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  • Nuclear Security Topics in Focus

    Nuclear Security

    The IAEA is helping policymakers and experts from around the world coordinate their efforts to improve nuclear security, manage radioactive sources and combat nuclear terrorism. Go to Coverage →

  • Nuclear Power: Status and Outlook Topics in Focus

    Nuclear Power: Status and Outlook

    Over the past several years, there has been a resurgence of interest in nuclear power, both from countries with established nuclear power programmes and countries that are interested in beginning a programme. Go to Coverage →

  • Cancer Care and Control Topics in Focus

    Cancer Care and Control

    Cancer is fast becoming a major global health problem. It is estimated that by 2020 there will be some 15 million new cancer cases a year, the majority of them in developing countries. Go to Coverage →

  • IAEA Peaceful Uses Initiative Topics in Focus

    IAEA Peaceful Uses Initiative

    Resources and other relevant information on the IAEA Peaceful Uses Initiative (PUI). Go to Coverage →

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Behind These Doors
7 July 2014 | The eight IAEA Nuclear Applications Laboratories in Seibersdorf, Austria, are unique in the United Nations system. They address fundamental global challenges such as food security and safety, climate change, cancer and environmental pollution. Since their establishment in 1962, these laboratories have not received any comprehensive renovation or significant upgrading of equipment. Now a project is underway to renovate these labs.

IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Safeguards, Tero Varjoranta, discusses IAEA safeguards. He explains why they were introduced and how they are currently implemented, 8 April 2014.
World leaders are meeting on 24-25 March 2014 in the Netherlands for the third <em>Nuclear Security Summit</em>. The event, which is the world's largest summit in the nuclear security field, first took place in 2010 in Washington DC. In The Hague, Heads of State and Government will meet to chart their accomplishments of the past four years and future directions. The IAEA has been active in the nuclear security field for nearly three decades and is attending the summit as an observer. The IAEA Division of Nuclear Security assists States in their national efforts to protect their nuclear facilities from terrorist attacks or acts of sabotage and to prevent nuclear and other radioactive materials from being lost, stolen and sold. The Director, Khammar Mrabit, discusses the work of the Division, 19 March 2014.
From a football stadium in Europe to the mountains of South America, from a remote farm in Africa to a cancer hospital in Asia - the work of the IAEA can be seen in many different places. Headquartered in Vienna, Austria, the IAEA promotes the peaceful, safe and secure use of nuclear science and technology. The <em>IAEA - In Focus</em> offers an insight into the multi-faceted work of the IAEA, 2 January 2014.
We call our earth the "Blue Planet". Over seventy percent of it is indeed covered by water, but is it really blue? Look closely and you will see that in fact it's red, yellow, green, black and brown. Our seas are suffering from pollution which is coming from all kinds of man-made sources. The IAEA works with institutes worldwide to study the impact of marine pollution and find ways to prevent and manage it better, 17 September 2013.
Manila is just one of the world's largest cities that are situated on the water's edge. For these cities the oceans provide jobs, food and opportunities for transportation and recreation. But as pollutants move downhill, they are ending up on the shores and in the seas. Scientists from the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) monitor and manage the pollution in Manila Bay, 18 September 2013.
The negative impacts of man-made CO<sub>2</sub> emissions on the environment are already well researched and documented. But the damaging effects of the increasing amounts of carbon dioxide that are ending up in our seas and oceans are less well known. Marine scientists at the IAEA's Environment Laboratories in Monaco are using a range of nuclear and isotopic techniques to study a process known as 'Ocean Acidification', and the impacts it is having and will have on marine life, seafood safety and food security, 18 September 2013.

Books and Publications

Radioactive Waste: Meeting the Challenge

Radioactive Waste: Meeting the Challenge
The September 2014 issue of the IAEA Bulletin is now available.

IAEA Annual Report for 2013

IAEA Annual Report for 2013
Summarizing and highlighting developments over the past year in major areas of the Agency's work.

Understanding Nuclear Forensics in 5 Questions

Understanding Nuclear Forensics
Explaining the basics of nuclear forensics with five simple questions and answers.

IAEA At Work

IAEA At Work
IAEA in Overview: Using Nuclear Technologies Peacefully.

Sealed Radioactive Sources

Sealed Radioactive Sources
Information, Resources and Advice for Key Groups About Preventing Loss of Control Over Sealed Radioactive Sources.

Protecting Our Marine Environment

Protecting Our Marine Environment
The September 2013 issue of the IAEA Bulletin is now available.

Country Nuclear Power Profiles

Country Nuclear Power Profiles
The Country Nuclear Power Profiles (CNPP) compiles background information on the status and development of nuclear power programmes in Member States.