Monaco Attends the 61st General Conference of the IAEA
A Monegasque delegation, led by H. E. Ms. Isabelle Berro-Amadei, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Monaco to the IAEA, and comprised of Mr. Benjamin Labarrère, Counsellor at the Embassy of Monaco in Germany and Mr. Tidiani Couma, Secretary for External Affairs at the Department of International Relations, took part in the 61st General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), held in Vienna from 18 to 22 September 2017.
H. E. Ms. Isabelle Berro-Amadei gave a speech at the plenary session. She recalled the words of H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince the previous year at the Scientific Forum organised by the IAEA: "Monaco fully endorses the strong commitment to build a peaceful, better world through the use of nuclear applications for sustainable development." In particular, the Ambassador stressed the Principality's commitment to two main aspects of the peaceful use of nuclear technology: environmental protection and the promotion of global health.
At the Treaty Ceremony, H. E. Ms. Isabelle Berro-Amadei presented the Director General of the Agency, Mr. Yukiya Amano, with Monaco's Instrument of Accession to the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material, of which the IAEA is the depositary.
The Convention, which entered into force on 8 February 1987, includes provisions on the protection of nuclear material during its international transportation and on the criminalisation of offences, and provides for international cooperation and the exchange of information. The Amendment to the Convention expands the scope of its application and, in particular, makes it possible to reduce the risk of a terrorist attack involving nuclear material..
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