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67th IAEA General Conference

25 – 29 September 2023, Vienna International Centre, Vienna

Events and Organized Visits

The IAEA does not own the content of virtual side events organized by third parties within the margins of the 67th General Conference. The IAEA does not take any responsibility for the content of such side events; for the functioning, security, and privacy of any website on which a side event may be accessed; or for the accessibility of pictures and videos featured therein.

For Side Events with a virtual component held by Member States and the Agency, the responsibility to make the necessary arrangements lies with the event organizers.

Monday, 25 Sep

25 September 2023, 8:00
Exhibitions

EXHIBITIONS BY MEMBER STATES

  • Argentina: Nuclear Technology for a Sustainable Tomorrow
  • Bangladesh: The Nuclear Power Programme in Bangladesh
  • Belarus: The History of the Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant Construction
  • Belgium: Belgium, Leading Nuclear Innovator for Sustainable Solutions
  • Brazil: Nuclear Technology for the Brazilian Society
  • Canada: Canadian Nuclear Industry Showcase
  • China: Atom for Future
  • Italy: Nuclear Science and Technology in Italy
  • Finland: Finland – the Home of Nuclear Expertise
  • France: Nuclear Energy and Technologies for Climate and Health: France, Committed to a Sustainable World
  • Germany: After the Phase-Out: Ensuring Nuclear Safety in a Post-Nuclear Germany
  • Islamic Republic of Iran: Iran’s Nuclear Technology Achievements in the Fields of Health, Agriculture and Industry
  • Japan: Life, Safety and Prosperity
  • Republic of Kazakhstan: Advancing Peaceful Nuclear Energy: Kazakhstan's Journey towards Sustainable Development
  • Republic of Korea: Korea’s Innovative SMR: i-SMR and Smart Net Zero City (SSNC)
  • Philippines: Nuclear S&T working for Filipinos
  • Russian Federation: Russian Federation: The State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom”
  • Saudi Arabia: The Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Commission
  • South Africa: South Africa, World Leader in the Production of Nuclear and Related Technologies.
  • Spain, Bulgaria, Greece (EU Member States) and the European Union: Spain, Bulgaria, Greece (EU Member States) and EU International Cooperation on Nuclear Safety and Security
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: UK Capabilities in the Nuclear Energy Sector
  • United States of America: 70 Years of Atoms for Peace

 

 

EXHIBITIONS BY ORGANIZATIONS

  • African Regional Cooperative Agreement for Training, Development and Research in Nuclear Science and Technology (AFRA): AFRA Exhibition
  • Asian Network for Education in Nuclear Technology (ANENT): 20 Years of Learning and Sharing Nuclear Knowledge with ANENT
  • Iberoamerican Forum of Radiological and Nuclear Regulatory Agencies - FORO: Promoting High Levels of Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety
  • United Nations – Nuclear Young Generation (UN-NYG): United Nations – Nuclear Young Generation (UN-NYG)
  • United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation: UNSCEAR Evaluations
  • Women in Nuclear Global: Women in Nuclear Global (WiN Global)
  • World Nuclear Association: World Nuclear Association

 

EXHIBITIONS BY THE IAEA SECRETARIAT

 

  • OLA: Office of Legal Affairs: Developing and Enhancing the Legal Framework for IAEA Activities
  • MT: IAEA Publications featuring Safety Standards, Archives Walking Tours Information and registration booth
  • NA: Utilizing Nuclear Sciences and Applications to Address Fundamental Human Needs
  • NE: Nuclear Energy for a Sustainable Future
  • NS: Department of Nuclear Safety and Security
  • SG: Department of Safeguards: Verifying the Peaceful Use of Nuclear Material
  • TC: The IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme: Delivering Results for Peace and Development

The IAEA Passive Gamma Emission Tomography (PGET) system, for the underwater verification of spent nuclear fuel assemblies, was developed and tested with the support of Finland, Hungary, the Russian Federation, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States of America. PGET takes tomographic images to detect missing or substituted fuel pins, and to verify closed containers containing nuclear fuel. In the future, PGET will be used for the routine verification of spent nuclear fuel at Finland’s deep geological repository. During these visits to the Safeguards Equipment Workshops at the Vienna International Centre (VIC), IAEA staff together with their Finnish counterparts will exhibit PGET and present the associated data analysis functions.

Prior registration for all visits is required in advance. To register please send an email stating the visit you wish to attend, your first and family name, affiliation, and delegation.

The assembly point is at the Finnish exhibition booth in the Rotunda of the VIC from where participants will be picked up on Monday, 25 September at 12:00pm and Tuesday, 26 September at 3:30pm.

 

25 September 2023, 13:00
Organized Visits

The IAEA Archives are a pillar of the IAEA’s institutional memory, spanning over 70 years and comprising over 10 000 shelf metres of hard-copy records and 10 terabytes of data.

These walking tours are an opportunity to look behind the scenes to:

  • Experience the size and composition of the IAEA Archives;
  • Interact with some of the treasures in our holdings and be inspired by the Agency’s history;
  • View the Reading Room and an archival repository, and learn about challenges in preservation and access management; and
  • Hear how the Department of Management oversees the IAEA Archives.

Tours run from 1.00 to 2.00 p.m. daily. Visit the desk at the MT Exhibition on M0E to sign up.

At this event organized by Canada, the importance of international collaboration in the effective and efficient regulation and safe deployment of new reactor technologies will be highlighted. The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is active in collaborating with other nuclear regulators, key stakeholders and international bodies such as the IAEA to share best practices and experiences in reviewing advanced reactor and small modular reactor (SMR) technology designs. This event will give insights into how the CNSC’s collaborative efforts with close partners have strengthened collective efforts on efficient and effective regulation to ensure the safe deployment of SMRs.  This event is organized by Canada.

This event will be held on Monday, 25 September 2023, from 1.00 p.m. to 2.00 p.m. in Conference Room M4, M Building, ground floor.

This event will present the establishment and operation of the IAEA Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) Bank (a physical stock of 90 metric tons of LEU hexafluoride suitable for making fuel for a typical light water reactor), located in Kazakhstan and owned and controlled by the IAEA, as part of global efforts to supply nuclear fuel to countries in the event of open market disruption. Fully funded by voluntary contributions, the LEU Bank has been operational since October 2019. The event will also highlight the recertification of LEU cylinders. This event is organized by Kazakhstan.

This event will be held on Monday, 25 September 2023, from 1.00 p.m. to 2.00 p.m. in Conference Room CR7, C Building, seventh floor.

25 September 2023, 13:30
Member States Side Events

The United States of America’s (USA) national nuclear laboratories have long served to create the science and technology fundamental to the development of advanced and small modular reactors (SMRs). This event will host the Argonne, Idaho and Oak Ridge National Laboratories in an open discussion of current and future engagements with reactor developers and of combined efforts to create a new generation of advanced reactors. Representatives from industry in the USA will discuss their partnerships with the laboratories to advance technology and nuclear safety. This event is organized by the United States of America.

This event will be held on Monday, 25 September 2023, from 1.30 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. in Conference Room CR2, C Building, second floor.

Education and knowledge exchange on the peaceful uses of nuclear technologies have played a key role in enhancing cooperation across regions, especially in promoting impactful solutions for society.

This event will feature essential contributions to boosting networking and innovation in the nuclear field and to building a positive perception of nuclear. In particular, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Women in Nuclear Global (WiN Global), the event will highlight WiN Global’s continued commitment to maintaining high levels of cooperation across each region, and to implementing concrete initiatives with a diverse outlook, which is crucial to achieving a sustainable impact. This event is organized by Argentina.

This event will be held on Monday, 25 September 2023, from 2.00 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. in Conference Room CR3, C Building, seventh floor.

The annual International Nuclear Safety Advisory Group (INSAG) Forum will be held to discuss and share opinions on several different factors that will define the future of nuclear safety, including climate change, the frequency of extreme environmental events, and geopolitical and economic developments.

This event will be held on Monday, 25 September 2023, from 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. in Conference Room CR5, C Building, seventh floor.

This event will present the actions undertaken by the European Union in the field of nuclear safety and radiation protection since the Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine, and will showcase the European Union’s coordinated support to Ukraine. This event is organized by EURATOM.

This event will be held on Monday, 25 September 2023, from 2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. in Conference Room M7, M Building, ground floor.

25 September 2023, 14:15
Other Meetings

The Treaty Event aims at promoting universal adherence to the most important multilateral treaties for which the Director General of the IAEA is depositary. In this respect, as was the case in previous years, the event provides an additional opportunity for Member States to deposit instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.

This event will be held on Monday, 25 September 2023, from 2.15 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. in Meeting Room M0E68, M Building, ground floor.

This event will showcase success stories in improving quality and patient safety in diagnostic radiology in Central Asia. The results of several national and regional technical cooperation projects will be presented.

The event will be held on Monday, 25 September 2023, from 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. in Conference Room CR7, C Building, seventh floor.

The event will be also accessible virtually.

The IAEA offers various tools, programmes and training to support States in meeting their international nuclear safeguards obligations. This event will highlight the suite of such assistance, including the IAEA Comprehensive Capacity-Building Initiative for SSACs and SRAs (COMPASS), the IAEA State System of Accounting for and Control of Nuclear Material Advisory Service (ISSAS), the Safeguards Traineeship Programme, and online learning tools. Participants will learn about the multiple ways the IAEA is helping States implement effective and efficient safeguards.

This event will be held on Monday, 25 September 2023, from 2.30 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. at ESPACE M0E, M Building, ground floor.

The RITM-200 reactor is the flagship small modular reactor (SMR) technology of the State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom”. It is based on decades of design experience, construction, and operation of the unique fleet of nuclear icebreakers.  RITM-200 has not only been designed to provide reliable carbon‑free power 24/7, but has also enabled the development of advanced floating nuclear power solutions to pave the way for innovations in deployment models.

This event will present Rosatom’s SMR range, including transportable solutions. Recent experiences, as well as available options including non-RITM SMR solutions, will be shared. This event is organized by the Russian Federation.

This event will be held on Monday, 25 September 2023, from 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. in Conference Room M6, M Building, ground floor.

This event will present the audience with the tools developed by the IAEA to assist countries in conducting nuclear security field operations and in making decisions in the case of nuclear security events.

The event will also include a hands-on demonstration.

This event will be held on Monday, 25 September 2023, from 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. at ESPACE M0E, M Building, ground floor.

While a robust regulatory and nuclear safety framework has been established for the safe and secure transport of radioactive materials, denials of and delays in shipments can take place. With over 40 million nuclear medicine procedures performed annually, rejection or interruption of shipments can pose significant effects on patients receiving cancer treatment or those awaiting diagnosis. This event will convene a dialogue on the challenges associated with denials and delays of shipments, and provide updates on activities currently under way to address these challenges, particularly through the work of the IAEA’s Denial of Shipment Working Group. This event is organized by Australia

This event will be held on Monday, 25 September 2023, from 3.30 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. in Conference Room CR2, C Building, second floor.

25 September 2023, 15:30
Secretariat Side Events

The Zoonotic Disease Integrated Action (ZODIAC) Initiative was established by the IAEA to help Member States strengthen the preparedness and capabilities to rapidly detect and timely respond to outbreaks of zoonotic diseases.

Three years after the launch of ZODIAC, this event will highlight the progress made towards the achievement of its objectives including the support provided to Member States to build their capacities, as well as the integration of ZODIAC as part of concerted global efforts to tackle zoonotic diseases. Furthermore, the event will describe the path forward aiming at strengthening Member States’ preparedness and response capabilities.

This event will be held on Monday, 25 September from 3.30 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. at ESPACE M01, M building, first floor.

This event will discuss the modelling of energy transition scenarios that address both climate change mitigation targets, including net zero objectives, and the broader context of sustainable development. The Atoms4NetZero initiative, launched by the Director General at COP27, provides a framework for supporting Member States in capacity building in energy planning, to address the challenge of developing pathways towards net zero energy systems. The MESSAGE tool, part of the IAEA energy planning suite, and other assessment tools can be used for this purpose. At the event, there will be insights from experts from Member States, Atoms4NetZero partners and the IAEA.

This event will be held on Monday, 25 September 2023, from 4.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. in Conference Room CR3, C Building, seventh floor.

25 September 2023, 16:00
Member States Side Events

At this event organized by France, four countries (Belgium, Finland, France and Sweden) will provide information on how they have initiated and followed their own decision-making processes for deep geological repository (DGR) projects. Three of them are already in the licensing phase of their DGR (Finland, France and Sweden).

Presentations will be of interest to all IAEA Member States wishing to know more about possible ways to address decision-making processes, considering the extensive timeframes for conception, construction, operation and closure, and taking into account concomitant activities. This event is organized by France.

This event will be held on Monday, 25 September 2023, from 4.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. in Conference Room CR4, C Building, seventh floor.

The Regional Network of Research Reactors and Related Institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean was established in March 2023 to optimize the utilization of Latin American research reactors and better satisfy existing and future demand for their products and services. The event will present the Network through the voices of regional coordinators and technical officers, including presentations on the Network's work plan and future activities that will take place under the Network’s framework. National authorities from nuclear institutions will present the current status of their facilities and future projects related to research reactors and their utilization.

This event will be held on Monday, 25 September 2023, from 4.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. in Conference Room M4, M Building, ground floor.

25 September 2023, 16:00
Member States Side Events

This joint event organized by Germany and Romania is intended to raise awareness among IAEA Member States and international organizations of the multiple cases involving the smuggling of radioactive material for illegal gambling activities. This event will describe the details of criminal cases involving playing cards contaminated with iodine-125, demonstrate how Germany and Romania collaborated during the criminal investigations and helped each other to assess the facts and circumstances of such cases. This event is organized by Germany and Romania.

This event will be held on Monday, 25 September 2023, from 4.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. in Conference Room M5, M Building, ground floor.

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