IAEA Board of Governors: 19-23 September 2016
Statement by HE Mr David Stuart, Resident Representative to the IAEA
Agenda Item 4b: Building on the Action Plan for Nuclear Safety
Thank you Chair,
Australia welcomes the report of the Director General on Measures to Strengthen International Cooperation in Nuclear Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety, Building on the Action Plan on Nuclear Safety. As I said earlier, the Agency’s work on nuclear safety of high importance to Australia.
2015 saw three significant milestones in the Agency’s work on nuclear safety. Specifically the publication of the report on Progress in the Implementation of the IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety and its Supplementary Information document, the Director General’s report on the Fukushima accident and the Diplomatic Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety held in Vienna in February 2015. Australia is pleased to note that the accumulated data, analysis and knowledge from these milestones continues to guide and enrich the IAEA’s work in nuclear safety, and encourages the Secretariat to continue to keep Member States informed of developments in nuclear safety through normal reporting processes.
With these comments, the Australian delegation takes note of the Director General’s report “Building on the Action Plan for Nuclear Safety”.
Thank you, Chair.