A meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors will commence on Thursday, 25 November, 2004 at 10.30 and is expected to last at least two days. The Board will discuss, among other issues, the report of the Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee, which will be meeting from 22 - 24 November 2004, and the 2005 edition of the Agency´s regulations for the safe transport of radioactive material.
The Board will also focus on nuclear verification issues, including the most recent report by IAEA Director General Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei on the implementation of the NPT safeguards agreement in the Republic of Korea, the Islamic Republic of Iran, and in the Democratic People´s Republic of Korea.
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 (www.iaea.org) after delivery at about 12:00 on Thursday, 25 November.
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: [email protected]. Camera crews should arrive at IAEA headquarters by 10:00 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 Thursday morning, 25 November at 9:00.
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.
You are required to bring a valid press I.D. TV Crews arriving by car should enter through Gate 3 and inform Mr. Peter Rickwood ([email protected]), tel. +43 1 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.