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Who Will Become the Next IAEA Director General?

Published: September 10, 2019; 15:12 · (Vindobona)

Following the death of Yukiya Amano, the IAEA is still looking for a new Director General. The Board of Governors of the IAEA has received 4 applications for the prestigious position of IAEA Director General from Argentina, Burkina Faso, Romania and Slovakia. The candidate must be approved by a two-thirds majority of the Board. Read on to find out who the candidates are.

Following the death of Yukiya Amano, the IAEA is still looking for a new Director General. / Picture: © IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency

Mr. Amano, who died on 18 July, 2019 at the age of 72, was the IAEA’s fifth Director General since 1957. He was first appointed to the office effective December 2009 and reappointed in 2013 and 2017.

The governments of Argentina, Burkina Faso, Romania and Slovakia have submitted candidates for IAEA Director General to the Agency's Board of Governors.

Argentina has…

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