The United Nations Association of New York
The Japan Society
Nuclear Energy, Power & Other Applications:
Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
6-6:30 pm | Registration
6:30–7:30 pm | Lecture and Q&A
7:30-8 pm | Reception
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
Non Corporate Members of Japan Society : $15
UNA-NY Members: $10 *
Nuclear power remains set for continued growth despite the international focus on nuclear safety following the Fukushima Daiichi accident. Nuclear applications are also expanding in areas fundamental to human well-being — health, water management and food production.
Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), discusses the IAEA's efforts to make nuclear power safer globally through the Action Plan on Nuclear Safety. He also covers the IAEA's approach to nuclear verification, safeguarding issues in Iran and North Korea, and the Technical Cooperation Programme, which assists developing countries.
This presentation is co-organized with Japan Society in New York.
Yukiya Amano is Director General of The International Atomic Energy Agency. The IAEA, an intergovernmental organization based in Vienna, is the global centre for cooperation in nuclear applications, energy, science and technology. Established in 1957, the Agency works with its Member States and partners to promote safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies and prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons.
Mr. Amano served as Chair of the Agency's Board of Governors from September 2005 to September 2006. He was Japan's Resident Representative to the Agency from 2005 until his election as Director General in July 2009. He assumed his duties as IAEA Director General on 1 December 2009. He has extensive experience in disarmament and non-proliferation diplomacy, as well as nuclear energy issues.
At the Japanese Foreign Ministry, Mr. Amano was Director-General for the Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Science Department from 2002 until 2005. He previously served as a governmental expert on the U.N. Panel on Missiles and on the U.N. Expert Group on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Education. Mr. Amano contributed to the 1995, 2000 and 2005 Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty Review Conferences, and he chaired the 2007 Preparatory Committee for the 2010 Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty Review Conference.
A graduate of the Tokyo University Faculty of Law, Mr. Amano joined the Japanese Foreign Ministry in April 1972, when he began a series of international postings in Belgium, France, Laos, Switzerland, and the United States.
Mr. Amano was born in 1947, is married and speaks English, French and Japanese.
Admission for Non Corporate Members of Japan Society is $15. Admission for UNA-NY Members is $10. NOTE: UNA-NY Members should write "UNA-NY Member" in the registration form's text field marked Organization, in order to receive the discount.
When payment is required, prepayment must be made, or registration secured, with a credit card. All registrations and cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Substitutions are welcome.
For information only, please contact the Japan Society Corporate Program at 212-715-1208.
Co-organized by the United Nations Association of New York.