It is a testament to Yukiya Amano's success as head of the UN atomic agency that unlike his appointment in 2009, securing a second term was a formality.
Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano is shown in Vienna, Austria on March 6, 2013. The UN atomic agency's board of governors approved giving the Japanese director general a new four-year term without even resorting to a vote, diplomats said.
Succeeding Nobel prize winner Mohamed ElBaradei, the Japanese career diplomat had big shoes to fill and in 2009 his election divided member states of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
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