UN Chief Guterres Voices Deep Sadness at Death of IAEA Chief Amano

PeopleDiplomats ♦ Published: July 23, 2019; 17:14 ♦ (Vindobona)

UN chief António Guterres paid tribute, saying he was deeply saddened to hear the news of his death.

IAEA Nuclear Watchdog Chief Yukiya Amano in 2013. / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / IAEA Imagebank [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)]

The head of the UN body that oversees nuclear activities across the world has died aged 72, it was reported.

In a statement, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed the passing of Director General Yukiya Amano, with “deepest sadness”.

Mr. Amano, a…