High-level meeting on nuclear safety and security

22 September 2011

In response to the disaster at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station in Japan in March 2011, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convened a high-level meeting on 22 September 2011 on the margins of the UN General Assembly's sixty-sixth session. The meeting focused on strengthening the global nuclear safety regime and ensuring maximum nuclear safety standards.

In advance of the high-level meeting, the UN Secretariat has released a UN system-wide study on nuclear power. Reaching Critical Will has facilitated a global civil society study on nuclear power, which was released on 11 September, six months after the disaster at Fukushima. RCW has also released an assessment of the UN study and a report on the HLM.


Statements from the high-level meeting

  • UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, opening remarks
  • UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, closing remarks
  • IAEA Director General, Mr. Yukiya Amano
  • Briefing by Mr. Sergio Duarte and Ms. Valerie Amos on the UN system-wide study on the accident at Fukushima
  • Algeria, H.E. Mr. Mourad Medelci, Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Australia, H.E. Mr. Peter Woolcott, Ambassador for Disarmament and Permament Representative to the UN in Geneva
  • Austria, H.E. Dr. Michael Spindelegger, Federal Vice-Chancellor and Federal Minister for European and International Affairs
  • Bangladesh, H.E. Dr. Dipu Moni, MP, Foreign Minister
  • Belarus, H.E. Mr. Valentine Rybakov, Assistant to the President on Foreign Policy
  • Belgium, H.E. Ms. Annemie Turtelboom, Interior Minister
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina, H.E. Mr. Sven Alkalaj, Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Bulgaria, H.E. Mr. Nickolay Mladenov, Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Canada, H.E. Mr. John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affaris
  • China
  • Colombia, H.E. Ms. Patti Londono, Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Croatia, H.E. Ms. Vesna Batistic Kos, Director for Multilateral Affairs
  • Estonia, H.E. Mr. Urmas Paet, Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • European Union, H.E. Mr. José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission
  • Finland, H.E. Dr. Erkki Tuomioja, Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • France, H.E. Mr. Nicolas Sarkozy, President
  • France, H.E. Ms. Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing
  • Greece, Ambassador Michael Christos Diamesis, Director for the UN and International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Hungary, H.E. Mr. Pál Schmitt, President
  • Indonesia, H.E. Dr. R. M. Marty Natalegawa, Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • India, H.E. Mr. Ranjan Mathai, Foreign Secretary
  • Iran, H.E. Dr. Ali Akbar Salehi, Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Ireland, H.E. Ms. Anne Anderson, Permanent Representative
  • Japan, H.E. Mr. Yoshihiko Noda, Prime Minister
  • Japan, H.E. Mr. Koichiro Gemba, Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Kazakhstan, H.E. Mr. Nursultan A. Nazarbayev, President
  • Lithuania, H.E. Ms. Dalia Grybauskaitė, President
  • Malaysia, H.E. Mr. Dato Sri Anifah Aman, Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Morocco, H.E. Azzeddine Farhane, Head of the United Nations and International Organization Directorate
  • Namibia, H.E. Mr. Utoni Nujoma, Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Nepal, H.E. Narayan Kaji Shrestha Prakash, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Nigeria, Ambassador Olufemi George, Special Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Non-Aligned Movement, H.E. Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba
  • Pakistan, H.E. Ms. Hina Rabbani Khar, Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Peru, Mr. Luis Raúl Tsuboyama Galván, Deputy Director for United Nations and Global Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Philippines, H.E. Mr. Mario G. Montejo, Secretary of Science and Technology
  • Poland, H.E. Ms. Hanna Trojanowska, Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Economy
  • Qatar, H.E. Mr. Yousef Bin Khalifa Al- Sada, Director of International Organizations and Conferences, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Republic of Korea, H.E. Mr. Kim Sung-Hwan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Russian Federation, Mr. Sergey A. Ryabkov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Serbia, H.E. Mr. Vuk Jeremic, Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Slovenia, H.E. Mr. Samuel Zbogar, Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Spain, H.E. Mr. Fabrizio Hernandez Pampaloni, Secretary of State for Energy
  • Switzerland, H.E. Mr. Giancarlo Kessler, Assistant State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Ukraine, H.E. Mr. Viktor Yanukovych, President
  • United Kingdom, H.E. Mr. William Hague, Foreign Secretary
  • United States, H.E. Ms. Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State
  • Viet Nam, Ambassador Bui The Giang, Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN