Vienna, 29 September 2023 (TDI): For the period of 2023-2024, eleven countries have been newly elected to serve on the 35-member International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors.

The election for the members of the Board of Governors took place on September 28, at the plenary session of the 67th IAEA General Conference.

Eleven new members have been elected for the Board, which are Algeria, Armenia, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ecuador, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Netherlands, Paraguay, Spain, and Ukraine.

The new composition of the 35-member Board for the 2023โ€“2024 period includes Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, and the Republic of Korea.

The new composition of the Board also includes Namibia, Netherlands, Paraguay, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Turkiye, the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, the United States of America, Uruguay & Ukraine.

Functions of the Board of Governors

The Board of Governors is one of the two policy-making bodies of the International Atomic Energy Agency, along with the annual General Conference of the Agency’s Member States.

The Board examines and makes recommendations to the General Conference on the Agency’s financial statements, program, and budget.

The Board considers membership applications, approves safeguards agreements, and the publication of the Agency’s safety standards.

It also appoints the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, with the approval of the General Conference.

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The Board generally meets five times per year in March and June, twice in September (before and after the General Conference), and in November.

For the period of 2022-2023, the eleven countries that were elected to the Board of Governors for the 67th session of the International Atomic Energy Agency were Brazil, Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Denmark, Kenya, Namibia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Turkiye, and Uruguay.