Board of Governors

Board of Governors


The Board of Governors is one of the two policy-making bodies of the IAEA, along with the annual General Conference of IAEA Member States.

The Board examines and makes recommendations to the General Conference on the IAEA's financial statements, programme and budget. It considers applications for membership, approves safeguards agreements and the publication of the IAEA's safety standards. It also appoints the Director General of the IAEA, with the approval of the General Conference. 

The Board generally meets five times per year: in March and June, twice in September (before and after the General Conference) and in November.

Board Members for 2017-2018

The 35 Board Members for 2017-2018 are Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, the Republic of Korea, the Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, Qatar, the Russian Federation, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, the Sudan, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the United States of America and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

Officers of the Board

The Chair of the Board of Governors for 2017-2018 is Ambassador Darmansjah Djumala, the Governor of Indonesia. He succeeds Ambassador Tebogo Seokolo, the Governor of South Africa.

The Vice-Chairs are Ambassador Liselotte Kjærsgaard Plesner, the Governor of Denmark, and Ambassador Andrej Benedejčič, the Governor of Slovenia.


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