IAEA BoG – U.S. on the Report of the Program and Budget Committee

Vienna International Centre with Buildings A and B, headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency. Photo Credit: Rodolfo Quevenco/IAEA

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, Agenda Item 4: Report of the Program and Budget Committee

U.S. statement as delivered by Alternate Permanent Representative Keith Anderton
Vienna, Austria, June 16, 2020

Thank you, Madam Chair.

We wish to express our thanks to the Secretariat for continuing to move forward in a transparent manner in the budget process. We are pleased to join consensus on the recommendations of the Programme and Budget Committee.

We also wish to take this opportunity to underline our desire to see a decision to publicly release the Internal Audit, Management Services and Investigations Report formally presented to the Board for its consideration. We believe that such an action, as discussed by the OIOS Director during the PBC and mentioned by the Director General in his opening remarks for this Board, would demonstrate the Agency’s intention to operate in a transparent manner and in alignment with current best practices of sound financial and administrative management. We welcome the Director General’s intention to hold consultations on this matter soon, and look forward to participating in them.

Thank you, Madam Chair.