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Media Advisory 2014/12

IAEA Briefing in Advance of International Conference on Nuclear Forensics

1 July 2014 | Participants in an IAEA-organized Conference starting 7 July 2014 will review nuclear forensics as an essential element of security infrastructure and discuss recent developments related to the application of nuclear forensics in support of law enforcement investigations and nuclear security assessments. Mechanisms for achieving further international cooperation and enhancing IAEA support to Member States that request assistance in developing nuclear forensics capabilities will be proposed and discussed.

Part of the opening session of the 7-10 July International Conference on Advances in Nuclear Forensics: Countering the Evolving Threat of Nuclear and Other Radioactive Material out of Regulatory Control, during which statements will be delivered by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano and Conference President, Her Excellency Ms. Susan Jane le Jeune d'Allegeershecque, the British Ambassador to the International Organizations in Vienna as well as the British Ambassador to Austria, will be open to journalists.

In addition, IAEA experts are offering a media briefing to highlight the objectives of the Conference and the IAEA's work in the field. The informal, on-the-record discussion will be hosted by Khammar Mrabit, Director of the IAEA Division of Nuclear Security.

The media briefing is set to start at 10:00 on Thursday, 3 July 2014 in MOE Press Briefing Room of the Vienna International Centre's M-Building.

Statements are scheduled to be given from 10:00 - 10:45 on Monday, 7 July 2014 in Boardroom A in the Vienna International Centre's M-Building. A draft programme is available on the meeting website.

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 Ms. Elizabeth Dobie-Sarsam for accreditation. Please email [email protected]; tel:[+43-1] 2600-21273. We encourage those journalists who do not yet have permanent accreditation, to request it at UNIS Vienna.