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Conference Highlights, Friday, 24 September
- States Support Measures to Strengthen IAEA Safeguards
The IAEA General Conference has emphasized the importance of the Agency's safeguards system and of continuing steps to reinforce it. Expressing the conviction that safeguards promote greater confidence among States, the Conference encouraged States to conclude comprehensive safeguards agreements and Additional Protocols, which enable more thorough inspections and strengthen the system's capability for detecting undeclared nuclear material and activities. Full Story »
- States Urge More Steps to Strengthen IAEA Pillar for Peaceful Nuclear Uses
The IAEA General Conference adopted resolutions 24 September that support measures to further strengthen the IAEA's programmes for technical cooperation and nuclear science and technology. Full Story »
- States Endorse Strengthening IAEA's Work for Nuclear & Radiation Safety
In a cluster resolution adopted today, States meeting at the IAEA General Conference supported a range of activities to further strengthen IAEA activities in nuclear and radiation safety, including waste management and the transport of radioactive material. Full Story »
- States Back IAEA Initiatives to Fight Poverty & Save Lives
States meeting at the IAEA General Conference today commended IAEA initiatives to help countries fight poverty and give more people the chance to beat serious illness and disease. Adopted resolutions single out cooperative work for better cancer treatment in developing countries, and to control insects that transmit malaria, and trypanosomosis killing people and livestock. Full Story »
- States Call Upon North Korea to Dismantle Nuclear Weapons Programme, Accept Safeguards
The General Conference adopted a resolution 24 September calling for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to promptly accept comprehensive IAEA safeguards and cooperate with the Agency in their full and effective implementation. In the resolution, States urged the DPRK to "completely dismantle any nuclear weapons programme in a prompt, transparent, verifiable and irreversible manner, maintaining the essential verification role of the IAEA". They stressed the desire for a peaceful resolution through dialogue, leading to a nuclear-weapon-free Korean Peninsula.
- Cyber & Insider Threats Among Targets of Nuclear Security Measures
As the IAEA's nuclear security fund grows to $33.6 million, new programmes to fight nuclear terrorism roll out. States meeting at the Agency's 48th General Conference endorsed IAEA efforts - among them initiatives to prevent cyber terrorism and "insider threats". Full Story »
More Daily Wraps
- Selected excerpts of the Director General's Statement to the General Conference are available in video. Click here to view.