site.btaBulgarian Ambassador Kraleva Elected IAEA Board of Governors Vice-Chair for 2023-2024
On October 2, Bulgaria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, OSCE, and international organizations based in Vienna, Ambassador Emilia Kraleva, who is also the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Governor from Bulgaria, was elected one of the Vice-Chairs of the IAEA Board of Governors for 2023–2024, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. In a statement following her election, Kraleva congratulated the Board’s outgoing Czech Chair and wished success to the newly appointed one who is from Argentina. She stressed that she would be honoured to serve as Vice-Chair of the IAEA Board of Governors, working along with the Board’s Chair and members to ensure the IAEA’s successful functioning.
The Board of Governors is one of the two policy-making bodies of the IAEA, along with the annual General Conference of IAEA Member States.
The Board examines and makes recommendations to the General Conference on the IAEA's financial statements, programme and budget. It considers applications for membership, approves safeguards agreements, and the publication of the IAEA's safety standards. It also discusses current topics on the IAEA's agenda, including security issues and the adoption of corresponding resolutions.
During her one-year term of office as the Board’s Vice-Chair, Bulgaria’s Permanent Representative will support the work of the newly appointed Chair, Ambassador Holger Federico Martinsen, in close coordination with the IAEA Secretariat and Director General, Rafael Mariano Grossi.