Disarmament DiplomacyIssue No. 40, September - October 1999
IAEA General Conference43rd Annual General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna, September 27 - October 1, 1999.
Editor's note: on September 30, the General Conference elected 11 new members to its 35-member Board of Governors. The new Board, which began work on October 4, consists of: Algeria (new member), Argentina, Australia, Austria (new member), Belarus (new member), Bolivia (new member), Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Cuba (new member), Egypt, Finland (new member), France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia (new member), Japan, Jordan, Nigeria (new member), Norway, Poland (new member), Republic of Korea (new member), Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sudan, Sweden, Syria (new member), United Kingdom, United States, and Uruguay.
Summary of Conference
"States Strengthen Nuclear Cooperation for New Millenium", IAEA Press Release 99/13, October 1, 1999.
"The International Atomic Energy Agency's progressive course into the next century moved forward in important ways this week, as States resolved to strengthen cooperation in key areas of global safety, security, and peaceful nuclear development. The Agency's Member States adopted a series of resolutions at the IAEA General Conference, which concludes today in Vienna. High-level governmental delegates from 111 countries are attending the Conference. ...
The concluding session today was prefaced by an IAEA press release on the accident, which occurred on 30 September at the Tokaimura facility in Japan…
Among important steps taken during the week:
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