21 October 2019, New York – European Union Statement delivered by Ms. Anne Kemppainen, Minister Counsellor, Head of Political Section for Non-proliferation and Disarmament, Delegation of the European Union in Geneva, at the 74th Session of the United Nations First Committee Thematic Discussion on Nuclear Weapons
The EU and its Member States are the second largest donors to the IAEA Nuclear Security Fund with EU contributions alone amounting to more than EUR 50 million for the period of 2009-2019. Furthermore, the EU has contributed more than EUR 24 million to the establishment and the secure management of a Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) Bank under the control of the IAEA. The financial contribution of over EUR 4 million aims to ensure that nuclear fuel is supplied in a secure and safe manner and to help the IAEA guarantee the security and safety of LEU transport from procurement to supply, and during storage at the Bank's site. Under the Instrument for Stability, the European Commission provided EUR 20 million for the purpose of acquiring the LEU.
The Delegation of the European Union to the International Organisations in Vienna, in collaboration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), is a panel discussion which will showcase our successful cooperation for inclusive and sustainable industrial development.