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60th IAEA General Conference

26 – 30 September 2016, Vienna International Centre, Vienna

Pre-Conference Information


Registration is open as of  22 August 2016 for designated representatives from IAEA Member States and invited non-Member States and organizations. Registration should be completed at the latest by 20 September 2016.

Journalists must register through the IAEA Office of Public Information and Communication (OPIC) Press Office.

IAEA Conferences and Meetings App

IAEA Conferences and Meetings AppThe IAEA Conferences and Meetings App provides a one-stop access to information on the IAEA General Conference, the Scientific Forum and scheduled side events. The app also allows users to put together their own personalized schedule of events and activities related to the General Conference, as well as access to up-to-date programme information of related events. It also provides updates on the speakers' list for the Plenary and the starting times for sessions of the Plenary and the Committee of the Whole. Power point presentations that have been approved for public release can also be viewed through the app, which is available free for both IOS and Android devices.

For iPhone or iPad users, get your free download through the Apple iTunes Store; those with Android devices can visit the Google Play Store.

Greening the General Conference

The 60th IAEA General Conference is going green. To demonstrate its commitment to sustainability, the IAEA will organize the conference as a green meeting according to the guidelines of the Austrian Ecolabel. This means that the IAEA will keep the ecological impact of the General Conference as low as possible. The Vienna International Centre is already a workplace that is powered by carbon neutral electricity from 100% renewable sources. There will  be a focus on the areas of paper smart documentation, waste reduction and recycling, and environmentally friendly catering.

The IAEA as organizer will contribute to making the General Conference a Green Meeting. Delegates can have a role in this endeavour and are encouraged to choose environmentally friendly options when planning their participation. Small actions can make a big difference: choosing environmentally certified accommodation, giving feedback via the IAEA Conference and Meetings app, sorting waste for recycling, and returning name badges - these will all help to reduce the environmental impact. Information on how to effectively contribute to climate protection, both locally and globally, can be found here

Vienna has an efficient network of public transport - buses, trains, trams and underground lines - that covers most of the city. The IAEA encourages participants to make full use of these greener modes of transportation: a 10% discount for a 5-day ticket has been arranged for participants. 

Advance Information for Delegations

Information about the General Conference, as well as other events organized in conjunction with the Conference's Session is available here.


The Provisional Agenda and a list of documents for the General Conference are posted as they become available.

For past sessions, see the GC Archives.


Member States wishing to take part in the exhibition programme being organized within the framework of the 60th regular session of the IAEA General Conference in September 2016 are kindly invited to submit their requests for space, together with the title and a short description of the concept and content of their planned exhibition, to the Infrastructure Committee as soon as possible using the General Conference Exhibition Request Form. The deadline for submissions was 31 May 2016.

When planning their exhibition, Member States are kindly reminded that they should adhere to the Guidelines for Exhibitions at the Vienna International Centre (VIC), distributed to Permanent Missions on 29 April 2013.

It should be noted that the specific location of each Member State's exhibition will be assigned by the IAEA on a first-come, first-served and rotational basis, as per the usual practice. Therefore, no specific spot can be automatically reserved by the same Member State every year. Due to increased demand and safety restrictions (in particular the Rotunda) the maximum space that can be offered for each Member State's exhibition is of 12m2.

Additional information may be obtained from the Infrastructure Committee or the Exhibitions Contact Point at the Conference Services Section (MTCD/CSS).

Side Events

In light of the increasing number of side events organized on the margins of the General Conference, and given the limited number of meeting space available within the Vienna International Centre (VIC), it has become necessary to issue the present guidelines with the view to streamlining the submission, processing and approval of side events requests received from Member States.

The updated List of Approved Side Events is available here.

A Scientific Forum will be held in conjunction with the 60th General Conference - entitled Nuclear Technology for the Sustainable Development Goals - from 28 to 29 September 2016. More →


The 2016 Forum of the International Nuclear Safety Group (INSAG) will provide insights from INSAG and other experts on the issues associated with institutional strength in depth and its impacts on the safe operation of a nuclear installation. Presentations will be made by invited experts to inform the audience and to stimulate discussion. The floor will then be opened to the audience for discussion.

The Forum will be conducted as a roundtable discussion of invited panelists, with suitable time available for audience participation. The Forum will take place on Monday, 26 September 2016, from 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. in Conference Room C3, C building, seventh floor.

Senior Regulators' Meeting

The meeting for senior regulatory officials who are policymakers in the field of nuclear, radiation, transport and radioactive waste safety and nuclear security will take place on Thursday, 29 September 2016, from 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. in Conference Room C3, C building, seventh floor. The provisional programme of has been prepared and is already available here. More →

Technical Cooperation, Bilateral Meetings

A list of Technical Cooperation Bilateral Meetings is available here.

Live Video Streaming

General Conference Sessions at the Plenary Hall, including the opening statements of officials and delegates, will be streamed live during the whole week of the General Conference. Sessions of the Scientific Forum will also be streamed live beginning on Wednesday, 28 September 2016. Links to the video streaming service will be provided on the opening day. More →

Participants at the General Conference

A provisional list of participants for the General Conference is now available.

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