UAE re-elected to membership of IAEA Board of Governors

UAE re-elected to membership of IAEA Board of Governors
2013-09-19 18:33:14

WAM VIENNA, 19th September, 2013 (WAM) — The General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), today unanimously re-elected the UAE to the Board of Governors membership for the period of 2013-2015.

The Board of Governors, which consists of 35 members, is the most important decision-making body in the agency. During periodic meetings the board discusses reports of the Director-General, and endorses recommendations and decisions relevant to the Agency’s work programmes and budget. It also discusses competent reports on verification activities regarding the application of the safeguards system and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.

The membership allows the UAE to play an active role in determining the policies and work of the Agency in the fields of nuclear energy, nuclear security, nuclear safety and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, in consistence with the public policy of the state.

The UAE had previously occupied a seat on the Board from 2010-2012.

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