Ambassador Munir’s remarks on the IAEA’s report


New York, 18 November 2021 (TDI): Ambassador Munir Akram, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations spoke in the UN General Assembly’s debate on the report of the International Atomic Energy Agency [item 91]: note by the Secretary-General (A/76/232).

Ambassador Munir’s remarks

Pakistan’s permanent envoy to the United Nations, Munir Akram, commented on the Vienna-IAEA annual report, saying that Pakistan has placed all of its nuclear power facilities and research reactors under the International Atomic Energy Agency’s safeguards without exception.

The country has built a comprehensive nuclear safety and security framework, according to the ambassador, which is periodically evaluated and updated in light of IAEA guidance documents and worldwide best practices.

Pakistan, according to Ambassador Munir Akram, continues to use nuclear technology for socioeconomic advancement and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Pakistan’s election to the IAEA’s Board of Governors

Earlier in September 2021, Pakistan has been granted to serve on the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Board of Governors.

The decision was taken during the 65th General Conference of AIEA, being held from 20 to 24 September 2021 at the Vienna International Centre (VIC) in Vienna, Austria.

The election of Pakistan to serve on the board of governors is an acclamation of Pakistan’s role in promoting peaceful, safe and secure use of nuclear technology. Pakistan became its member in 1957, and is one of the founding members of IAEA.

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

IAEA is an international organization which was established in 1957, in Vienna, Austria. It has 173 member states.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is the world’s primary international platform for nuclear-related research and technological cooperation. It promotes nuclear research and technology for safe, secure, and peaceful purposes, contributing to world peace and security as well as the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).