Highlights from the 60th session of the IAEA General Conference

The 60th session of the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has taken place in Vienna from 26 to 30 September 2016. The session has been attended by more than 3,000 delegates from its 168 Member States. A large delegation of the United Arab Emirates, headed by H.E. Ambassador Hamad Alkaabi, UAE Permanent Representative to the IAEA took part in the events devoted to the 60th Anniversary of the Agency.

Representatives of the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and its subsidiary Nawah Energy Corporation, as well as UAE Permanent Mission team t, participated in the work of the Conference throughout the week.

The national statement delivered by Ambassador Hamad Alkaabi at the plenary of the General Conference highlighted the progress made on the nation’s peaceful nuclear energy programme, since its deployment in 2008.

This year marks the 40th anniversary since the UAE joined the IAEA and started a successful partnership of cooperation for which we express appreciation to the Agency in providing the opportunity to cooperate with the UAE in more than 170 Taechnical Cooperation projects,” said in his speech Ambassador Alkaabi.
Today, more than 60 national stakeholders from the UAE participates in various IAEA programmes and projects. Since 2011, we have recorded more than 3200 UAE participants in the Agency’s activities. The UAE hosted more than 120 IAEA activities in the UAE since 2011, including workshops and conferences,” he highlighted.