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 2020-2021

The 35 Board Members for 2020-2021 are Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, Estonia, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece,  Hungary,  India,  Japan,  Kuwait,  Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

Officers of the Board

The Chair of the Board for 2020-2021 is Ambassador Heidi Alberta Hulan of Canada.

She succeeds Ambassador Mikaela Kumlin Granit, the Governor from Sweden.

The Vice-Chairs are Ambassador Károly Dán, the Governor from Hungary, and Ambassador Rapulane Molekane, the Governor from South Africa.


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