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Readout of the President of the General Assembly’s meeting with Mr. Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson

United Nations, New York, 05 November 2013

PGA John W Ashe with Yukiya Amano The President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. John W. Ashe, met today with Mr. Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). They discussed the fifty-seventh report of the organization for the calendar year 2012, just ahead of its consideration before the General Assembly..

The Director General informed President Ashe of the main work areas of the IAEA, including its efforts beyond nuclear safety and security, such as those involving health, food security, water management and environmental protection.

The Director General updated the President on IAEA efforts involving national nuclear programs, including post-Fukushima radiation monitoring.

John W. Ashe (left), President of the sixty-eighth session of the General Assembly, meets with Mr. Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Photo/Bill Bly