Week Ahead: IAEA Hosts Annual General Conference

Representatives from the IAEA’s 175 Member States will convene from 26 to 30 September for the 66th IAEA General Conference at the Agency’s headquarters in Vienna, Austria.

“Our work assisting Member States in addressing some of their most pressing development challenges continues,” IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said last week, addressing the IAEA’s Board of Governors. He detailed the IAEA’s work in areas from climate change and food security to plastic pollution and zoonotic diseases. At the opening of the conference on Monday morning, Mr Grossi will report on the Agency’s work and achievements in the past year.

During the week, delegates will discuss a range of topics, from the 2021 Annual Report and the 2023 budget to strengthening activities related to nuclear science, technology and applications, as well as the Agency’s nuclear safety and security activities and strengthening the effectiveness and improving the efficiency of Agency safeguards. They will also discuss specifically nuclear safety, security and safeguards in Ukraine and safeguards in the Middle East and in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

General Conference sessions in the Plenary Hall, including the statements of officials and delegates, will be livestreamed for the public

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