Statement by Ambassador Brooke Anderson, U.S. Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs, on General Assembly Agenda Item 87: Report of the International Atomic Energy Agency

Brooke Anderson
U.S. Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs 
New York, NY
November 8, 2010




AS DELIVERED

Thank you, Mr. President.

The United States supports the adoption of this Resolution on the Report of the International Atomic Energy Agency. As we have done in the past, we co-sponsored this resolution to emphasize our strong support for the Agency and its invaluable role in accelerating and enlarging the contributions of atomic energy to peace, health, and prosperity throughout the world. To that end, we look forward to continuing to work with Member States to ensure that the IAEA has the necessary resources to address the growing array of challenges it faces and to respond to the increasing number of requests for support it receives from Member States.

In addition, the United States strongly commends the IAEA’s technical excellence and impartiality in the conduct of its Statutory, treaty, and advisory duties to Member States. We thank Director General Amano for his excellent report to the General Assembly and express appreciation for the important initiatives he has undertaken during his first year at the helm of the IAEA. The United States looks forward to continuing to work with the Agency Secretariat and Member States to advance the IAEA’s work across its three pillars.

Thank you, Mr. President.

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PRN: 2010/273