A meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors will commence on Monday, 13 June 2005, at 10.30 a.m. IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei will open the meeting with an introductory statement. The Board will discuss, among other issues: the Annual Report for 2004; the Technical Cooperation Report for 2004; measures to strengthen international co-operation in nuclear; radiation and transport safety and waste management; and the appointment of the Director General.
Under the Nuclear Verification item on the agenda there will be a discussion of the Safeguards Implementation Report for 2004, a report by the Director General on the implementation of safeguards in the Democratic People´s Republic of Korea, other safeguards implementations issues and the creation of a special committee on safeguards and verification.
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 13 June 2005.
There will be a photo opportunity at the beginning of each morning and afternoon session. Please sign up by sending your e-mail to Peter Rickwood ( [email protected]). 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 a.m. or 2:45 p.m. 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, June 13, at 9:00 a.m.
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.