Candidates for IAEA Director General Nominated

The governments of Japan and South Africa have submitted candidates for IAEA Director General to the Agency´s Board. Japan has nominated Ambassador Yukiya Amano and South Africa has nominated Ambassador Abdul Samad Minty.

IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei´s term of office expires on 30 November 2009. The Board intends to appoint the new Director General by June 2009. The appointment will then be submitted for approval at the IAEA General Conference in September 2009.