The delegates of the special session of the IAEA General Conference approved Monday Rafael Grossi to the post of new general director of the organization. He became the sixth head of the agency with a term of office from December 3, 2019 to December 2, 2023, TASS reported.
Thus, the General Conference approved the appointment of Grossi, who was elected in October as the new administrative head of the agency at the vote of the IAEA Board of Governors. Grossi took the oath of office at the new post and promised to work impartially for the benefit of the IAEA. The general director’s election was held in connection with the death in July of the former head of the organization, Japanese diplomat Yukiya Amano.
Grossi is an experienced diplomat who has represented his country in some international organizations.
The IAEA Director General leads the secretariat and directs the work of the agency for four years with the right to re-election.