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USA at the IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, Sept. 13 – 16, 2021
September 13, 2021

IAEA flag at the Vienna International Center, June 2021. (Colin Peters/USUNVIE)
IAEA flag at the Vienna International Center, June 2021. (Colin Peters/USUNVIE)


The IAEA Board of Governors is one of the two policy-making bodies of the IAEA, along with the annual General Conference of IAEA Member States.

The board examines and makes recommendations to the General Conference on the IAEA’s financial statements, program and budget. It considers applications for membership, approves safeguards agreements and the publication of the IAEA’s safety standards, and – with the approval of the General Conference – it appoints the Director General of the IAEA.

The Board generally meets five times per year.

U.S. Statements at the September 2021 Board of Governors meeting:

Agenda Item 2: Nuclear and Radiation Safety
Agenda Item 3: Nuclear Security: Nuclear Security Report 2021, and Nuclear Security Plan 2022-2025
Agenda Item 4: Strengthening the Agency’s Activities Related to Nuclear Science, Technology, and Applications
Agenda Item 5: Verification and Monitoring in Iran (JCPOA)
Agenda Item 6(a): Nuclear Verification – Application of Safeguards in the DPRK
Agenda Item 6(b): Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic
Agenda Item 6(c): NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Agenda Item 7(a): Application of IAEA Safeguards in the Middle East
Agenda Item 7(b): Staffing of the Agency’s Secretariat
Agenda Item 8: Any Other Business