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IAEA General Conference

65th IAEA General Conference

20 – 24 September 2021, Vienna International Centre, Vienna

Visits Organized in Conjunction with the 65th General Conference

To register for organized visits, interested delegates should follow the instructions provided for each visit. Kindly note that participation is not open to media representatives.

Virtual Tour of the Incident and Emergency Centre

The IAEA’s Incident and Emergency Centre (IEC) is the global focal point for international preparedness for and response to nuclear or radiological emergencies. The tour will provide the participants with an overview of the IEC’s response roles and emergency preparedness and response tools.

The planned duration of each visit is one hour and will be offered on:

Monday, 20 and Tuesday, 21 September from 1.00 p.m. to 2.00 p.m.; and
Wednesday, 22 September from 12.00 noon to 1.00 p.m.

To register, interested delegates are requested to submit their requests by 3.00 p.m. for the subsequent day’s tour via email including first and family name, affiliation/delegation, preferred email address and telephone number.

Participants will be sent details on when and how to connect to the virtual tour that will be delivered on the WebEx platform.

Visit to the Nuclear Security Detection and Monitoring Equipment Laboratory

The IAEA’s Nuclear Security Detection and Monitoring Equipment Laboratory (NSDMEL) supports nuclear security detection activities related to nuclear security equipment procurement, assistance during major public events (MPE), training and testing. This visit is intended to provide information about the assistance that NSDMEL offers Member States and to demonstrate the equipment used for nuclear security at MPEs.

Tours will be offered on Monday, 20, Tuesday, 21 and Wednesday, 22 September 2021. The planned duration of each visit is 1 hour, from 12.00 noon to 1.00 p.m.

To register, interested delegates should please send an email, in advance, via email,  stating first and family name, affiliation, delegation and telephone number. 

The assembly point is the Information Desk at the entrance to M building, from where participants will be picked up on the respective day at 11.50 a.m.

Virtual Tour of the IAEA Radiation Safety Technical Services Laboratory

The tour will showcase the IAEA Radiation Safety Technical Services Laboratory, which provides monitoring services to 3000 occupationally exposed workers annually for external and internal radiation exposure. The services are critical to IAEA activities globally. Support services also include training, consultation and loan of survey equipment.

Tours will be offered on Tuesday, 21, Wednesday, 22 and Thursday, 23 September 2021. The planned duration of each visit is 1 hour, from 10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.

Delegations wishing to receive further information about this virtual event should contact here

Prior registration is required at:

Safeguards Equipment Insight: Non-Destructive Assay, Surveillance, Unattended Monitoring, Seals and Containment

During this tour of the Safeguards equipment laboratories, visitors can learn more about the verification equipment that supports the IAEA's verification mission, including non-destructive assay equipment; surveillance and unattended monitoring capabilities; and the seals and containment applied to nuclear material.

The tour will be offered on Tuesday, 21 September 2021 from 2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.

To register, interested delegates should send an email stating first name, family name and the tour name.

Delegations wishing to receive further information about this tour should visit the Safeguards exhibition booth outside the plenary hall on M01, M building, first floor.

The tour will start at the Information Desk at the entrance to M building on Tuesday, 21 September at 2.20 p.m.

Safeguards Equipment Insight: Asset Management and Monitoring Equipment for Radiation

During this tour of the Safeguards equipment laboratories, visitors can learn about the safeguards equipment used by IAEA safeguards inspectors; from the preparation of equipment to be taken into the field, via the shipment of the equipment, to its return to IAEA Headquarters.

The tour will be offered on Wednesday, 22 September 2021 from 1.00 p.m. to 2.00 p.m.

To register, interested delegates should send an email stating first name, family name and the tour name.

Delegations wishing to receive further information about this tour should visit the Safeguards exhibition booth outside the plenary hall on M01, M building, first floor.

The tour will start at the Information Desk at the entrance to M building on Wednesday, 22 September at 12.50 p.m.

Safeguards Equipment Insight: New Spent Fuel Verification Activities for Safeguards

Verifying spent nuclear fuel can pose a challenge. This tour of the Safeguards equipment laboratories will present spent fuel verification technology, including the latest developments in supporting the IAEA's verification effort.

The tour will be offered on Thursday, 23 September 2021 from 1.00 p.m. to 2.00 p.m.

To register, interested delegates should send an email stating first name, family name and the tour name.

Delegations wishing to receive further information about this tour should visit the Safeguards exhibition booth outside the plenary hall on M01, M building, first floor.

The tour will start at the Information Desk at the entrance to M building on Thursday, 23 September at 12.50 p.m.

Tour of the IAEA’s Nuclear Applications Laboratories in Seibersdorf

Visitors to the IAEA nuclear applications laboratories in Seibersdorf will see how the eight laboratories support Member States in the peaceful application of nuclear and nuclear-related techniques for development and environmental protection in areas such as food and agriculture, medical dosimetry, terrestrial environment and nuclear instrumentation.

The tour will be offered on Thursday, 23 September 2021, from 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

Advance registration is required via email by 12 noon on Tuesday, 21 September 2021 to NA-Labs, stating first and family name, affiliation, delegation and telephone number.

Confirmed participants should meet at the Information Desk at the entrance to the M building at 8.50 a.m. on Thursday, 23 September. Buses will take visitors from the VIC to Seibersdorf and return four hours later. Due to space constraints, a maximum of 40 visitors can be accommodated.

Tour of the Isotope Hydrology Laboratory

Visitors to the IAEA Isotope Hydrology Laboratory will hear about the analytical support it provides to the Agency’s water resources programme, training for scientists from Member States and quality assurance services to isotope hydrology laboratories worldwide. The laboratory also develops hydrology laboratory instruments for transfer to Member States.

A visit will be offered on Wednesday, 22 September 2021, from 2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.

Advance registration is required via email by 12 noon on Tuesday, 21 September 2021, to the IAEA Isotope Hydrology Laboratory, stating first and family name, affiliation, delegation and telephone number.

Confirmed participants should meet at the Information Desk at the entrance to the M building at 1.50 p.m. on Wednesday, 22 September.

COVID-19 info

Arrangements for GC(65) in view of COVID-19 restrictions
Following a series of Member States' consultations conducted by the IAEA Secretariat on the arrangements for the 65th regular session of the General Conference, Member States have agreed on arrangements so that the General Conference can pursue its work in the current circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. The arrangements provide the framework for the conduct of the General Conference and are accessible here.

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