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Press Arrangements for IAEA Board of Governors Meeting (4–8 March 2024) and International Women’s Day Event

Vienna, Austria

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors will convene its regular March meeting, starting at 10:30 CET on Monday, 4 March in Boardroom C, in the C building in the Vienna International Centre (VIC).

Board discussions are expected to include, among others: applications for membership of the Agency; Nuclear Safety Review 2024; Nuclear Security Review 2024; Nuclear Technology Review 2024; verification and monitoring in the Islamic Republic of Iran in light of United Nations Security Council resolution 2231 (2015); application of safeguards in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; implementation of the NPT safeguards agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic; NPT Safeguards Agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran; nuclear safety, security and safeguards in Ukraine; transfer of the nuclear materials in the context of AUKUS and its safeguards in all aspects under the NPT and the restoration of the sovereign equality of Member States in the IAEA.

The Board of Governors meeting is closed to the press.

Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi will open the meeting with an introductory statement, which will be released to journalists after delivery and posted on the IAEA website. The IAEA can also provide video footage upon request and will make photos available on Flickr.

A downloadable media package will be available from Monday here.

Press Conference:

Director General Grossi is expected to hold a press conference at 13:00 CET on Monday, 4 March, in the Press Room of the M building.

A live video stream of the press conference will be available. The IAEA can provide video footage from the press conference upon request and will make photos available on Flickr.

Photo Opportunity:

There will be a photo opportunity with the IAEA Director General and the Chair of the Board, Ambassador Holger Federico Martinsen of Argentina, before the start of the meeting on 4 March at 10:30 CET in Board Room C, in the C building in the VIC.

Press Working Area:

The Press Room on the ground floor of the M building will be available as a press working area from 09:00 CET on 4 March.

International Women’s Day Event:

In celebration of International Women’s Day, the IAEA will host an event, For More Women in Nuclear: IAEA Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellowship and the Lise Meitner Programmes, on 7-8 March. Over 400 programme recipients will participate in career talk sessions and networking activities, including with senior experts and representatives of the nuclear industry.

Director General Grossi will open the event on 7 March at 14:00 CET in Boardroom B, on the first floor of the M-Building of the VIC. The opening session will include a high-level panel discussion. The panel will focus on breaking barriers and supporting the next generation of women leaders.

The plenary sessions of the event are open to media and will also be live streamed. Click here for more information.

There will be a group photo opportunity with Director General Grossi, on 7 March at 13:45 CET, from the first floor of the VIC Rotunda.


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. We encourage those journalists who do not yet have permanent accreditation to request it at UNIS Vienna.

Other journalists who only intend to attend the Board event or the International Women’s Day photo opportunity should email press@iaea.org stating their name and affiliation as soon as possible but not later than 12:00 CET on Friday, 1 March.

Please plan your arrival to allow sufficient time to pass through the VIC security check.

Last update: 28 February 2024

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