in development of international agreements which ensure transfer of technology of new and safe ways to dispose of nuclear waste. It considers dumping of unsafe nuclear waste by corporations or countries amongst other which cannot monitor their geographical boundaries unethical and criminal. Jordan feels that it is the responsibility of each country to safely dispose of their nuclear waste. Jordan supports mutually beneficial co operation and transfer of nuclear waste from a country which maybe geologically unsuitable to store nuclear waste to another whos geography and geology offers safer solutions. Recommendations to the committee: The delegate of Jordan recommends the committee to take the following points for discussion and implementation: 1. Importance of safe disposal to be carefully taken into consideration. 2. Each country to take responsibility for their nuclear waste. 3. Countries with more geologically suitable land to come forward and make mutually beneficial agreements for disposal. 4. Stop disposal of spent fuel into oceans. 5. Recycling of spent fuel. The delegation of Jordan will actively seek to have these solutions proposed to the committee, and work towards a more peaceful world for all nations.

Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan


Committee: International Atomic Energy Agency Country: The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Topic B: Multilateral Approaches to the Fuel Cycle Past UN Resolutions on the Issue: No resolutions

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan supports all endeavors aimed at strengthening the international nuclear non-proliferation regime. We hope that the international community can seek a practical scheme acceptable to all through thorough consultations. Such a scheme should not only promote the goal of preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons, but also be conducive to realizing the rights of peaceful uses of nuclear energy of all countries, especially developing countries. The government of Jordan feels that it should be given permission to develop nuclear power for energy consumption.

Recommendations to the committee: The delegate of Jordan recommends the committee to take the following points for discussion and implementation: (1) Reinforcing existing commercial market mechanisms on a case by case basis through long term contracts and transparent suppliers arrangements with government backing. Examples would be fuel leasing and fuel take-back offers, commercial offers to store and dispose of spent fuel, as well as commercial fuel banks. (2) Developing and implementing international supply guaranteeswith IAEA participation. Different models should be investigated, notably with the IAEA as a guarantor of service supplies, e.g. as administrator of a fuel bank. (3) Promoting voluntary conversion of existing facilities to MNAs, and pursuing them as confidence building measures, with the participation of NPT NNWS and NWS, and non-NPT States. (4) Creating, through voluntary agreements and contracts, multinational, and in particular regional, MNAs for new facilities based on joint ownership, drawing rights or co-management for front and back end nuclear facilities, such as uranium enrichment, fuel reprocessing, disposal and storage of spent fuel (and combinations thereof). Integrated nuclear power parks would also serve this objective. (5) The scenario of a further expansion of nuclear energy around the world might call for the development of a nuclear fuel cycle with stronger multilateral arrangements by region or by continent and for broader cooperation, involving the IAEA and the international community.