Qatar has been elected as a member of the IAEA Board of Governors
30 Sep 2022News
Qatar has been elected to the membership of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for the period 2022-2024 at the 66th International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference currently being held in Vienna.
The move reflects the international community's confidence in the positive role Qatar plays in implementing the Vienna-based agency's mandate.
Qatar has been a member of the IAEA Board of Governors twice, from 2013-2015 and from 2016-2018. The Board of Governors is one of the main policy-making bodies of the IAEA.
The 35-member board reviews and approves decisions related to the agency's budget, the agency's work programs, contracts, and safety standards, and has the authority to appoint its director general with the approval of the General Conference.
The Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs HE Dr. Ahmed Bin Hassan Al Hammadi said. Qatar's successful efforts and responsible approach to developing a peaceful nuclear energy program. It also shows the global community's trust in Qatar's active and influential role in international forums.
Qatar is a party to most conventions related to nuclear safety, security and security. In addition, Qatar has been an active member of the IAEA since its accession in 1976, a long-standing policy of supporting the IAEA's role in the peaceful uses of the atom.