Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency

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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.

Membership[edit]

The Board currently (September 2013-September 2014) consists of 35 IAEA Member States, each with a single vote. Thirteen were designated by the previous Board as either one of the ten countries that are the most advanced in atomic energy technology plus the most advanced from any of the eight regional groups not represented by the first ten.

Twenty-two Board Members are elected by the IAEA General Conference to two-year terms, eleven each year. 20 member states elected to the Board by the General Conference are apportioned geographically as follows:

Regional group Members
Latin America 5
Western Europe 4
Eastern Europe 3
Africa 4
Middle East & South Asia 2
Southeast Asia & Pacific 1
Far East 1
Total 20

Two additional members are elected, one from each of the following sets of areas:

  1. rotating among Africa, Middle East and South Asia, South East Asia and the Pacific
  2. rotating among Middle East and South Asia, South East Asia and the Pacific, Far East[1]

The 35 members for the period 2013–2014 are: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Japan, Kenya, Libya, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, Sudan, Sweden, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela and Vietnam[2]

Regional group Designated (2012-2013) Elected (2011–2013) Elected (2012-2014) Total
North America Canada, United States 2
Latin America Brazil Cuba, Mexico Argentina, Costa Rica, Uruguay 5
Western Europe Belgium, France, Germany, United Kingdom Italy, Sweden Greece, Norway 8
Eastern Europe Russian Federation Bulgaria, Hungary Poland 4
Africa South Africa Egypt, Tanzania Algeria, Libya, Nigeria 6
Middle East & South Asia India Saudi Arabia Pakistan 3
Southeast Asia & Pacific Australia Indonesia Thailand 3
Far East China, Japan Republic of Korea 3
Total 13 11 11 35

The Chairman of the Board is elected by the Board. As of September 2013 the chairman is Nguyen Thiep of Vietnam.[2]

Previous compositions of the Board[edit]

The following countries have been elected to the Board:

Year Ten Most Advanced Three Additional Continuing members Elected by the General Conference
1957 - - - Argentina
Australia
Brazil
Canada
Czechoslovakia
France
Guatemala
India
Indonesia
Italy
Japan
South Korea
Pakistan
Peru
Portugal
Romania
Sweden
Turkey
South Africa
USSR
United Arab Republic
United Kingdom
United States [3]
1958 Australia
Brazil
Canada
France
India
Japan
South Africa
USSR
United Kingdom
United States
Belgium
Denmark
Poland [4]
Argentina
South Korea
Pakistan
Romania
Turkey [5]
Netherlands
United Arab Republic
Indonesia
Venezuela
Peru[6]
1959 as above Czechoslovakia
Norway
Portugal [7]
Netherlands
United Arab Republic
Indonesia
Venezuela
Peru
Bulgaria
Ceylon
Philippines
Mexico
Spain[8]
1960 as above Belgium
Finland
Poland
Bulgaria
Ceylon
Philippines
Mexico
Spain
Iraq
Thailand
Argentina
El Salvador
West Germany [9]
1961 as above Czechoslovakia
Portugal
Sweden [10]
Iraq
Thailand
Argentina
El Salvador
West Germany
Hungary
Pakistan
Viet Nam
Colombia
Greece [11]

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