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IAEA Board of Governors Conclude June Meeting

IAEA Board of Governors

IAEA Board of Governors. (Photo: D. Calma/IAEA)

On 9 June 2011, the IAEA Board of Governors concluded its four-day meeting.

The Board recommended that the General Conference approve the Commonwealth of Dominica for membership of the Agency, while also considering issues related to the Fukushima Daiichi accident, nuclear verification and technical cooperation.

In addition, during its June meeting, the Board approved a project to support a marine benchmark study on the possible impact of the Fukushima radioactive releases in the Asia-Pacific region, the IAEA's 2010 Annual Report and the IAEA's programme and budget for 2012-2013.

Following deliberation of the Director General's report, the Board found that the Syrian Arab Republic had not complied with its obligations under its Safeguards Agreements with the IAEA by failing to declare the construction of a nuclear reactor at Dair Alzour, and failing to provide design information for the facility. The Board then decided to report Syria's non-compliance to all IAEA Member States and to the Security Council and General Assembly of the United Nations, as well as to provide to the Security Council all reports prepared by the Director General related to the issue.

The Board also called upon Syria to fully implement the Additional Protocol to its Safeguards Agreement with the IAEA so that the Director General can provide the necessary assurances regarding both the correctness and completeness of Syria's declarations pursuant to its Safeguards Agreement.

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-- By Peter Kaiser, IAEA Division of Public Information


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