IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano emphasized the IAEA’s role in strengthening global nuclear safety and security, as well as the importance of nuclear science for development at the 20th Edoardo Amaldi Conference in Rome today.

The Conference is focussing on the 60th anniversary of the IAEA and of the treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) under the theme of international cooperation for enhancing nuclear safety, security, safeguards and non-proliferation.

Mr Amano noted the long-standing cooperation between the IAEA and the European Union, especially in nuclear safeguards. “The IAEA and Euratom have for decades applied safeguards jointly in Europe, including through joint team inspections,” he said. Continue reading.