Yukiya Amano was appointed as Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for the third four-year term. This was announced on Monday at the 61st IAEA General Conference.
In March, the IAEA Board of Governors resolved to appoint Mr. Amano, whose powers of the General Director would expire in late November, for the third term. The 70-year-old Japanese diplomat will continue running the office of the IAEA Administration Head from 1 December 2017 till 30 November 2021. It was the IAEA General Conference where the nominee for Director General should be first approved. Mr. Amano has been heading the IAEA since December 2009. The second term of his office expires in December 2017. In January 2017, Mr. Amano decided to apply for the third term of the same office.