Rosatom is the official Russian Federation agency promoting international cooperation on peaceful uses of nuclear power. It is responsible for meeting Russia's commitments in the nuclear industry with a specific focus on the international nuclear non-proliferation effort.
Rosatom’s international activities are aimed at the establishment of favourable international, legal and political conditions for the subsequent promotion of Russian nuclear technology on global markets, strengthening nuclear safety and non-proliferation regimes as well as active participation in international organisations and forums.
Particular attention is paid to expansion of the international legal framework. Rosatom’s International relations Unit ensures the development of the Russian Federation’s inter-governmental agreements and inter-agency arrangements to support the implementation of these agreements. As of December 31 2014, in total 76 of these agreements and arrangements have been put in place and signed with the active involvement of Rosatom.
In addition the International relations Unit provides continuous political support to the implementation of large-scale projects primarily associated with the construction of NPPs overseas. To optimise these activities Rosatom is developing a network of representative offices in foreign countries. As of the end of 2014, Rosatom representative offices were operating in Russian embassies and trade missions in 14 countries across the world.
Rosatom recognizes the importance of cooperation with international organizations aimed at ensuring nuclear safety and enabling access to atomic energy for all interested parties. Rosatom's global partners are the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Nuclear Energy Agency within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (NEA OECD), and the CIS Commission for cooperation on peaceful uses for atomic energy.
On January 1 2013 Russia became a full member of the OECD NEA. The participation in research, computation and experimental projects and Agency programmes is aimed at the development of Russian innovative nuclear power technology, and the enhancement of nuclear and radiation safety. The work to harmonise the national approaches to licensing and identification of the approaches to the mutual recognition of expert appraisals of new NPP designs is carried out within the scope of the Multinational programme for the appraisal of new NPP designs in cooperation with other member-states (the United Kingdom, India, Canada, China, Russia, USA, Finland, France, Sweden, South Africa, South Korea and Japan). Russia participates in OECD NEA activities the ensure the stability of Mo-99 supplies jointly with other countries producing medical radioisotopes.