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Chronology of Key Events

(January 2009 - December 2010)

DECEMBER 2010

2, Thursday. Board of Governors Begins December Deliberations. IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano opened the Board of Governors meeting in Vienna, Austria by addressing IAEA activities related to technical cooperation, nuclear energy, nuclear verification and assurance of supply of nuclear fuel. Full Story | DG Statement - Safeguards in DPRK | Audio: DG Statement | Video: Safeguards in DPRK | Media Advisory, 25 November 2010

SEPTEMBER 2010

13, Monday. Board of Governors Begins June Deliberations. IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano opened a busy Board of Governors meeting in Vienna, Austria by addressing IAEA activities related to nuclear security, nuclear verification, safeguards, assurance of fuel supply and budget-related issues. Full Story | DG Statement | Audio: DG Statement | Video: DG Statement

JUNE 2010

7, Monday. Board of Governors Begins June Deliberations. IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano opened a busy Board of Governors meeting in Vienna, Austria by addressing IAEA activities related to a range of nuclear issues including nuclear safety and security, technical cooperation, verification of nuclear non-proliferation as well as the Agency's programme and budget. Full Story | DG Statement | Audio: DG Statement | Video: DG Statement

MAY 2010

3, Monday. IAEA Director General Addresses 2010 NPT Review Conference. IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano addressed the opening session of the Review Conference for the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). Full Story | DG Statement | Video: DG Statement [.mp4]

MARCH 2010

1, Monday. IAEA Director General Addresses Board. IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano opened a busy Board of Governors meeting in Vienna, Austria by addressing IAEA activities related to nuclear energy, nuclear safety and security, cancer control, nuclear verification and safeguards, as well as management and budget issues. Full Story | DG Statement | Audio: DG Statement | Audio: Press Briefing

NOVEMBER 2009

2, Monday. IAEA Chief Addresses UN General Assembly. Speaking to the UN General Assembly in New York, IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei gave an update on the work of the Agency in the last year and highlighted some of the challenges which need to be addressed. Full Story | DG Statement | Audio: DG Statement

SEPTEMBER 2009

7, Monday. Director General Reports to Board on Range of Nuclear Matters. During today's opening of the IAEA Board of Governors, Director General Mohamed ElBaradei reported on nuclear power, nuclear applications, security and safety as well as non-proliferation issues. The Board is meeting this week in Vienna. Full Story | DG Statement | Audio: DG Statement [.mp3]

JULY 2009

30, Thursday. Report on North Korea Safeguards for IAEA General Conference. The latest report of IAEA Director General ElBaradei on the Application of Safeguards in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) was forwarded to the Agency's Member States. The report is for the consideration of States meeting at the IAEA General Conference in September. GC Report [pdf] | IAEA General Conference

28, Tuesday. Latest Report on IAEA Nuclear Safeguards Issued. In 2008, the IAEA applied nuclear safeguards for 163 States. A summary of the findings and conclusions are reported in the latest IAEA Safeguards Statement. Statement

JUNE 2009

17, Wednesday. Non-Proliferation. IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei intervened at the IAEA Board of Governors to comment on non-proliferation issues. DG Statement

15, Monday. Director General Reports to the Board on Nuclear Issues. During the opening of the Board of Governors, IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei reported on the successes of the Agency's Technical Cooperation programme, on nuclear power, nuclear applications, security and safety as well as non-proliferation. Full Story | DG Statement | Audio: DG Statement [.mp3] | Video: Safeguards in DPRK

12, Friday. UN Security Council Adopts Resolution on DPRK. The UN Security Council adopted a resolution that imposes tougher sanctions on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), including a tighter arms embargo and new financial restrictions, following the nuclear test that the DPRK conducted in May 2009. Press Release, UNSC

APRIL 2009

16, Thursday. IAEA Inspectors Depart DPRK. IAEA inspectors at the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Yongbyon nuclear facilities, on 15 April, removed all IAEA seals and switched off surveillance cameras. They left the country the following day. Press Release »

14, Tuesday. IAEA Inspectors Asked to Leave DPRK. The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has informed IAEA inspectors in the Yongbyon facility that it is immediately ceasing all cooperation with the IAEA. Press Release »

MARCH 2009

2, Monday. IAEA Board Begins March Deliberations. IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei opened the March Board of Governors meeting by addressing nuclear safety and security, nuclear power, nuclear applications, verification of nuclear non-proliferation as well as the Agency's programme and budget. The Board is meeting this week in Vienna. Full Story | DG Statement