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The 64th General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency to be held in Vienna

September 18, 2020

1. The 64th General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will be held from September 21 to 25 in Vienna.

2. Mr. HIKIHARA Takeshi, Permanent Representative and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the International Organizations in Vienna, will attend the General Conference as representatives of the Government of Japan.

3. At the beginning of the General Conference, Mr. INOUE Shinji, Minister of State of Cabinet Office will make a statement on measures on decommissioning and contaminated water management of TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station and peaceful uses of nuclear energy as well as Japan’s efforts on nuclear non-proliferation(pre-recorded video). During the session, the representatives of the Member States will discuss nuclear non-proliferation issues including safeguards activities, and also nuclear security, technical cooperation, nuclear safety and other issues.

1. The IAEA is an international organization (171 Member States – as of August 2020) which was established in July 1957 for the purpose of promoting peaceful uses of nuclear energy and application of safeguards to prevent the diversion of nuclear energy for military use.

2. Safeguards are verification measures, such as inspections, undertaken by the IAEA in accordance with the safeguards agreements concluded by each individual country and IAEA, in order to guarantee that nuclear material is being used solely for peaceful purposes and is not being diverted for use in nuclear weapons or the like.

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