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IAEA Board of Governors Meeting between March 5-8, 2018


The IAEA Board of Governors held its first 2018 meeting between 5-8 March with the attendance of HAEA’s representative. The IAEA Board of Governors March 2018 meeting among others discussed the Nuclear Safety Review 2018 and the Nuclear Technology Review 2018. After the discussion, both documents were accepted by the Board. Other issues, such as the nuclear verification in Iran, the application of safeguards in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the implementation of the Non-Proliferation Treaty safeguards agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic were also discussed at the meeting.

IAEA Director General, Mr. Yukiya Amano, highlighted the importance of the above-mentioned documents in his statement to the Board of Governors. He also mentioned the upcoming 6th Review Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management (Vienna from May 21 to June 1.), and he talked about nuclear energy, nuclear applications and technical cooperation issues.

On the margin of the Board of Governors, an International Women’s Day Event took place on 8 March, where panellists highlighted the importance of addressing unconscious bias against women.