On December 2, 2008, the first founders meeting was held and protocol of intentions was signed.
The founders of the UNF Association became: NNEGC «Energoatom», State owned «Eastern Mining and Processing Complex», CJSC «Scientific-Production Enterprise «Radiy», OJSC «Pivdenteploenergomontazh», OJSC «Teploenergomontazh», Scientific-Production Enterprise «Hartron-Energo Ltd» and Kharkiv Science-Research and Design Institute «Energoproekt».
On December 16, 2008, Assembly meeting was held, at which the draft of a Charter of the UNF Association was agreed.
During 2009 the work for the state registration of the UNF Association as a legal entity was held.
In 2010 working group was created, which meetings were held on April 21, 2010 and May 25, 2010 for the preparation of the first General Meetings of the UNF Association.
On June 15, 2010 General Meeting of the UNF Association was held.
On November 3, 2010, an International Conference, organized by the UNF Association, with the participation of delegates from the European «FORATOM» was held, the Membership Application to the European «FORATOM» was adopted.
The Directorate of UNF Association was formed on June, 2011. It consists of general director, director on public relations and UNF members support; director for management, strategy and international cooperation, the director of institutional development and training, office manager.
According to the main activities of the UNF Association and the European Nuclear Forum four working groups were formed, consisting of representatives of UNF members:
Organizational meetings of working groups, at which the Regulations on group activities and plans for 2011 were adopted, were held on the 23rd and 24th of June, 2011 and on the 10th and 16th of August, 2011. Secretaries of working groups are the directors of the Association in accordance with their duties.On the 6th of July, 2011 the meeting of the Presidium of the UNF Association was held. It was dedicated to the adoption of the Association as an associate member of the European Nuclear Forum. The Presidium also approved the Regulation on the working group «Standards for Security and regulations» and «Cooperation with the public and mass media».