IAEA Memorial Ceremony in Honour of Director General Yukiya Amano

PeopleDiplomats ♦ Published: August 23, 2019; 17:12 ♦ (Vindobona)

At a memorial service held at IAEA headquarters in Vienna in the presence of Mrs. Yukika Amano, dignitaries, diplomats, IAEA colleagues and member states paid tribute to late Director General Yukiya Amano, who passed away last month. Attendees included Heinz Fischer, Alexander Schallenberg and Satoshi Suzuki, Japan’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.

A memorial ceremony paying tribute to late Director General Yukiya Amano was held in Vienna on 21 August 2019. / Picture: © IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency

Mr. Amano, who died at the age of 72, was first appointed Director General of the IAEA in 2009.

Previously, he served as Japan’s Resident Representative to the IAEA and was Chair of the Agency’s Board of Governors in 2005-2006.

The ceremony began with one minute of silence and a short video on the achievements of Mr. Amano as Director General of the IAEA.