Union Minister for Foreign Affairs of Myanmar, U Wunna Maung Lwin, and IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano will sign an Additional Protocol to the safeguards agreement for that country on 17 September at the Vienna International Centre (VIC).
The Additional Protocol is a legal document that, when concluded with States with comprehensive safeguards agreements (CSAs), equips the IAEA with important additional measures that provide for broader access to information about the State's nuclear programme, increased physical access by IAEA inspectors and improved administrative arrangements. The implementation of an Additional Protocol significantly increases the IAEA's ability to verify the peaceful use of all nuclear material in States with CSAs in force. There are currently 121 States with Additional Protocols in force.
A photo opportunity will be provided for the signing ceremony at 16:00 in the M02 foyer of the M-Building at the VIC, followed by a short question and answer session with the Minister and the Director General.
Journalists with permanent accreditation to the VIC need no further credentials. We encourage those journalists who do not yet have permanent accreditation, to request it at UNIS Vienna.
All others must seek accreditation by contacting Jayne Stringer; or call Tel.: [+43-1] 2600-21279 / [+43-1] 2600-21273.
You are required to bring a valid press ID card.
Due to UN security requirements, only satellite trucks are allowed to enter the VIC. Details of satellite trucks (names of crew, affiliations and license plate numbers) must be sent by 17.00 (CET) Monday, 16 September 2013 to Jayne Stringer; Tel.: [+43-1] 2600-21279.