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Symposium on International Safeguards: Linking Strategy, Implementation and People

20–24 October 2014, Vienna, Austria

Symposium on International Safeguards 2014

2014 Symposium on International Safeguards – Highlights

 Over the course of the week, attendees at the Symposium examined and discussed contemporary issues in nuclear verification.


The IAEA holds a safeguard symposium every four years. IAEA and international experts will discuss current and future challenges facing the nuclear verification regime at the five-day symposium on international safeguards in Vienna, Austria next week. The 2014 event, which is the 12th of its kind, takes place under the title International Safeguards: Linking Strategy, Implementation and People.

More than 700 international experts will address new and existing safeguards technologies, techniques and approaches during the event, which starts Monday, 20 October 2014. The opening plenary features statements by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano; Director-General of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission Vladimir Šucha; Ambassador of the Russian Federation Grigory V. Berdennikov; and Policy Director of the United States Office of Non-proliferation and National Security Kasia Mendelsohn. Speaker at the closing plenary on 24 October 2014 will beTero Varjoranta, Head of the IAEA’s Department of Safeguards.

To learn more about IAEA safeguards, click here.

    Media centre

    Journalists are invited to the opening plenary, which starts at 10:00 a.m. on 20 October in Board Room A (M Building) at the Vienna International Centre (VIC), and to the closing plenary, to be held from 14.00 to 16.00 on 24 October. Other sessions are closed to the media.


    All journalists are requested to inform the IAEA Press Office of their plans to attend. Journalists with permanent credentials to the VIC need no additional credentials. Others should contact Ms. Theresa Mackay for accreditation. Please email press@iaea.org or call [+43-1] 2600-21273. We encourage those journalists who do not yet have permanent accreditation, to request it at UNIS Vienna.

    Symposium mobile app

    Registered participants coming to the Symposium have been invited via e-mail to use the Symposium's mobile app.

    The invitation will provide you with your personal temporary generated account with details and steps on how to get the app and how to use it. 

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