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By sharing information and knowledge among member states as well as representing the interests of Korea in discussions of nuclear energy issues and important policy making processes, the Korea Liaison Office for GIF cooperates closely with the OECD/NEA and IFNEC for the peaceful and sustainable use of nuclear energy.

OECD/NEA is an independent agency within the OECD, representing leading nations in nuclear energy making up 85% of the world’s operating nuclear power generation capacity. Over 3,000 experts from its 31 member states participate in the agency, providing authoritative counsel on government decisions and creating a platform for the discussion of nuclear energy policies to build consensus on mutual interests.

The NEA operates over 50 working groups comprised of working parties and expert groups under its Steering Committee and 8 directly reporting bodies. It currently conducts 15 international joint research projects on nuclear energy.

The Korea Liaison Office for GIF cooperates with the NEA to participate in key nuclear energy policy decisions, understand trends in key nations, promote advanced Korean technologies and reflect Korean interests in key nuclear energy policies. It also works to advance Korean technologies and increase Korea’s international presence through participation and leadership in international joint research.

The IFNEC is a multilateral consultative body for information sharing and consultations on a wide range of nuclear energy issues among member states to ensure the sustainable use of nuclear energy. It is composed of 34 participant countries including the U.S., France and China, and 31 observer countries such as Brazil and South Africa, with international organizations including the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) participating as observer organizations.

The Korea Liaison Office for GIF cooperates with the IFNEC in the Executive Committee, Steering Group and Working Groups to discuss and propose solutions for key issues in global nuclear energy, such as infrastructure building in emerging nuclear energy countries, spent fuel management in nuclear energy countries and financing methods.