The Pugwash community expresses its heartfelt condolences on the passing of the IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano on 22 July 2019. Amano had steadfastly led the Agency for a decade during one of its most challenging periods.
Pugwash President Sergio Duarte added “I met Yukiya Amano for the first time back in 2004 when I was preparing the 2005 NPT Review Conference and later during his tenure as Governor for Japan at the IAEA Board. I always admired his professional handling of the difficult issues and his urbane and impartial behavior. He will be sorely missed.”