The IAEA Board of Governors, which meets 5 times a year, held its latest meeting between 20-24 November 2017 with the attendance of the HAEA’s representative. The main focus of the IAEA Board of Governors November meeting was the IAEA technical cooperation programme for 2018/2019, but other items, such as nuclear energy and applications, nuclear safety and security issues as well as the nuclear verification in Iran, and other safeguards topics were also discussed at the meeting.
Board of Governors, IAEA Director General, Mr. Yukiya Amano highlighted
the IAEA’s work to help Member States achieve the Sustainable Development
Goals through the technical cooperation programme. He said that 579 new
IAEA technical cooperation (TC) projects had been proposed for the next
two-year cycle of 2018-19. The IAEA has worked very closely with Member
States to develop the new TC programme, which focuses on three priority
areas: health and nutrition, nuclear safety and security, and food and
agriculture. Hungary, as well as in earlier TC cycles, will also participate
in and benefit from various IAEA TC regional projects in 2018-19.