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.
The Board currently (September 2019-September 2020) 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:
|Middle East & South Asia||2|
|Southeast Asia & Pacific||1|
Two additional members are elected, one from each of the following sets of areas:
- rotating among Africa, Middle East and South Asia, South East Asia and the Pacific
- rotating among Middle East and South Asia, South East Asia and the Pacific, Far East
The 35 members for the period 2013–2014 are: Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Morocco, Mongolia, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Uruguay
|Regional group||Designated (2012-2013)||Elected (2011–2013)||Elected (2012-2014)||Total|
|North America||Canada, United States||2|
|Latin America||Argentina||Brazil, Ecuador, Uruguay||Panama, Paraguay||6|
|Western Europe||Belgium, France, Germany, United Kingdom||Italy, Sweden||Greece, Norway||8|
|Eastern Europe||Russian Federation||Azerbaijan||Estonia, Hungary||4|
|Africa||South Africa||Egypt, Niger, Morocco||Ghana, Nigeria||6|
|Middle East & South Asia||India||Pakistan||Kuwait, Saudi Arabia||4|
|Southeast Asia & Pacific||Australia||Thailand||2|
|Far East||China, Japan||Mongolia||3|
The Chair of the Board of Governors for 2019-2020 is the Governor from Sweden, Ambassador Mikaela Kumlin Granit. She succeeded Ambassador Leena Al-Hadid of Jordan.
The Vice Chairs are Ambassador Galib Israfilov of Azerbaijan and Ambassador Omar Amer Youssef of Egypt.
Previous compositions of the BoardEdit
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The following countries have been elected to the Board:
|Year||Ten Most Advanced||Three Additional||Continuing members||Elected by the General Conference|
United Arab Republic
United States 
United Arab Republic
United Arab Republic
West Germany 
- Rules and Procedures of the Board of Governors, at iaea.org
- IAEA Statute Article VI, IAEA, accessed on 2012-10-07, Paragraph A
- IAEA.org IAEA Board of Governors
- Annual Report of the Board Archived 2011-07-06 at the Wayback Machine (see Annex 3)
- "ELECTION OF MEMBERS TO THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2008-09-28.
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- "Official Record of the twenty first plenary meeting" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2008-09-28.
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- "GC03-31" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-21. Retrieved 2008-09-28.
- "GC04-45" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-21. Retrieved 2008-09-28.
- "GC05-160" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-21. Retrieved 2008-09-28.
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