United States Announces EUR 830K in Support of IAEA’s Environmental Research

The United States, through the IAEA’s Peaceful Uses Initiative (PUI), has allocated funds totaling EUR 832,850 for the IAEA’s Nuclear Sciences and Applications (NA) Environment Laboratories in Monaco to aid the monitoring and evaluation of environmental effects in oceans and coastal zones using nuclear technologies.

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Notice of Funding Opportunity: UNVIE Space Exchanges 2022

Notice of Funding Opportunity: UNVIE Space Exchanges 2022 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. MISSION TO INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS IN VIENNA PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE  Announcement Type: Cooperative Agreement Funding Opportunity Title: UNVIE Space Exchanges 2022 Funding Opportunity Number: DOS-UNVIE-PAS-FY21-01 CFDA Number: 19.040 Total Amount Available: $150,000.00 Deadline for Applications: September 1, 2021 CONTACT INFORMATION For questions relating …

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USA at the 30th CCPCJ

USA at the 30th Session of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice The UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) is the principal UN policy-making body in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice. It is tasked with improving international action to combat national and transnational crime, as well …

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Celebrating UNVIE Women: Leslie Hayden

Celebrating UNVIE Women: Leslie Hayden We’re happy to kick off our series to celebrate the accomplished and visionary women working at UNVIE with our Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Leslie Hayden. Leslie answers questions about her work, what inspired her to take up this career path, and why it’s important to promote gender equality in …

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Remarks by CDA Bono at UNODC’s Strategic Vision for Africa Event

UNODC’s Strategic Vision for Africa Event As delivered by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Louis L. Bono February 24, 2021, 2:48 P.M. Good afternoon excellencies and colleagues. Thank you, Executive Director Waly for the opportunity to participate today. It is an honor to join this panel of distinguished leaders. On behalf of the United States, I would …

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Joint Statement by the Secretary of State of the United States of America and the Foreign Ministers of France, Germany, and the United Kingdom

Joint Statement by the Secretary of State of the United States of America and the Foreign Ministers of France, Germany, and the United Kingdom MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FEBRUARY 18, 2021 The following statement was released by United States Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, German Foreign …

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Ambassador’s Remarks at IAEA Virtual Event on the 10th Anniversary of the Peaceful Uses Initiative

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Jackie Wolcott at the IAEA Virtual Event for the 10th Anniversary of the Peaceful Uses Initiative November 9, 2020 Vienna, Austria   Virtual WebEx Platform   [event in progress] MODERATOR: Excellency, the United States proposed and has nurtured the PUI for the last ten years.  What made the United States propose …

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United States Co-Sponsors an Event to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the UN and the 20th Anniversary of the UN Trafficking in Persons Protocol

Today, the Missions to the United Nations of the United States, Peru, and Sierra Leone co-sponsored an event commemorating the 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations and the 20th anniversary of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children.

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PRESS RELEASE: U.S. funding to IAEA Supports Cancer Treatment in Mexico

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is allocating $1.3 million in funding to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to assist Mexico in improving cancer management through the provision of a medical linear accelerator, or “LINAC.”

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IAEA BoG – U.S. on Strengthening the Agency’s Activities Related to Nuclear Science, Technology, and Applications

U.S. Statement on Strengthening the Agency’s Activities Related to Nuclear Science, Technology, and Applications, as delivered by Ambassador Jackie Wolcott under Agenda Item 7 at the IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, Sept. 15, 2020.

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Ambassador Wolcott’s Message on the Successful Launch of NASA-SpaceX’s Demo-2 Test Flight

Read the full text of Ambassador Wolcott’s message here: Hi, I’m Jackie Wolcott. Congratulations to NASA and SpaceX for their successful launch of two astronauts from Kennedy Space Center to the International Space Station. Collaboration with the private sector is essential in this new era of outer space exploration. Here in Vienna, the United States …

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U.S. Statement on the Approval of the Appointment of Rafael Grossi as IAEA Director General

IAEA Second Special Session of the General Conference Approval of the Appointment of the Director General U.S. statement as delivered by Ambassador Jackie Wolcott Vienna, Austria, December 2, 2019   Thank you, President.   I would like to congratulate Director General Designate Rafael Grossi on the approval of his appointment as the next IAEA Director …

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IAEA Board of Governors – U.S. Statement on the Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in Syria

U.S. Statement on Agenda Item 7 (c): Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic As delivered by Alternate Permanent Representative Keith Anderton Vienna, September 11, 2019   Thank you Madam Chair, The United States thanks the Acting DG for his report and commends the Department of Safeguards for its continued commitment …

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MEDIA NOTE: Statement by the U.S. Mission Spokesperson following the July 25 IAEA Board of Governors Meeting

Statement by the U.S. Mission Spokesperson following the July 25 IAEA Board of Governors Meeting Vienna, Austria July 25, 2019   The International Atomic Energy Agency’s Board of Governors met today in Vienna to pay tribute to the Agency’s late Director General Yukiya Amano and discuss procedures for the appointment of the next Director General.  …

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Statement by Ambassador Wolcott on the Passing of IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano

Statement by U.S. Ambassador to International Organizations in Vienna Jackie Wolcott on the Passing of IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano Vienna, Austria July 22, 2019    On behalf of the U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna, I express my deepest condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of International Atomic Energy Agency Director General …

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MEDIA NOTE: Statement by the U.S. Mission Spokesperson on Special IAEA Board of Governors Meeting on Iran

Statement by the U.S. Mission Spokesperson on the Special IAEA Board of Governors Meeting Agenda Item 1: Verification and Monitoring in Iran in light of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231 (2015) July 10, 2019 Vienna, Austria FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In the past ten days, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano twice …

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Special IAEA Board of Governors Meeting on Iran: U.S. Statement

U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors on Verification and Monitoring in Iran As delivered by Ambassador Jackie Wolcott Vienna, July 10, 2019   Thank you, Madam Chair. The United States appreciates your efforts to convene this special meeting of the Board of Governors today. The United States called for this important meeting in …

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U.S. National Statement to the 62nd Session of COPUOS

Statement by the United States on Agenda Item 4: General Exchange of Views, 62nd Session of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space As prepared for delivery by Jon Harrison, Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of State Vienna, June 13, 2019   Since we last met, the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of …

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IAEA BoG – U.S. Statement on Other Items of Business

U.S. Consolidated Statement on Agenda Item 10: Any Other Business As delivered by Alternate Permanent Representative Keith Anderton Vienna, June 12, 2019   Thank you Madam Chair, The United States welcomes the decisions of this year’s NPT Preparatory Committee meeting, which should lay the groundwork for a successful Review Conference next year.  To that end, …

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IAEA BoG – U.S. Statement on Implementation of NPT safeguards in Syria

U.S. Statement on Agenda Item 6(c): Implementation of the NPT safeguards agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic As delivered by Ambassador Jackie Wolcott Vienna, June 12, 2019   Thank you Madam Chair, We thank the DG for his update and for his commitment to resolving Syria’s safeguards noncompliance.  We applaud the DG and the Department …

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IAEA BoG – Join Statement on behalf of the Group of Friends for Women in Nuclear

Join Statement under Agenda Item 10 on behalf of the Group of Friends for Women in Nuclear As prepared for delivery by HE Dr Brendon Hammer, Resident Representative of Australia to the IAEA Vienna, June 12, 2019   Thank you, Chair Australia – as Co-Chair – is pleased to deliver this statement on behalf of …

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IAEA BoG – U.S. Statement on DPRK Safeguards

U.S. Statement on Agenda Item 6(b): Application of Safeguards in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea As delivered by Ambassador Jackie Wolcott Vienna, June 12, 2019 Thank you, Madam Chair. Since committing to work towards complete denuclearization at the June 2018 Singapore summit, the DPRK has yet to take significant, concrete steps to demonstrate that …

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IAEA BoG – U.S. Statement on Verification and Monitoring in Iran

U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors on Agenda Item 5: Verification and Monitoring in Iran As delivered by U.S. Ambassador Jackie Wolcott Vienna, June 11, 2019   Madam Chair, The United States welcomes the Director General’s May 31 report on verification and monitoring in Iran. We once again extend our appreciation to the …

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IAEA BoG – Joint Statement on Pledges to the IAEA’s ReNuAL Project

Joint Statement by the United States, Canada, and Japan on Pledges to ReNuAL made at the 2019 Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference As delivered by the Ambassador of Japan to the International Organizations in Vienna Mitsuru Kitano Vienna, June 11, 2019   Madam Chair, I have the honor to deliver a statement on behalf …

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IAEA BoG – U.S. Statement on Strengthening the Agency’s Technical Cooperation Activities: Technical Cooperation Report for 2018

Statement on Agenda Item 3:  Strengthening the Agency’s Technical Cooperation Activities: Technical Cooperation Report for 2018. U.S. Statement as delivered by Alternate Permanent Representative Keith Anderton Vienna, June 10, 2019   Thank you, Madam Chair, The United States thanks the IAEA for preparing the Technical Cooperation Report for 2018, which provides useful examples of how …

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IAEA Board of Governors: U.S. Statement on the Annual Report for 2018

Statement under Agenda Item 2: The Annual Report for 2018 As delivered by U.S. Alternate Permanent Representative Keith Anderton Vienna, June 10, 2019 Thank you, Madam Chair, The Annual Report for 2018, as drafted, is an effective instrument to showcase how the IAEA benefits countries around the world. I will highlight just a few areas …

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U.S. Opening Remarks for the 28th UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

U.S. Opening Remarks Delivered by Ambassador Jackie Wolcott United Nations, Vienna May 20, 2019   Madame Chair, allow me to thank the Extended Bureau, Director Fedotov, and UNODC for organizing this session. On behalf of the United States, I offer my condolences to the family of Dmitri Vlassis – and all of UNODC – on …

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U.S. on the Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic at the IAEA BoG, Agenda Item 5(d)

Statement under Agenda Item 5(d): Implementation of the NPT safeguards agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic.

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U.S. on Nuclear Safety at the IAEA BoG, Agenda Item 2(a) & (b)

Statement under Agenda Item 2(a) and (b): Strengthening the Agency’s Activities Related to Nuclear, Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety: Nuclear Safety Review 2018 and Draft Safety Requirements: Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material 2018 Edition.

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Statement from the President on NASA Day of Remembrance

The loss of the courageous crews from Apollo 1, Challenger, and Columbia was not in vain. As Americans, our unwavering commitment to continue their heroic journey is unparalleled in the history of human exploration. We will continue to move forward and reach for new heights. We will persevere. And by doing so, we will lead …

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U.S. National Statement at the opening of the reconvened sixty-first session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

Thank you, Madam Chair.  Before I begin my comments on the CND, I would like to note that today is a National Day of Mourning throughout the United States and our embassies and missions around the world, in honor of my country’s 41st President, George H.W. Bush.  I thank those of you who have expressed …

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U.S. National Statement at the Intergovernmental Expert Group Meeting on International Challenges Posed by the Non-Medical Use of Synthetic Opioids

Thank you, Chair, for offering me the floor to speak on such an important topic.  Thank you to the UNODC Secretariat for supporting preparations for this expert meeting, which the Commission requested last year in Resolution 61/8 to learn more about the challenges posed by the non-medical use of synthetic opioids and to propose core …

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U.S. National Statement at the IAEA Nuclear Science and Technology Ministerial Conference

Nuclear Technical Cooperation: Benefits from the Nonproliferation Regime for the Developing World Distinguished Co-Chairs, Excellencies, and ladies and gentlemen, the United States is pleased to attend this conference, for as we all approach the 50th anniversary of the entry into force of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), it is very important to …

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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic

Thank you Madam Chair, The United States thanks Director General Amano for his update and for his continued commitment to ensuring that all outstanding questions regarding Syria’s ongoing safeguards noncompliance are fully addressed. We applaud the DG and Secretariat for their unwavering professionalism in implementing the Agency’s safeguards responsibilities in Syria, despite more than a …

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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Application of Safeguards in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Thank you, Madam Chair. Since the historic June summit in Singapore between President Trump and Chairman Kim, the United States has been ready to engage the DPRK in the necessary negotiations to achieve the goals set forth in Singapore, including the final, fully verified denuclearization of DPRK. We have approached the DPRK in seriousness and …

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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Verification and Monitoring in Iran

Madam Chair, The United States welcomes the Director General’s November 12th report on verification and monitoring in Iran. We once again extend our appreciation to the Director General, the Deputy Director General for Safeguards, and their staff for their continued professionalism and dedication in carrying out their responsibilities in Iran. The Secretariat can continue to …

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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Report of the Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee 2018

Madam Chair, I would like to extend my appreciation to the Friends of the Rapporteur for their work in preparing this year’s Report of the Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee (TACC) for the Board’s approval. The United States appreciated the opportunity to serve as Rapporteur on behalf of the North America Group, and we would …

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U.S. Opening Statement to the Ninth session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime

Opening Statement as delivered by James A. Walsh, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of State Vienna, October 16, 2018   Thank you, Madame President. We came together to commit ourselves to countering the threats that stem from transnational organized crime in 2003, when this Convention came into …

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Press Release: Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announces $1.1 million contribution to power IAEA labs 

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announces $1.1 million contribution to power IAEA labs  U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced today that the United States will contribute $1,163,090 to fund a new energy center at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) nuclear applications laboratories.  

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U.S. National Statement to the 62nd IAEA General Conference

Madam Director, thank you very much. I’d like to begin with a letter that I bring from the President of the United States. I send my greetings to the delegates of the 62nd International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference. The United States strongly supports peaceful nuclear cooperation.  This includes American investments in IAEA programs, …

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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Implementation of the NPT safeguards agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic

Chair, The United States thanks the Director General for his latest report on the implementation of safeguards in Syria, and for the Secretariat’s continued professionalism in addressing Syria’s longstanding safeguards noncompliance in the face of persistent obstruction by the Assad regime and its patrons.

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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Application of Safeguards in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Since this Board last convened, the international community has had reason for cautious optimism concerning the final, fully verified denuclearization of the DPRK, as agreed to by Chairman Kim. The summit meetings between the United States and the DPRK, and the Republic of Korea and the DPRK, opened up new possibilities for a diplomatic resolution …

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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Implementation of State-level Safeguards Approaches for States under Integrated Safeguards

The United States welcomes the Director General’s clear and concise report on the Implementation of State-level Safeguards Approaches for States under Integrated Safeguards – Experience Gained and Lessons Learned (GOV/2018/20), as well as the Secretariat’s technical briefing for Member States last month on this same matter.  The Director General’s report fully responds to the request …

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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Verification and Monitoring in Iran

The United States welcomes the Director General’s August 30 report on verification and monitoring in Iran. We once again extend our appreciation to the Director General, the Deputy Director General for Safeguards, and their staff, for their continued professionalism and dedication in carrying out their responsibilities in Iran. The Director General’s thorough and professional reporting …

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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Strengthening the Agency’s Activities related to Nuclear Science, Technology, and Applications

The United States thanks the Secretariat for its useful report on the IAEA’s activities related to nuclear science, technology, and applications in 2017. We look forward to the November 2018 Nuclear Science and Technology Ministerial Conference, an event that will allow the Agency to highlight the successes mentioned in the DG’s report and to identify …

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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Nuclear Security

The IAEA’s Division of Nuclear Security continues to provide critical assistance to Member States and plays a central role in coordinating international efforts to strengthen nuclear security worldwide. The 2018 Nuclear Security Report clearly demonstrates how much work one division can accomplish in assisting Member States to access the many benefits of peaceful uses of …

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