Conference Highlights: Thursday, 21 September
- New Members Elected to the IAEA Board of Governors
Eleven countries have been newly elected to serve on the 35-member IAEA Board of Governors for the period 2006-2007. The action was taken by Member States meeting at the IAEA General Conference in Vienna this week. The newly elected Board members are Austria, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Croatia, Ethiopia, Finland, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Thailand. More »
- Special Event on Nuclear Supply and Non-Proliferation on Final Day
The special event enters its final day of discussions of possible steps that can guarantee countries a secure and economical nuclear fuel supply, if they forgo building indigenous enrichment facilities. A press conference with Chairman and Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) President Charles B. Curtis and the Scientific Secretary Tariq Rauf of the IAEA will summarize the outcome the three-day conference. Media Advisory »
- Senior Regulators' Meeting
The traditional meeting of senior regulators who are policy-makers in the field of nuclear, radiation, transport and radioactive waste safety, will take place today, 21 September, beginning at 9.00 a.m. in the IAEA Boardroom, on the 4th floor of Building C at the VIC. More »
- Technical Cooperation Meetings
Representatives of the Quartpartite Forum of the regional projects in Africa, Asia, and Latin America are holding a meeting at the IAEA today.
- Briefing on the Illicit Trafficking Database
A briefing on the Illicit Trafficking Database (ITDB) operations and global illicit trafficking trends and patterns, 1993-2006, will be held today from 2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. at Meeting Room J-241/2 on the 1st floor of the Austria Center
- Briefing on Research Reactors
A briefing on research reactor nuclear fuel - covering IAEA activities in support of Member States' work - will describe the objectives, structure and implementation of current and future IAEA activities in support of Member States' participation in research reactor programmes. Special emphasis will be placed on IAEA implementation mechanisms and the value added through IAEA involvement.
- Briefing on Nuclear Power Infrastructure
A briefing for interested Member States in nuclear power infrastructure development will describe current and proposed Agency activities in response to a General Conference resolution last year on "Approaches to supporting nuclear power infrastructure development". The briefing will present two documents: one on basic infrastructure and a second on potential sharing of nuclear infrastructure. It will also describe a forthcoming document identifying milestones for preparing for the introduction of nuclear power.
- Briefing on Innovative Nuclear Technologies
A briefing on innovation and the future development of the International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles (INPRO) will review results and progress to date in INPRO. Presentations by Member States and IAEA staff will also provide information on the current programme and future plans. The briefing will take place today at 4.00 p.m. in Meeting Room N of the Austria Center.
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