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IAEA to Host International Symposium on Safeguards


16 October 2014 | International Atomic Energy Agency and international experts will discuss current and future challenges facing the nuclear verification regime at a five-day Symposium on International Safeguards in Vienna, Austria, next week.

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. Speakers at the closing plenary on 24 October 2014 will include Rob Floyd, Director General of the Australian Safeguards and Non-proliferation Office; and Tero Varjoranta, Head of the IAEA Department of Safeguards.

The IAEA holds a Safeguards Symposium every four years. The 2014 event, which is the 12th of its kind, takes place under the title International Safeguards: Linking Strategy, Implementation and People.

Journalists are invited to the opening plenary, which starts at 10:00 a.m. on 20 October 2014 in Board Room A of the Vienna International Centre's M-Building, and to the closing plenary, to be held from 14.00 to 16.00 on 24 October 2014. Other sessions are closed to the media.

The opening and closing plenaries will also be streamed live on the Symposium's website.


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 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.

Last update: 20 June 2018


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