Vienna, 29 August 2007 -- Senior representatives from 144 member states of the International Atomic Energy Organization will meet at the Austria Centre in Vienna on Monday, 17 September, for the five-day IAEA annual General Conference to discuss major topics on the organization's agenda.
All plenary sessions of the General Conference, from 17 to 21 September, and of the Scientific Forum, from 18 to 20 September, will be open to the press. The latter event is aimed at stimulating discussion on scientific and other issues relating to the IAEA's activities.
The Scientific Forum, to be held for the 10th time this year, will focus on:
- Nuclear Power;
- Meeting New Challenges in Food, Agriculture and Health;
- Global Safety and Security Regime: Building Robust Safety and Security Infrastructures;
- Safeguards and Nuclear Verification: A Long Term View.
Details about the » Scientific Forum and the » Provisional Agenda of the »51st General Conference are available at the IAEA website.
The events will take place at the Austria Center, Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1, 1220 Vienna.
IAEA public information staff will be on hand to assist media representatives in the press working area on floor 01, starting from 08:30 on Monday, 17 September 2007.
Journalists wishing to cover the event must register online or email Ms. Evelyn Prinz-Ortiz or call +43-1-2600-21276.
You will be required to present a valid press I.D. and credentials at the accrediation counter, which will be open from 08:30 on Sunday, 16 September 2007.
TV Crews arriving by car can park in West Parkplatz of Austria Centre and should inform Ms. Evelyn Prinz-Ortiz, (tel.: +43-1-2600-21276), in advance, of your names, affiliations and license plate numbers. Advance notice of satellite trucks is required.