United States Sends Girls from Kazakhstan and Afghanistan to Colorado STEM Summer Camp

PRESS RELEASE July 19, 2018 Vienna, Austria FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE United States Sends Girls from Kazakhstan and Afghanistan to Colorado STEM Summer Camp Two teenagers from the Republic of Kazakhstan and two from Afghanistan will travel to Colorado Springs, Colorado to take part in the Destination Mars! Camp at the Challenger Learning Center of Colorado July 23-27. This exchange initiative ...
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Statement by Dr. Jim Green, U. S. Representative to the 61st Session of the  UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space on Agenda Item 6,  

 Statement by Dr. Jim Green, U. S. Representative to the 61st Session of the  UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space on Agenda Item 6,  “UNISPACE+50 National Statement”  June 20, 2018 Madame Chair and distinguished delegates, thank you for the opportunity to deliver our national statement on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Technical Cooperation Report for 2017

The United States commends the Secretariat for its comprehensive report on technical cooperation activities and achievements in 2017. The Technical Cooperation (TC) Program is an outstanding model for helping Member States achieve their development priorities.
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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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Event – On Banning the Bomb: A Critique

Brad Roberts, Director for the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory On July 7, 2017, the United Nations General Assembly passed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons with the goal of the total elimination of nuclear weapons. The United States has opposed such a treaty, however, since global security ...
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Press Release: U.S. Welcomes Commission on Narcotic Drugs Vote on Carfentanil

Press Release March 14, 2018 Vienna, Austria   U.S. Welcomes Commission on Narcotic Drugs Vote on Carfentanil   The United States welcomes today’s unanimous vote at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna to add carfentanil, a synthetic opioid 10,000 times more powerful than morphine, to the list of controlled substances under the UN Single ...
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Media Note: Policy Planning Director Hook’s Travel to Vienna

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE March 14, 2018   Policy Planning Director Hook’s Travel to Vienna Director for Policy Planning Brian Hook will lead the U.S. delegation to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Joint Commission meeting in Vienna on March 16.  Under the terms of the ...
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United Nations in Vienna Taking Action to Stem International Flow of Dangerous Opioids

U.S. Focuses on Carfentanil during Commission on Narcotic Drugs Drug overdose is now the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50. While the opioid epidemic has reached crisis proportions in the United States, it is far from being an exclusively American problem. “Families, communities, and citizens across our country are currently ...
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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: DPRK

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting March 5-9, 2018 Agenda Item 5 (b)   Application of Safeguards in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea                                                                              U.S. Statement as delivered by IAEA Counselor Keith Andertonn     Thank you, Madam Chair. As we recall the strong resolution on the DPRK adopted at the last General Conference, the ...
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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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World Cancer Day: International Solutions for a Global Crisis

Cancer and cancer-related diseases claim the lives of eight million people worldwide each year.  Fourteen million new cases of cancer are diagnosed annually, and more than 60% of those cases occur in low and middle-income countries, where treatment capacities are limited and resources already scarce. February 4 is  World Cancer Day , a day when we shine a spotlight ...
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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 on Corruption

7th Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption November 6-10, 2017 Vienna, Austria   Opening Remarks by James A. Walsh, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of State   Edited as delivered, Tuesday, November 7, 2017   Madam President, distinguished delegates, and members of ...
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Reforming Reform: The Anti-Corruption Agenda After 30 Years

    Prof. Michael Johnston will discuss the timeline and evolution of anti-corruption efforts worldwide since the end of the Cold War, including persistent problems in the international anti-corruption agenda and prospects for the future. Professor Michael Johnston, Charles A. Dana Professor of Political Science, Emeritus, at Colgate University, & Distinguished Professor at the International ...
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U.S. Statement on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century

International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century  Abu Dhabi, UAE 30 October–1 November 2017 October 31, 2017 Edward McGinnis  Acting Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy United States Department of Energy U.S. National Statement As Prepared   Introduction On behalf of the United States Government, and in particular Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, ...
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Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis: Updates from Washington and Vienna

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 26, 2017   PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP IS TAKING ACTION ON DRUG ADDICTION AND THE OPIOID CRISIS   “The best way to prevent drug addiction and overdose is to prevent people from abusing drugs in the first place.  If they don’t start, they ...
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U.S. National Statement to the IAEA General Conference

International Atomic Energy Agency 61st IAEA General Conference 18-22 September 2017   U.S. National Statement U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry   Thank you, Ambassador Maria Zeneida Angara Collinson. Congratulations on your election as President of this Conference. I also want to thank Director General Amano for his outstanding service.  Since 2009, the IAEA has ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA General Conference on North Korea

International Atomic Energy Agency 61st IAEA General Conference 18-22 September 2017 US Remarks on the Adoption of the 2017 DPRK GC Resolution Nicole Shampaine, Chargé d’affaires U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna Madame President, The United States welcomes the unanimous adoption of this year’s general conference resolution on the implementation of safeguards in the ...
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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 Syria

  IAEA Board of Governors Meeting September 11-15, 2017   Agenda Item 7(b)   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. Chairman, The United States thanks the Director General for his report on the implementation of safeguards ...
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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 Science, Technology, and Applications

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting September 11-15, 2017   Agenda Item 5   Strengthening the Agency’s Activities Related to Nuclear Science, Technology, and Applications U.S. Statement as delivered by Counselor for IAEA Affairs Keith Anderton   Mr. Chairman, The Director General’s report on “Strengthening the Agency’s Activities Related to Nuclear Science, Technology, and Applications” describes ...
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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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Readout of a Meeting between Ambassador Haley and Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS Office of Press and Public Diplomacy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 23, 2017 Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, met with Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today in Vienna, Austria. Ambassador Haley is in Vienna to meet with IAEA ...
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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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Kazakhstani Girls Travel to San Antonio, Texas to Participate in STEM Summer Camp

Two teenagers from the Republic of Kazakhstan will travel to San Antonio, Texas July 24-28 to take part in the Scobee Education Center, San Antonio College Girls Camp Challenger .  This exciting exchange initiative is funded by the U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna to support new opportunities for girls in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.  The girls will participate in the weeklong camp focused on teaching ...
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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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Intern Corner – A Day at the Seibersdorf Nuclear Labs

IAEA & Arms Control Section Interns Visiting the Plant Breeding Lab (from left to right – Elizabeth Philipps, Maria Dudenhoeffer, Zachary Wong) Going on a field trip with ambassadors and diplomats from other countries to nuclear applications laboratories in the Austrian countryside was certainly not something I expected to do as part of my U.S. ...
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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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International Gender Champions: Opening Remarks

Inauguration of International Gender Champions Vienna Opening Remarks Kathryn Holmgaard Spokesperson U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria June 14, 2017 Good afternoon.  Welcome and thank you for joining us!  Your Excellencies Director-General Fedotov, Director General Amano, Executive Secretary Zerbo – it is an honor to have you with us ...
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IAEA Board of Governors: Safeguards Implementation Report for 2016

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting June 12-16, 2017   Agenda Item 7(b)   Safeguards Implementation Report for 2016   U.S. Statement as Delivered by Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Ike Reed     Thank you Mr. Chairman, The United States welcomes the Secretariat’s Safeguards Implementation Report for 2016 (SIR). We wish once again to thank ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: DPRK

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting June 12-16, 2017 Agenda Item 7(c)   Application of Safeguards in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea                                                                              U.S. Statement – As Delivered by Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Ike Reed   Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States condemns in the strongest terms the ongoing nuclear and ballistic missile ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Iran

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting June 12-16, 2017 Agenda Item 6  Verification and Monitoring in Iran U.S. Statement Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Andrew J. Schofer   As Prepared   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 work, ...
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IAEA Board of Governors: Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting June 12-16, 2017   Agenda Item 5   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 Ike Reed, Alternate Permanent Representative   Thank you, Mr. Chairman. We strongly support the draft guidance on ...
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IAEA Board of Governors: Report of the Program and Budget Committee

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting June 12-16, 2017 Agenda Item 4 Report of the Program and Budget Committee U.S. Statement as delivered by Ike Reed, Alternate Permanent Representative   Thank you, Mr. Chairman. We appreciate the efforts of the Budget Working Group Co-chairs, the distinguished Ambassadors of Denmark and Brazil and of the Secretariat to ...
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IAEA Board of Governors: Technical Cooperation Report 2016

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting   June 12-16, 2017   Agenda Item 3 Technical Cooperation Report for 2016 U.S. Statement As Delivered by Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Ike Reed   Thank you, Mr. Chairman, The United States thanks the Secretariat for its comprehensive and informative report on Technical Cooperation in 2016.  Regular and extrabudgetary ...
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IAEA Board of Governors: The Annual Report for 2016

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting June 12-16, 2017   Agenda Item 2   The Annual Report for 2016   U.S. Statement – As Delivered by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Andrew J. Schofer   Thank you very much Mr. Chairman, Mr. Chairman, Since this is the first time I am taking the floor today I hope you ...
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Invitation: International Gender Champions – Vienna

You are cordially invited to attend the inauguration of the International Gender Champions – Vienna initiative, a leadership network that brings together female and male decision-makers to break down gender barriers. Wednesday, June 14 at 1:30  p.m. Rotunda of the Vienna International Centre Speakers will include Yury Fedotov, Director General, United Nations Office Vienna, the ...
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The 2017 IAEA Technical Cooperation Conference

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the International Atomic Energy Agency, or IAEA? You might have heard of it called “the UN’s nuclear watchdog,” for its important work verifying that countries’ nuclear programs remain exclusively peaceful. Would you be surprised to learn it also does development work to ...
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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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U.S. Statement to the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice U.S. Statement Luis E. Arreaga Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Vienna, Austria May 22, 2017 Thank you very much. On behalf of my delegation, I would like to thank the Bureau, Executive Director Fedotov, and UNODC for organizing this 26th session ...
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Meetings of the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management Conclude in Vienna Austria

Delegates from the United States participated in the Third Extraordinary Meeting and Sixth Organizational Meeting of the Parties to the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management (Joint Convention) on May 16-19 at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria. The meetings were ...
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U.S. Statement to the 2017 NPT Preparatory Committee: Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

Statement by the United States in Cluster 3: Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy   First Session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons   Statement by Andrew Schofer Charge d’Affaires a.i., U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna Vienna, May 9, ...
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U.S. Statement to the 2017 NPT Preparatory Committee: Regional Issues

Statement by the United States in Cluster 2: Regional Issues   First Session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons   Statement by Ambassador Robert A. Wood Vienna, May 8, 2017   Mr. Chairman, The United States reaffirms the critical role ...
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U.S. Statement to the 2017 NPT Preparatory Committee

Statement by the United States in General Debate First Session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons   As Delivered by Ambassador Robert A. Wood Permanent Representative of the United States to the Conference on Disarmament Vienna, May 2, 2017   ...
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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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IAEA’s Seibersdorf Laboratories: Where the Atom is Used for Peace and Development

If you pulled someone aside and asked them to describe what the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) does, many people would immediately think about the Agency’s work with nuclear power and safeguarding against nuclear weapons proliferation.  After all, the IAEA has made the news lately for its role in nuclear verification and monitoring in Iran ...
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UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs Unanimously Votes to Take Steps to Curb Spread of Illicit Opioid Crisis

When you think of the United Nations, what comes to mind? Blue-helmeted peacekeepers in a faraway land perhaps? Or humanitarian workers delivering food aid to refugees? But did you know that the UN is an organization that is helping curb American overdose deaths in the current opioid epidemic? In fact, it is. Last Thursday in ...
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U.S. Statement Intervention, 60th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND)

Statement of Kara McDonald, United States Department of State   60th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) United States Intervention after Agenda Item 8(b) Votes on ANPP and NPP Vienna, Austria; March 13, 2017 Thank you Madam Chair. I want to express the gratitude of my government for this show of solidarity and support ...
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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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60th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND)

Statement of William R. Brownfield, Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs   60th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) Vienna, Austria; March 13, 2017   Thank you, Madam Chairwoman, members of the Commission, ladies and gentlemen.  And a special thank you as well to the Secretariat for your ...
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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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“The Uncondemned” Movie Screening On the Occasion of International Women’s Day

On the occasion of International Women’s Day (8 March) The United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna, in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of the United States of America to the United Nations (Vienna), this human world (THW) Film Festival and Topkino,  invites you to the Ciné-ONU Vienna screening of the movie “The Uncondemned” (by Michele Mitchell and Nick Louvel, ...
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U.S. Supports #CancerCare4All

By: Chargé d’Affaires Andrew J. Schofer.  Last Friday, members of the international community came together for an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Program of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT) World Cancer Day event.  It was truly impressive to hear about work being done around the world to support cancer diagnosis, treatment, and control.  Cancer impacts ...
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NOAA Technical Statement at UNCOPUOS STSC Meeting

Matthew Butler, Office of International and Interagency Affairs, NOAA Satellite and Information Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) U.S. Department of Commerce 8 February 2016 Thank you, Madam Chair and distinguished delegates, for the opportunity to talk about the current and future meteorological and environmental satellite activities of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, ...
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The U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna presents: Hidden Figures

The U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna presents: Hidden Figures (USA 2016) The untold story of the African American women mathematicians who helped NASA launch the United States’ first successful space missions. Nominated for two Golden Globes and three Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Introduction by Dr. Sandra H. Magnus, Executive Director of the ...
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U.S. Statement to the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

Statement by Margaret Kieffer, United States Representative, on Agenda Item 4, “General Exchange of Views,” Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space: 2017, Scientific and Technical Subcommittee: Fifty-fourth session (30 January to 10 February 2017) Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria, January 30, 2017 Thank you, Madame Chair.  The United States Delegation congratulates you on ...
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Senior Leadership Transition at the United States Mission to International Organizations in Vienna

MEDIA NOTE, January 18, 2017. Ambassador Laura S.H. Holgate departed Post on January 18, 2017. Andrew Schofer is now Chargé d’Affaires, ad interim and Ike Reed is Acting Deputy Chief of Mission. Contact information for the Mission remains the same: (43) (1) 31339 0. For more on the transition, follow us on Twitter @USUNVIE and on Facebook at U.S. ...
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The Inauguration of the President

The inauguration of the President will take place on Friday, 20 January 2017 and will be the fifty-eighth Presidential Inauguration. Information on the Presidential Inauguration is always available from the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies website . Related websites 58th Presidential Inauguration on Senate.gov Presidential Inaugurations , a Library of Congress American Memory web site The Constitution of the United States of America White House website (whitehouse.gov) Inauguration Quick Facts Who? President Donald ...
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The Search for Life on Planets around other Stars

A lecture by Dr. Paul Hertz.   With introductory words by Director General and CEO Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Köberl (NHM Vienna) and the Chargé d‘affaires Andrew Schofer (U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna) on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017, at 5 p.m. in the lecture hall of the Natural History Museum, Vienna. Free entrance | ...
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Remarks on the World Drug Problem

Remarks for the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) Special Segment on the UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem, Ambassador Laura S.H. Holgate, U.S. Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna,   Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria, November 30, 2016.   Thank you, Chair. Seven months ago, the international community gathered at ...
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