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IAEA Calls for the Next Generation to Participate in #ICONS2024 Conference


The International Conference on Nuclear Security: Shaping the Future (ICONS 2024) will take place in Vienna, Austria from 20 to 24 May 2024. 

The IAEA is calling for young people to participate in high level and technical discussions on nuclear security in next year’s International Conference on Nuclear Security: Shaping the Future (ICONS 2024). Interested university students and early career professionals are invited to apply for the Nuclear Security Delegation for the Future. Ten successful applicants will be chosen to participate and will have their expenses covered for the conference in Vienna next May.  

“Giving a voice to the young generation is of utmost importance for shaping the future of nuclear security,” said Elena Buglova, Director of the IAEA’s Division of Nuclear Security. “Through the call for participation in the Nuclear Security Delegation for the Future, we are looking for young candidates with a passionate vision to engage in the international nuclear security dialogue.” 

The Nuclear Security Delegation for the Future is an opportunity for students and early career professionals to develop or refine their leadership, communication and diplomacy skills, by interacting with nuclear security professionals from around the world during ICONS 2024. 

Interested university students (undergraduate and graduate) and early career professionals with less than five years of work experience related to nuclear security from all IAEA Member States are invited to submit a comprehensive resume and a letter of motivation by 1 February 2024. A selection committee will review the submissions and interview a limited number of applicants to choose the ten members of the Nuclear Security Delegation for the Future.  

The ten successful applicants will be actively involved before and during ICONS 2024 in important parts of the conference. The results of their deliberations will be presented at ICONS 2024. The young delegates will also have opportunities for professional development including interactive sessions with senior officials, policy makers and nuclear security experts representing countries, industry and international organizations.   

The IAEA will cover the financial cost for the ten selected applicants’ attendance to ICONS 2024, including their travel and accommodation expenses. 

Details are available in the Nuclear Security Delegation for the Future announcement.  

For any relevant questions you can contact: ICONS2024 

ICONS 2024: Registration is open 

ICONS 2024 will be the fourth ministerial-level international conference on nuclear security. The upcoming conference programme includes both a ministerial and a technical segment, inviting participants to discuss nuclear security with a focus on the future. It will bring together ministers, senior government officials, high-level staff from agencies involved in making policy for, and managing, nuclear security, and technical and legal experts working in all areas of nuclear security. The conference aims to attract industry and civil society representatives, including non-governmental organizations and academic institutions. 

For more information about registration and participation see: Participation and Registration: International Conference on Nuclear Security: Shaping the Future.

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