MINISTRY OF SOCIAL AFFAIRS AND HEALTH
RADIATION AND NUCLEAR SAFETY AUTHORITY
MINISTRY FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS
4 March 2013
Director General of the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, Mr. Tero Varjoranta, has been designated as the next Deputy Director General for Safeguards of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Mr Varjojaranta will head the Department of Safeguards at the International Atomic Energy Agency. The Department of Safeguard's primary role is to deter the proliferation of nuclear weapons by detecting early the misuse of nuclear material or technology, and by providing credible assurances that States are honouring their safeguards obligations.
Mr. Varjoranta will officially assume his position at the beginning of October.
Aino-Inkeri Hansson, Director-General, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health tel. +358 02951 63285
Markku Virri, Head of Unit for Arms Control, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, tel. +358 40 158 5453
Lauri Hirvonen, First Secretary, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, tel. +43 6768 4835 0303
Tero Varjoranta, Director General, Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, tel. +358 9 759 88200 (Will provide additional information from 12 March. Until then Mr. Varjoranta to be contacted through: Jarmo Lehtinen, Head of Public Communication, Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, tel. +358 9 759 88 211