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제59차 국제원자력기구(IAEA) 총회 기조 연설문(영문)
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- 저작자 미상 (저작물 2267371 건)
On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Korea‚ I would like‚ first of all‚ to offer my congratulations to you on your election as the President of the 59th General Conference. I have every confidence that‚ under your able leadership‚ the conference will prove to be a resounding success. I would also like to welcome the three new members to the IAEA‚ Antigua and Barbuda‚ Barbados‚ and Turkmenistan.
I am honored to lead the Korean delegation to the General Conference today. There is no other country like Korea that can feel the stark contrast between the benefit and threat from nuclear power at the same time. As a founding member of the IAEA‚ we are currently the world’s fifth largest producer of nuclear energy‚ with 24 reactors in operation. As a result‚ in satellite imagery‚ the southern half of the Korean peninsula is full of bright lights.
Then we have a neighbor‚ North Korea‚ which poses a constant nuclear threat against us. It withdrew from the IAEA two decades ago and still refuses to apply safeguards; it is pursuing a nuclear weapons program at the expense of its own people‚ violating all international obligations. As a result‚ the northern half of the Korean peninsula remains in deep darkness.
From its inception‚ the mission of the IAEA was to accelerate and enlarge the contribution of atomic energy to peace‚ health and prosperity throughout the world. It was established to unleash the vast potential of nuclear technology to meet the challenges of the time‚ inspiring us to “boldly go where no one has gone before.” At the same time‚ it assumed the role of nuclear watchdog‚ so to speak.
The Republic of Korea is fully committed to nuclear non-proliferation‚ as we believe that nuclear non-proliferation regime based on NPT and IAEA’s safeguards system is the cornerstone of international peace and security‚ and sine qua non for the sustainable development of nuclear energy.
In this regard‚ I would like to share with you two recent developments. First‚ Korea has become one of the two member states to apply the new version of the State Level Approach (SLA)‚ in fact from this month. Second‚ we have been elected as the next Chair of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) from 2016 to 2017‚ and will host the NSG Plenary Meeting in Seoul next year. My Government will continue to work together with the IAEA and the international community to strengthen the nuclear non-proliferation regime.
As the host of the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit (NSS)‚ Korea firmly believes that nuclear security needs to be strengthened in parallel with nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear safety. Korea has contributed nearly five million US dollars since 2012 to the IAEA’s Nuclear Security Fund (NSF)‚ and is actively participating in global efforts to enhance nuclear security.
Such efforts include the development of new high-density LEU fuel as part of an effort to phase out HEU fuel in reactors‚ the enhancement of cyber-security of nuclear infrastructure‚ and the trilateral project to build a Radiation Source Location Tracking System (RADLOT) in cooperation with the IAEA and Vietnam.
Furthermore‚ as announced at the Board of Governors Meeting held last week‚ the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea will serve as the Chair of the IAEA’s 2016 International Nuclear Security Conference. The IAEA has a central role to play in building an enduring nuclear security architecture following the conclusion of the NSS process in 2016. Our decision to assume the chairmanship of this Conference is a clear demonstration of our strong commitment to enhance global nuclear security.
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