GC-47 Daily Wrap: Thursday, 18 September 2003

States Okay Landmark IAEA Budget for 2004-05
[Afternoon] The IAEA General Conference of Member States has backed a landmark budget recommended by the Agency's Board in June. Read more »

Briefing on Joint Convention
[Afternoon] A briefing session on the benefits of involvement and participation in the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management will be held today. The Joint Convention is the first internationally legally binding treaty in its field, and the purpose of the briefing is to encourage Member States not yet Parties to the Convention to ratify it as soon as possible. Full story »

Cuba Signs NPT Safeguards Agreement, Additional Protocol
[Morning]Cuba, which acceded to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons late last year, signed the related safeguards agreement with the IAEA 18 September. Read more »

Election of IAEA Board of Governors
[Morning] The IAEA General Conference today elected 11 Member States to the Agency's Board of Governors, the 35-member policymaking body. Read more »

General Debate
[Morning] The General Debate continues today, with statements scheduled from the delegates of Kuwait, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Haiti, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, United Republic of Tanzania, Nigeria, Mongolia, and Panama.

Display on Spent Sealed Sources Conditioning
An exact replica of the tool kit used for sealed sources conditioning operations is on display at the General Conference. The Agency has been using this mobile kit in over 45 conditioning operations carried out in various Member States. This is part of the assistance the IAEA provides to countries that don't have proper infrastructure to condition spent sealed sources for long-term storage. Read more »

New Nuclear Horizons: IAEA Scientific Forum Concludes
The Scientific Forum concluded 17 September with sessions on IAEA Safety Standards in the morning, followed by Safeguards Technology in the afternoon. Read statements and reports »

Technical Cooperation Meetings
[Whole Day] The meetings of representatives of IAEA Cooperative Agreements in Africa (AFRA), Latin America (ARCAL), and Asia (RCA) will continue today, as well as individual group meetings of Member State representatives from the regions of Europe and West Asia.

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