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Media Advisory 2013/17

IAEA to Host International Conference on Nuclear Security

28 June 2013 | The International Atomic Energy Agency will host a major International Conference on Nuclear Security from 1 to 5 July 2013 at the IAEA Headquarters in Vienna. The Conference will provide a global forum for ministers, policymakers and senior officials to formulate views on future directions and priorities to strengthen nuclear security.

More than 1 200 participants have registered for the International Conference on Nuclear Security: Enhancing Global Efforts, including some 35 ministers, from about 110 countries and 20 international and regional organizations.

All plenary sessions of the Conference are open to the media, and some media events can be expected, including:

  • A news briefing with Conference President, Janos Martonyi, Hungarian Minister of Foreign and Affairs; and IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano, 1 July 2013 at 17:00 in the Press Room of the M-Building of the Vienna International Centre.
    • Journalists may monitor this briefing with live video streaming available online from 17:00 (no login needed). It will also be available for viewing or downloading after the event. NB: THIS IS A VIEW-ONLY CHANNEL.
  • A news briefing with Ambassador Balazs Csuday, Resident Representative of Hungary; and Ambassador Laercio Antonio Vinhas, Resident Representative of Brazil, 5 July 2013 at 17:00 in the Press Room of the M-Building of the Vienna International Centre.

The Conference will address international nuclear security efforts, both by reviewing current approaches and by identifying future directions. The IAEA has been active in the nuclear security field for several decades. Its Office of Nuclear Security maintains an authoritative global database which records incidents and trafficking involving nuclear and radioactive materials, and on request provides peer reviews and advisory services. It helps states to protect their nuclear facilities against terrorist attacks or acts of sabotage, to prevent nuclear and other radioactive materials from being stolen and used maliciously, to secure borders against smuggling of radioactive materials, and to prepare for major public events that could be a target for criminal groups.

More information about the Conference is available here.

More information about the IAEA's nuclear security activities is available here.

Accreditation

All journalists are requested to inform the IAEA Press Office of their plans to attend. Journalists with permanent credentials to the VIC need no additional credentials. Others should contact Jayne Stringer for accreditation. Or call [+43-1] 2600-21279 or [+43-1] 2600-21273.