Passing of Yukiya Amano

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.”