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IAEA chief Yukiya Amano dies at 72 after bout of ill health Updated: 2019-07-23 07:03:59 KST

The International Atomic Energy Agency has revealed its Director General (yoo-key-yah) Yukiya Amano died last Thursday.
He was 72.
With his background in nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, the Japanese diplomat had been heading the UN agency since 2009.
He was preparing to step down in March 2020 due to his deteriorating health.
While nothing has been decided about the next director general, flags at the IAEA's headquarters in Vienna have been lowered to half-mast.
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