Statement by Ambassador Mitsuru Kitano at the Board of Governors Meeting starting on 7 September 2015

Item 6(b):
Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy
Thank you Madam Chair,
Japan would like to thank the Secretariat for preparing the Report by the Director General on this agenda item, which provides a useful overview of the Agency’s activities in the Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT).
Japan acknowledges, with satisfaction, the substantial outcomes that have been achieved by the Agency’s activities in PACT, and sees these achievements as an excellent example of the contribution that nuclear applications can make in the area of human health. Japan strongly supports the Agency’s further efforts in raising awareness of radiotherapy diagnoses and treatments, and strengthening its partnerships with key organizations, including the collaborative efforts under the WHO-IAEA Joint Programme on Cancer Control.
Japan will consider a variety of contributions it could make to the Agency’s key activities in PACT such as imPACT Review Missions. In addition to financial resources, we will explore contributions in terms of human resources and capacity-building, including Japanese experts’ participation in the Review Missions, and the establishment of partnerships among national and international organizations.
With these comments, Japan takes note of the report contained in GOV/2015/44-GC(59)/19, and supports the submission of the report to the General Conference.
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The Practical Export Control Workshop was hosted by the Wassenaar Arrangement as part of its 20th Anniversary programs and held at the Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Vienna on 27 and 28 June 2016. More than 100 government representatives from 46 countries participated in the technically focused Practical Workshop.
Workshop speakers included the 2016 WA Plenary Chair Ambassador Anu Laamanen (Finland), 2016 WA General Working Group Chair Ambassador Paul Beijer (Sweden), 2015-2016 WA Experts Group Chair Robertas Rosinas (Lithuania), 2016 WA Licensing and Enforcement Officers Meeting Chair Jon Erik Strömö (Norway), as well as the Head of the WA Secretariat, Ambassador Philip Griffiths. The WA control lists as well as export licensing and enforcement topics were covered during the two days.
The following link from WA’s webpage contains more details: