IAEA Member States Pay Tribute to Late Director General Yukiya Amano

Published: July 25, 2019; 15:38 · (Vindobona)

During a Board of Governors meeting held at the IAEA headquarters, Member States paid their respects to Director General Yukiya Amano, who recently passed away. Delegations expressed deep sadness and a sense of great loss at his passing, commending Mr. Amano for his dedication and devotion to the work of the Agency and to the peaceful uses of nuclear technology for the benefit of people around the world.

IAEA Member States Pay Tribute to Late Director General Yukiya Amano / Picture: © IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency / Dean Calma (CC BY 2.0)

At the start of the meeting at the IAEA’s headquarters, Member States held a minute of silence in memory of the late Director General, followed by heartfelt tributes from 75 delegates, most of them speaking on behalf of their countries but some also for regional groups.

Several delegates fondly recalled personal memories of their interaction with the Director General, who…

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