16. September 2019.
Delegation of Republic of Serbia at 63rd IAEA General Conference in Vienna

The delegation of the Republic of Serbia, headed by Maja Gojkovic, attends this year’s 63rd General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (the IAEA) in Vienna. Besides Serbia, the delegates from most of 171 Member States will attend this eminent gathering taking place until 20 September.

This year the Conference is devoted to considering the most important issues in the IAEA’s competence, approving the Agency’s Financial Statements for the previous year, and the Programme and Budget for 2020-2021, as well as the major decisions on the issues submitted by the Board of Governors or a Member State between the two sessions. The key topics of 63rd General Conference will be improving the efficiency of safeguards implementation and supporting the wider use of nuclear science in all spheres of development in general. This primarily refers to the application of safeguards in the Middle East and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and the issues of radiation security in all countries together with technical cooperation with the IAEA.

As a result, there will be 86 side-events and 44 exhibitions showcasing all innovative activities in the IAEA and the Member States using nuclear techniques in the areas such as: energetics, climate changes and climate protection, medicine, hydrology, agriculture, environmental protection and so on.

The Board of Governors comprising 35 members will receive 11 new members this year. This body will also elect a new Director General of the IAEA that will have assumed all duties by 01 January 2020, the latest.

Following the untimely passing away of the IAEA’s long-standing Director General Mr Yukiya Amano in July this year, Mr Cornel Feruta tok over as the Acting Director. He took this opportunity to express his gratitude to all Members States on steadfast support, and the IAEA staff on their unwavering dedication in these challenging times, and pledged that the Agency would continue to serve all Member States in the best possible way.

During the Conference, our delegates are to meet with the delegations of other countries in the region in order to improve their cooperation and exchange of information in the field of radiation and nuclear safety and security.

For additional information on the 63rd General Conference click here.