Media advisories

26 April 2002 - 2002-02

Clear Progress in Nuclear Safety Worldwide: Convention on Nuclear Safety Concludes

Vienna, 26 April 2002

A briefing for the press will be held today to discuss the results of the Second Review Meeting of Contracting Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety that concluded on April 26, 2002 at the Headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna.

The Board of Governors, representing 35 IAEA Member States, will also review measures to strengthen international co-operation in nuclear, radiation, transport and waste safety. It will further assess the state of the world's nuclear technology and focus on the Agency's plan to optimize nuclear safeguards.

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14 March 2002 - 2002/01

IAEA Director General seeks endorsement from IAEA Board of Governors for programme to protect against nuclear terrorism

In response to the worldwide threat of nuclear terrorism, IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei will table a plan outlining a wide range of measures to upgrade the IAEA's nuclear security programmes. Mr. ElBaradei will seek approval for the plan on the first day of the 18-22 March meeting of the IAEA's Board of Governors. The report puts a price tag on its proposed programme upgrades at $12 million per year. An additional fund will also be proposed for the urgent upgrading and procurement of security equipment for nuclear facilities, at a cost of $20 million per year.

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1 January 2002 - 2002/52

Fact Sheet on DPRK Nuclear Safeguards

1980s: Origins of Nuclear Safeguards. On 12 December 1985 the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) became a party to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). On 10 April 1992 the NPT Safeguards Agreement entered into force (INFCIRC/403). Before that, in 1977, the country had concluded an INFCIRC/66 type Safeguards Agreement (INFCIRC/252) for two nuclear research facilities (the IRT research reactor and a critical assembly).

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28 November 2001 - 2001/04

Meeting of Board of Governors to Discuss Report on "Protection Against Nuclear Terrorism"

U.S. Secretary of Energy to Address Board and Press

Press Conference with U.S. Secretary of Energy:

IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei will present a report to the Friday, 30 November meeting of the Board of Governors on "Protection Against Nuclear Terrorism". The report outlines a range of measures to upgrade the IAEA's nuclear security programmes (a press release on the report will be issued on 29 November).

The U.S. Secretary of Energy will also address the meeting on Friday morning.

Press arrangements

Access to Board Meeting The meeting is closed to the press.

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31 October 2001 - 2001/03

IAEA to Hold Special Session on Nuclear Terrorism

Experts from around the world are meeting at the IAEA this week for an international symposium on nuclear safeguards, verification, and security. A special session on 2 November focuses on the issue of combating nuclear terrorism.

The Special Session, which will bring together experts on nuclear terrorism from around the world, will deal with the following issues:

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14 September 2001 - 2001/02

Ministers and Senior Officials from IAEA States to Meet in Vienna

The IAEA General Conference, the annual policy-setting meeting of senior government representatives of its 132 Member States, will meet in Vienna from 17-21 September. The five-day Conference will open with a statement in the name of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, followed by an overview by IAEA Director General, Mohamed ElBaradei, of the broad areas of the IAEA's work. The General Conference is also expected to endorse a further four-year term for Mr.

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- 2002/0912b

UNMOVIC/IAEA Press Statement on Inspection Activities in Iraq, 9 December 2002

An UNMOVIC team carried out an inspection at the Falluja II site of the Al-Tariq Company. This site is located in the Falluja district about 100 km west of Baghdad and is nearby to the Falluja III site, which was visited yesterday by the same inspection team.

The Fallujah II site comprises the headquarters of the Al-Tariq Company and a factory area. Only the factory area was inspected. Two separate chemical plants are in the factory area and their major activity is the production of phenol and chlorine. The chlorine plant is currently inoperative.

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- 2003/0901

News Update on Iraq Inspections

UNMOVIC IAEA Press Statement on Inspection Activities in Iraq

For full coverage, see the pages on IAEA and Iraq.

An UNMOVIC multidisciplinary team took off on three Bell-212 helicopters from the Al Rasheed Air Base in Baghdad this morning to inspect a site. Due to weather conditions in the inspection site area, the team returned without landing.

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- 2003/76

Press Arrangements for the IAEA Board of Governors Meeting

The meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors will reconvene on Wednesday, 26 November 2003 at 11:00. The Board is expected to resume discussion on its reaction to 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.

The meeting is closed to the press.

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- 2003/77

Photo Op for Atoms for Peace Ceremony

The U.S. Government is donating a bust of former U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of his "Atoms for Peace" speech. At the ceremony, on Thursday, 4 December, U.S. Ambassador Kenneth Brill will present the bust to IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei.

Photo-op: The ceremony will take place in the Rotunda at 17:00. Photographers and camera crews should arrive at IAEA headquarters by 16:30 to take their positions.

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