The 151-member International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) unanimously agreed to an action plan on September 22 to help strengthen global nuclear security in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear accident.
The action plan was drawn up by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano and endorsed by the ongoing annual General Conference of the UN watchdog in Vienna's United Nations Center.
All member states have met the consensus that the implementation of the plan through concrete and effective measures was urgent and important.
The 12-point program was aimed to promote safety controls in the world's 432 nuclear reactors, and to improve standards and independence of supervisory authorities.
However, the action plan was not obligatory as nuclear safety remained a national issue.
The 55th IAEA's General Conference mainly focused on the summing-up of experience in the aftermath of Japan's nuclear accident in March and the improvement of nuclear safety.
Some representatives attending the conference said in their addresses that nuclear energy development was still an efficient measure to deal with resource shortages and achieve low-carbon emission, adding that their countries would continue to adhere to strategic development of nuclear power.
Meanwhile, all countries stressed that the IAEA should further strengthen supervision and guidance of nuclear facilities, and improve nuclear safety through technical and economic means.