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Press Arrangements For Global Threat Reduction Initiative and IAEA General Conference

31 August 2004 | Key partners of a global initiative to upgrade nuclear security are meeting at an international conference, "The Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI) International Partners Conference" at the Austria Center in Vienna on 18-19 September, 2004. The Conference is co-sponsored by the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Russian Federation.

Press arrangements: The Conference begins on Saturday, 18 September at 16:00 with keynote addresses by Spencer Abraham, U.S. Secretary of Energy, Alexander Rumyantsev, Director, Russian Federal Atomic Energy Agency and a welcome address by IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei. This session is open to the media. Cameras should take their positions in Hall E by 15:45 for a photo opportunity at 16:00.

The Conference continues on Sunday, 19 September from 10:00 13:00 with a number of presentations on threat reduction initiatives and needs. There will be a press conference on Sunday, 19 September at 14:00 with Spencer Abraham, US Secretary of Energy, and Alexander Rumyantsev, Director, Russian Federal Atomic Energy Agency in Room E-0557-8.

Accreditation: Media planning to cover the GTRI Conference and/or General Conference are requested to fill in the registration form attached and fax it to: +43 1 2600 29610 by Thursday 16 September, 2004. Registration on the spot will also be possible, or register on-line.

Press accreditation badges, which are valid for both the GTRI and GC, will be issued at the press registration desk at the entrance of the Austria Center from 14.00 to 17.30 on Saturday 18 September, from 12:00 - 16:00 on Sunday 19 September and from 8:00 on Monday 20 September. Please note that VIC Press Accreditation badges are not valid for entry into the Austria Center.

More information about the GTRI Conference is on the IAEA Meetings pages or from the US Department of Energy, Office of Global Threat Reduction, in Washington, DC.

IAEA General Conference, 20-24 September 2004

High-level delegations from IAEA Member States are meeting at the annual General Conference in Vienna from Monday 20 to Friday 24 September on major issues facing the Agency. Also being convened is a Scientific Forum examining issues and challenges related to the nuclear fuel cycle.

The Provisional Agenda for the General Conference is available at: http://www.iaea.org/About/Policy/GC/GC48/Documents/index.html. The plenary sessions of the General Conference are open to the press.

A Scientific Forum entitled "Nuclear Fuel Cycle Issues and Challenges" will be held on 21-22 September, 2004 in Room C at the Austria Center. More information on the forum is available at: http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/Meetings/Announcements.asp?ConfID=80.

There will be a daily press briefing at 11:00 with IAEA Chief Spokesperson, Mark Gwozdecky and other IAEA officials. The venue will be posted in the press working area at the Austria Center.

Address: Austria Centre, Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1, 1220 Vienna.

Related Resources: » Registration Form [pdf] » On-line Registration