Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency


Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency

The Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is one of the two policy making bodies of the IAEA, along with the annual General Conference of IAEA members.

The Board, in its five yearly meetings, is responsible for making most of the policy of the IAEA. The Board makes recommendations to the General Conference on IAEA activities and budget, is responsible for publishing IAEA standards and appoints the Director General subject to General Conference approval.

Members

The Board consists of 35 members. Thirteen members are nomminated by the outgoing members as the ten countries that are the most advanced in atomic energy technology plus the most advanced member in any of the eight IAEA Areas that aren't represented in the first ten. Twenty two members are elected by the General Conference of IAEA member states, in the following geographical groups:

Two additional members are for two countries in each of the following areas:
# Africa, Middle East and South Asia, South East Asia and the Pacific.
# Middle East and South Asia, South East Asia and the Pacific, Far East [http://www.iaea.org/About/statute_text.html#A1.6 IAEA Statute Article VI] , "IAEA", accessed on 2008-09-28]

The following countries have been elected to the Board:

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