In view of the clear Community responsibilities set out in the Euratom Treaty, especially with regard to radiation protection and nuclear safety, the Commission approved on 27.9.1993 a communication to the Council proposing the negotiation of an International Convention on Nuclear Safety. Preparatory work in view of establishing such an International Convention is already in progress within the International Atomic Energy Authority (IAEA) of the United Nations. A number of meetings of experts have taken place at which the Member States and the Commission have been represented. These meetings have achieved a substantial measure of agreement on the content and form of a draft Convention which aims at establishing agreement on a high level of nuclear safety worldwide. It is expected that a diplomatic conference to negotiate the terms of the Convention will be convened in the early months of 1994.