International Organization Honors U.S. Veteran Scientist

International nuclear verification and monitoring experts from around the world came to Vienna, Austria March 12-23 to participate in the 50th Working Group B (WGB) session of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO).  This subsidiary body, tasked with advancing the CTBTO’s nuclear verification technical goals, is comprised of dedicated professionals ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Any Other Business

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting March 5-9, 2018 Agenda Item 7: Any Other Business U.S. Statement as delivered by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Nicole Shampaine   Madam Chair, For the sake of efficiency, please let me address a number of issues under AOB in one consolidated statement. I apologize in advance for its length. As ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Syria

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting March 5-9, 2018   Agenda Item 5(c)   Implementation of the NPT safeguards agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic   U.S. Statement as delivered by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Nicole Shampaine   Mr. Chair, The United States thanks the Director General for his update, and for his commitment to addressing ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Iran

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting March 5-8, 2018   Agenda Item 4   Verification and Monitoring in Iran U.S. Statement as delivered by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Nicole Shampaine   Mr. Chair, The United States welcomes the Director General’s February 22 report on verification and monitoring in Iran, and we once again extend our appreciation ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Nuclear Science, Technology, and Applications

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting March 5-9, 2018 Agenda Item 3 Strengthening the Agency’s Activities Related to Nuclear Science, Technology, and Applications Nuclear Technology Review 2018 U.S. Statement as delivered by U.S. Chargé d’affaires a.i. Nicole Shampaine   Good morning, Madam Chair, The United States remains committed to the peaceful uses and applications of nuclear ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Nuclear Safety

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting March 5-9, 2018   Agenda Item Number 2(a) and 2(b) Strengthening the Agency’s Activities Related to Nuclear, Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety: Nuclear Safety Review 2018 Draft Safety Requirements: Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material 2018 Edition   Ruthenium-106   U.S. Statement as delivered by U.S. Chargé d’affaires ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Any Other Business

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting November 23-24, 2017 Agenda Item 6: Any Other Business U.S. Statement as delivered by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Nicole Shampaine   Mr. Chairperson, For the sake of efficiency, please let me address a number of issues under AOB in one consolidated statement. I apologize in advance for its length. First, ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Syria

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting November 23-24, 2017 Agenda Item 4(c) Implementation of the NPT safeguards agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic U.S. Statement as delivered by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Nicole Shampaine   Mr. Chairperson, The United States thanks the Director General for his update on Syria and for his steadfast commitment to addressing ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA: North Korea

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting November 23-24, 2017 Agenda Item 4 (b)   Application of Safeguards in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea                                                                              U.S. Statement as delivered by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Nicole Shampaine   Thank you, Mr. Chairperson. The United States welcomes the resolution on the DPRK adopted at this year’s General Conference. ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Iran

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting November 23-24, 2017   Agenda Item 3   Verification and Monitoring in Iran   U.S. Statement as delivered by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Nicole Shampaine   Mr. Chairperson, The United States welcomes the Director General’s November 13 report that the IAEA continues to verify and monitor Iran’s implementation of all ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Technical Cooperation

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting November 23-24, 2017 Agenda Item 2 Technical Cooperation: Report of the Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee U.S. Statement as delivered by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Nicole Shampaine     Mr. Chairperson, The United States would like to express its sincere sympathy and condolences to those affected by the recent earthquake ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Any Other Business

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting September 11-15, 2017 Agenda Item 9:  Any Other Business U.S. Statement as delivered by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Nicole Shampaine     Mr. Chairman, For the sake of efficiency, I would like to address a number of issues under AOB in one consolidated statement.  I apologize in advance for its length. ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors on the 2018-2021 Nuclear Security Plan

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting September 11-15, 2017   Agenda Item 4 (b) Nuclear Security Plan U.S. Statement as delivered by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Nicole Shampaine   Mr. Chairman, First, let me tell you how pleased we were to hear from a number of Member States on Monday and Tuesday about how much they value ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors on Women in the Secretariat

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting September 11-15, 2017   Agenda Item 8(b) (ii)   Women in the Secretariat   U.S. Statement as delivered by Chargé d’Affairs a.i. Nicole Shampaine   Mr Chairman, We remain concerned about the underrepresentation of women in the Agency’s professional and higher categories. At the same time, we acknowledge and appreciate ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors on the Application of IAEA Safeguards in the Middle East

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting September 11-15, 2017   Agenda Item 8(a)   Application of IAEA Safeguards in the Middle East   U.S. Statement as delivered by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Nicole Shampaine   Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States thanks the Director General for his clear and factual report on the “Application of IAEA ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors on North Korea

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting September 11-15, 2017 Agenda Item 7(b) Application of Safeguards in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea                                                                                         U.S. Statement as delivered by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Nicole Shampaine     Thank you, Mr. Chairman.   The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the DPRK’s unlawful nuclear and ballistic ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors on Iran

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting September 11-15, 2017   Agenda Item 6   Verification and Monitoring in Iran U.S. Statement as Delivered by Chargé d’Affaires Nicole Shampaine     Mr. Chairman, The United States once again extends its appreciation to the Director General, the Deputy Director General for Safeguards, and their staff for their excellent ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors on Nuclear Security

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting September 11-15, 2017   Agenda Item 4 (a) Nuclear Security U.S.  Statement as delivered by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Nicole Shampaine     Mr. Chairman, The United States remains committed to working with the IAEA and its Member States to ensure that nuclear materials and facilities remain secure.  Together our ...
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U.S. Statement on the IAEA Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting September 11-15, 2017   Agenda Item 3c   Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources: Guidance on the Management of Disused Radioactive Sources   U.S. Statement as delivered by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Nicole Shampaine     Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States is happy ...
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Latest North Korean Developments: U.S. Statements

Please find below statements on recent developments in North Korea by President Trump and senior U.S. Government Officials. Press Releases: Remarks at the UN Security Council Ministerial Meeting on D.P.R.K. 12/15/2017 11:27 AM EST Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State United Nations New York City December 15, 2017   SECRETARY TILLERSON: Good afternoon and ...
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U.S. Mission Welcomes New Chargé d’Affaires Nicole Shampaine

The United States Mission to International Organizations in Vienna welcomes Nicole Shampaine as Chargé d’Affaires a.i. and Acting Permanent Representative.   Ms. Shampaine is a Senior Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State.  She joins the Mission from Washington, D.C. where she recently served as Senior Advisor on counterterrorism in the Bureau of ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA: Any Other Business

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting June 12-16, 2017   Agenda Item 11:  Any Other Business   U.S. Statement As Delivered by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Andrew J. Schofer   Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman. Mr. Chairman, first, the United States welcomes the progress achieved over the past year to strengthen the global nuclear security framework.  ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Andrew J. Schofer on the Launch of the International Gender Champions – Vienna

Launch of the International Gender Champions – Vienna Initiative Andrew J. Schofer Chargé d’Affaires U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria June 1, 2017   Good afternoon, everyone. I echo all the words of welcome – I am pleased to see so many attendees at the launch of this important ...
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Panel Discussion on the IAEA’s Technical Cooperation Program

IAEA Technical Cooperation Conference Session 4 Panel Discussion June 1, 2017 Remarks by Andrew Schofer, Chargé d’affaires a.i., U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna Question:  In 1958, at the first IAEA General Conference, the USA made an important contribution to support fellowship training and the fielding of experts to developing countries–to the first ever ...
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The International Visitor Leadership Program: A Cultural Experience and Professional Exchange

The best way to become familiar with another country is to visit and experience the food, people, languages, and cultures first-hand. Each year, the U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna invites selected contacts to see and learn about the United States on the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). “The IVLP enables intensive professional exchange ...
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U.S. Statement on Agenda Item 3, 60th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND)

Statement of Andrew J. Schofer, Chargé d’Affaires, U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna   60th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) Agenda Item 3 Vienna, Austria; March 13, 2017   As Delivered Madame Chair, The United States welcomes the Report of the Executive Director on the activities of UNODC in 2016, which ...
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Any Other Business

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting March 06-10, 2017   Agenda Item 9:  Any Other Business U.S. Statements as delivered by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Andrew J. Schofer     Mr. Chairman, I am taking the floor to address several items under any other business. The United States welcomes the progress achieved over the past year to ...
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Appointment of the Director General

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting March 06-10, 2017 Agenda Item 8 Appointment of the Director General U.S. Statement as delivered by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Andrew J. Schofer   Mr. Chairman. The United States is pleased to join the consensus decision of the Board in endorsing Yukiya Amano to serve as Director General for the term ...
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Establishment of the IAEA Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) Bank for the Supply of LEU to Member States

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting March 06-10, 2017  Agenda Item  6   Assurance of Supply — Establishment of the IAEA Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) Bank for the Supply of LEU to Member States   U.S. Statement as delivered by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Andrew J. Schofer   Thank you, Mr. Chairman The United States welcomes submission ...
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Application of Safeguards in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting March 06-10, 2017 Agenda Item 5(b) Application of Safeguards in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea U.S. Statement as delivered by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Andrew J. Schofer   Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States remains resolute in its condemnation of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s constant stream of ...
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Implementation of the NPT safeguards agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting March 06-10, 2017 Agenda Item 5(c) Implementation of the NPT safeguards agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic U.S. Statement as delivered by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Andrew J. Schofer   Thank you Chair, The United States thanks the Director General for his update and for his ongoing commitment to addressing Syria’s ...
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Verification and monitoring in the Islamic Republic of Iran

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting March 06-10, 2017 Agenda Item 4   Verification and monitoring in the Islamic Republic of Iran   U.S. Statement as delivered by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Andrew J. Schofer   Thank you Mr. Chairman, The United States extends its appreciation to the Director General for his February 24th report on Iran’s ...
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Nuclear Technology Review 2017

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting March 06-10, 2017 Agenda Item 3 Strengthening the Agency’s Activities Related to Nuclear Science, Technology, and Applications   Nuclear Technology Review 2017 U.S. Statement as delivered by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Andrew J. Schofer   Thank you, Mr. Chairman, The United States remains a strong supporter of the application of peaceful ...
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Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting March 06-10, 2017 Agenda Item 2b   Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources: Guidance on the Management of Disused Radioactive Sources   U.S. Statement as delivered by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Andrew J. Schofer   Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States fully supports and endorses ...
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IAEA Nuclear Safety Review 2017

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting March 06-10, 2017 Agenda Item 2(a) Strengthening the Agency’s Activities Related to Nuclear, Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety: Nuclear Safety Review 2017 U.S. Statement as delivered by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Andrew J. Schofer Thank you, Mr. Chairman, The United States takes this opportunity to thank the Director General and the ...
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