|Director General's address to the world|
|A moment of silence to remember the departed|
The IAEA has developed a new methodology for assessing the safety vulnerabilities of nuclear power plants, which has already been used on an IAEA expert mission to review the approach taken by Japan in its own plant safety assessment;
The IAEA has sent a number of other expert technical missions to support Japan, and has advised the country as it establishes a new, more independent regulatory system;
The IAEA's Safety Standards, which provide the basis for a high level of safety, have been systematically reviewed and proposals have been made to reinforce them, with particular emphasis on a strong regulatory framework and safe siting, design and operation of plants;
The IAEA has stepped up its peer review services, incorporating lessons of Fukushima to help Member States assess and reinforce nuclear safety, and has taken steps to improve coordination with operators; and
Member States agreed to strengthen and expand the IAEA's communication role in response to nuclear emergencies, including provision of analysis and possible prognoses.
~Taken from IAEA News Centre
At the Great East Japan Earthquake Commemoration Ceremony:
IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano spoke at a ceremony commemorating the first anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake. The event, which was organised by the Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Vienna, took place at the Vienna International Centre.
~Sourced from IAEA Multimedia