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Indonesia's Prominent Role in IAEA Board of Governors 2023-2025

Indonesia's Prominent Role in IAEA Board of Governors 2023-2025

During the 67th IAEA General Conference, Indonesia was successfully elected by acclamation as a member of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for the 2023-2025 term (25-28/09). As a member of the Board of Governors, Indonesia will represent the Southeast Asia and Pacific (SEAP) region.

During this term, the Government of Indonesia will be represented by Damos Dumoli Agusman, who serves as Ambassador/Permanent Representative of the Republic of Indonesia in Vienna, Austria, and as Governor.

Agusman stated that Indonesia will continue to actively support the development of nuclear technology for peaceful purposes and technical cooperation. In addition, Indonesia is also willing to promote the transfer of nuclear technology to developing countries.

Agusman also stated that Indonesia has received a number of positive benefits from cooperation with the IAEA in the use of nuclear technology for peaceful purposes. These benefits include the environment, agriculture, and food security. He also revealed that currently Indonesia and the IAEA have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for the "Rays of Hope" program, which aims to use nuclear technology in cancer treatment.

The Board of Governors is a key policy-making body of the IAEA, responsible for overseeing and making recommendations to the General Conference on the IAEA's financial reports, programs, and budgets. It also has the authority to consider applications for membership, approve safeguards agreements, and appoint the IAEA Director General with the approval of the General Conference.

Indonesia is a member of the IAEA Board of Governors, along with countries such as Algeria, Bangladesh, the Netherlands, Burkina Faso, Ecuador, South Korea, Paraguay and Spain.

Meanwhile, the candidacies of Armenia, Ukraine and Azerbaijan required a vote, which Armenia and Ukraine won.

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