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Morocco officially president of IAEA 64th General Conference

The Kingdom of Morocco was officially elected on Monday in Vienna as President of the 64th General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

The General Conference is, it should be remembered, the supreme governing body of this UN body.

Morocco acceded for the first time, and by unanimous acclamation, to this prestigious podium in the person of its ambassador to Austria, Azzeddine Farhane.

This year’s meeting of the IAEA’s governing body, which is being held in a particular context marked by the Covid-19 pandemic, will alternate both the necessarily limited face-to-face format and live-streaming.

This work, which will continue until September 25, will examine, among other things, the contribution of nuclear energy to efforts to curb the impact of climate change, the peculiarities of innovative reactors and construction methods, how nuclear power can contribute to the deep decarbonization, management, warehousing and disposal of spent nuclear fuel, and the main obstacles hindering the increased use of nuclear energy in the global transition to clean energy.

This session will also be an opportunity to present a new initiative aimed at strengthening the efficiency of national nuclear material accounting and control systems, as well as being marked by a presentation ceremony for treaties aimed at promoting accession to multilateral treaties and to give representatives of member states the opportunity to deposit their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.

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