A meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors will commence on Monday, 8 March 2004 at 10.30 a.m. and is expected to last at least three days. The Board will discuss, among other issues, measures to strengthen international co-operation in nuclear, radiation and transport safety and waste management; strengthening the IAEA's activities related to nuclear science, technology and applications; and nuclear verification, including the report by the IAEA Director General, Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei, on the implementation of the NPT safeguards agreement between the Agency and the Islamic Republic of Iran as well as the report by the Director General on the implementation of the NPT safeguards agreement in the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.
The meeting is closed to the press.
The introductory statement by Dr. ElBaradei will be available to the media and will be placed on the IAEA website after delivery at about 11:00 a.m. on Monday.
Photo-Op: There will be a photo opportunity at the beginning of each morning and afternoon session. Please sign up by sending an e-mail to Peter Rickwood. Camera crews should arrive at IAEA headquarters by 10:00 a.m. and proceed to the Boardroom on C04. Positions in the Boardroom must be taken by 10:15 or 14:45 for afternoon photo-ops.
Press working area: There will be a press working area on C03 (for print press, radio and TV) starting from Monday morning at 9:00.
Press Conference: To be announced.
Telephone lines: There are telephone lines installed in the press area on C03. Please note that journalists requiring the use of telephones are advised to buy calling cards at the VIC Post Office or alternatively make use of a toll-free 0800-number for long distance calls. You can find information on toll-free numbers at www.telediscount.at.
Accreditation: Please send an email to Peteriina Vainola-Grund by indicating your name, affiliation, professional address and mobile/telephone numbers.
You are required to bring a valid press I.D. TV Crews arriving by car should enter through Gate 3 and inform Peter Rickwood, tel: +431-2600-22047, mobile: +43 664-203 0899 in advance, of your names, affiliations and license plate numbers. Advance notice of satellite trucks is also required.