This paper presents a summary of the recent, ongoing and planned safety related IAEA activities on planning, implementation and termination of decommissioning. Work related to the “Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management” and to the development of the international safety standards for decommissioning of facilities using radioactive materials is described. The IAEA activities on the technical assistance to the Member States in the development and review of decommissioning plans through national and international Technical Cooperation Programme projects and through other projects (FaSa project, R2D2P Project, decommissioning of the Iraq former nuclear complex) are presented. Recently established IAEA peer review services on decommissioning are addressed, as well as the international decommissioning forum.

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