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IAEA Director General Details Priorities as Agency Head

Yukiya Amano

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano at the reception. (Photo: P. Pavlicek/IAEA)

A week after assuming his duties, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano held a reception, his first, informal meeting with Member State delegations. He provided an overview of the areas that will receive his special attention in the mid-term.

Mr. Amano set out his key objective to address global issues related to nuclear technology, in accordance with the Statute of the IAEA, such as working for nuclear non-proliferation, enhancing nuclear safety and security, assisting Member States in meeting their energy needs, responding to concerns about climate change, helping to ensure food security and clean water and improving health care through the application of nuclear techniques.

See Story Resources for the full text of his remarks.