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Media Advisory 2011/02

Press Arrangements for IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, 7-11 March 2011

25 February 2011 | The IAEA Board of Governors will convene a regular meeting at the Agency´s headquarters starting at 10:30 a.m. CET on Monday, 7 March 2011, in Boardroom A of the M-Building, in the Vienna International Centre (VIC).

Director General Yukiya Amano will open the meeting with an introductory statement. His statement will be released to journalists after delivery and posted on the IAEA website the same day. Director General Amano is also expected to hold a press conference at lunch time on 7 March.

Reports by the Director General on the Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and Relevant Provisions of Security Council Resolutions in the Islamic Republic of Iran, and on the Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic, will be discussed.

Board discussions are also expected on nuclear fuel assurances; issues related to application of safeguards in the Democratic People´s Republic of Korea; measures to strengthen international cooperation in nuclear, radiation, transport and waste safety (Nuclear Safety Review for the Year 2010); strengthening the IAEA´s activities related to nuclear science, technology and applications (Nuclear Technology Review 2011); and follow-up to decisions on personnel matters taken by the UN General Assembly.

The board discussions are closed to the press.


There will be a photo opportunity at the beginning of each morning and afternoon session.

Press Working Area:

A press working area will be set up outside the Press Room on the M-Building´s ground floor starting from 09:00 on Monday, 7 March 2011. This area will be dedicated to working press for the duration of the Board of Governors Meeting.


Journalists wishing to cover the event must email: Juanita Perez-Vargas or call: [43-1] 2600-21279 / [43-1] 2600-21273.

You are required to bring a valid press ID card.

Due to UN security requirements, only satellite trucks are allowed to enter the VIC. Details of satellite trucks (names of crew, affiliations and license plate numbers) must be sent by close of business (CET) Thursday, 3 March 2011 to Ms. Juanita Perez Vargas; e-mail: Juanita Perez-Vargas; tel.: [43-1] 2600-21279 or 21273.