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62nd IAEA General Conference

17 – 21 September 2018, Vienna International Centre, Vienna

The 62nd Annual Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference is being held from 17 to 21 September 2018 at the Vienna International Centre (VIC) in Vienna, Austria, where high-ranking officials and representatives from IAEA Member States will consider a range of issues.

For further information on the IAEA General Conferences, past and forthcoming, please see the General Conference Archives.

Formalities on arrival

All participants are requested to register online through the IAEA General Conference registration system.

To avoid long queues during the morning of Monday, 17 September, registered participants are strongly encouraged to collect their badges in advance upon presentation of a valid photo ID card at the Registration Desk at Gate 1 on the following days:

  • Friday, 14 September 9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
  • Sunday, 16 September 11.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.

In principle, badges should be collected in person. However, advance collection of pre-printed badges is possible by an authorized person upon presentation of an official letter or note specifying the name of the collector and listing the names of participants whose badges are to be collected. Please note that once collected, badges cannot be returned to the Registration Desk nor reprinted. Should advance collection of badges on Friday, 14, and Sunday, 16 September not be possible, badges can be collected at the IAEA Registration Desk at Gate 1 as of 7.30 a.m. on Monday, 17 September 2018.

Participants who have not registered online and participants who did not send a photograph are requested to enter through Gate 1 and proceed to the designated IAEA Registration Desk, where staff will assist them with the registration process and/or photo badging. A photo ID card and a copy of the official nomination are required to be presented at the IAEA Registration Desk.

Information on accessing the VIC during the General Conference

The 62nd General Conference, scheduled to start at 10 am on Monday, 17 September 2018, in the Vienna International Center (VIC) will be held in parallel to high-level meetings of the European Union on 17 and 18 September which will take place at the Austria Center Vienna (adjacent to the VIC). In connection with the latter, host country authorities are expected to put in place traffic restrictions, road-closure and re-routing as well as grounds pass/conference badge controls on the roads near the VIC and the Austria Center Vienna.

Delegates attending the General Conference are therefore advised to take necessary measures for early arrival at the VIC on 17 and 18 September. Delegates are urged to allow for extra travel time to access the VIC and to use public transportation, when possible.

The Secretariat will facilitate the early collection of General Conference badges and on-site registration from Thursday, 13 September to Sunday 16 September.

Delegates are advised to finalize their registration no later than 11 September and to collect their badges ahead of the General Conference. Further details on traffic restrictions and re-routing will be made available on this webpage as soon as communicated by the host country. Member States are urged to regularly check the webpage for updates.


Registration is closed as of 6 August 2018 for designated representatives from IAEA Member States and invited non-Member States and organizations.


The opening Plenary of the 62nd General Conference takes place on Monday, 17 September 2018, at 10.00 a.m. in the Plenary Hall in the M building, first floor (M01). Unless otherwise decided by the Conference, morning meetings will start at 10.00 a.m. and afternoon meetings at 3.00 p.m. Delegates are kindly requested to be in their places by those times in order to allow meetings to start punctually. Evening meetings, as and when they become necessary, will be announced during the session.


Heads of Delegation (but not other members of delegations) will require credentials specifically for the session, even if they are already accredited to the Agency in some other capacity (for example, as Resident Representative).

It is emphasized that, in accordance with Rule 27 of the Rules of Procedure of the General Conference, original credentials must be issued either by the Head of State or Government or by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Member State concerned and must be submitted to the Director General, preferably not later than seven days before the start of the Conference, i.e. Monday, 10 September 2018, in order to facilitate the smooth proceeding of the Conference, in particular the work of the General Committee. As of 2.30 p.m. on Sunday, 16 September 2018, credentials that have not previously been submitted to the Director General should be hand delivered directly to the Credentials Officer (M building, ground floor, room M0E 69). It should be noted that credentials cannot be accepted during registration at Gate 1 of the VIC.

For any assistance regarding credentials, please contact the Credential Officer.

Greening the General Conference

The 62nd 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.

Additional information can be found at the following links:

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.

Participants at the General Conference

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

Statements in the General Debate – 7 minutes Limit

The Secretariat wishes to remind delegates that at the 60th regular session of the General Conference, "the General Conference decided to change the time limit on statements during the general debate from 15 minutes to 7 minutes for representatives of all Member States and observers as of the 61st regular session of the General Conference in 2017".

Delegates are therefore kindly requested to bear in mind the time limit of 7 minutes when preparing their statements for delivery during the general debate of the 62nd regular session of the General Conference in 2018.


Sales publications are exhibited in the M building, first floor (M01) and may be purchased at reduced prices. Purchases will be available for collection the next day, or may be picked-up directly from the Documents Distribution area, located on floor -1 of building F (F-1 52), extension 22476.


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.


Information about services at the Vienna Intarnational Centre (VIC) is available here.

Meeting facilities

Plenary meetings will be held in the Plenary Hall in the M building, first floor (M01); the Committee of the Whole will meet in Board Room C in the C building, fourth floor (C04); and the General Committee as well as the Credentials Committee will meet in Conference Room M6 in the M building, ground floor (M0E).

The starting time of all meetings will be shown on monitors throughout the M and C buildings.

General information about the Conference, such as the location of meeting rooms and offices, telephone extensions and various services, may be obtained at the Information Desks at the entrance to the M building, ground floor (M0E), extension 27999, and on the first floor (M01), extension 27277, as well as on the seventh floor of the C building (C07), extension 27285.

Reservation of meeting rooms can be requested in the M building, first floor, room M01 22, extension 27000. Rooms are assigned on an hourly, and first-come, first-served basis.

A limited number of meeting facilities will be made available for Member States to be used as delegation rooms. Meeting facilities will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

IAEA Conferences and Meetings App

The 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

Web Broadcasting and 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 Tuesday 18 September 2018. Links to the video streaming service will be provided on the opening day. 

Earphones (i.e. mobile phones, tablets) can be plugged into the receiver devices available in all board rooms and conference rooms. More →

Disclaimer concerning simultaneous interpretation

The simultaneous interpretation of the proceedings, including Closed Captioning, is provided by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) with the purpose of facilitating communication, in light of the fact that there are six official languages of the United Nations. Only the speech or intervention in the original language is authentic and constitutes an authentic record of the proceedings. In case of any inconsistency between the interpretation and the speech or intervention in the original language, the latter shall prevail.


The IAEA has become aware that tickets for IAEA events such as conferences, meetings and the General Conference, are being offered for sale by commercial entities via their respective websites, whereby these entities are using commercial business-model packages to solicit the purchase of such tickets. The IAEA wishes to advise that it does not charge any fees for participation in IAEA events. Eligible participants in Agency events are accredited by the IAEA directly, subject to the relevant IAEA legal framework. Therefore, the IAEA neither endorses, nor will be held responsible for, such fraudulent practices. The IAEA recommends that the recipients of such solicitations exercise extreme caution and that they report such activities to local authorities for appropriate action.

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