IAEA Board of Governors
The Board of Governors generally meets five times per year - in March and June, twice in September (before and after the General Conference) and in December.
At its meetings, the Board examines and makes recommendations to the General Conference on the IAEA's accounts, programme, and budget and considers applications for membership. It also approves safeguards agreements and the publication of the IAEA's safety standards and has the responsibility for appointing the Director General of the IAEA with the approval of the General Conference.
Board Members for 2013-2014
For the 2013-2014 period, the new composition of the 35-member IAEA Board is: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Japan, Kenya, Libya, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Russian Federation, Slovakia, South Africa, Sudan, Sweden, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela and Vietnam.
The Chair of the Board of Governors for 2013-2014 is the Governor from Vietnam, Mr. Thiep Nguyen. He succeeds Mr. John Barrett, Governor from Canada.
The Ambassadors and Resident Representatives of Norway and Poland were elected as Vice-Chairmen. They are
Mr. Jan Petersen, Governor from Norway, and
Mr. Przemyslaw Grudzinski, Governor from Poland.