Conference Highlights, Tuesday, 27 September
- Nuclear Science: Physics Helping the World
The Scientific Forum, with the theme "Nuclear Science: Physics Helping the World" begins today in Conference Room C of the Austria Centre. IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei and Nobel Laureate Burton Richter made the opening statements. In his statement, Dr. ElBaradei said the forum is an excellent opportunity to opportunity to share new ideas, to learn from each other and to forge new collaboration. Sessions are expected to run 27 to 28 September. Director General's Statement :: Full Story »
- Adopted Agenda
At its session this morning, the IAEA General Conference adopted its agenda, allocating items for discussion among Conference bodies. Read Agenda » [pdf]
- General Debate
The General Debate continues today with statements from South Africa, Czech Republic, Haiti, Yemen, Zambia, Germany, Mexico, Belarus, Syrian Arab Republic, Serbia and Montenegro, Kuwait, and Thailand.
- Latest Nuclear Trafficking Statistics
Countries reported 121 incidents to the IAEA in 2004 of illicit trafficking and other unauthorized activities involving nuclear and other radioactive materials, newly released statistics from the Agency's Illicit Trafficking Database (ITDB) show. A briefing on the ITDB operations and global illicit trends and patterns for 1993-2004 is being held daily at the General Conference. More »
- Senior Regulators' Meeting
The traditional meeting of senior nuclear regulators from IAEA Member States began discussions today on issues related to nuclear, radiation, transport, and radioactive waste safety. More »
- Technical Cooperation Meetings
Representatives of regional cooperative agreements in Africa, Asia, and Latin America are holding separate meetings at the IAEA today. Member State representatives from the regions of Europe and West Asia will also hold individual group meetings.
- Korean Exhibit Highlights Radiological & Medical Sciences
The Republic of Korea has regularly exhibited at the General Conference. This year, the focus of the Korean exhibit is on the status of the country's radiological & medical sciences, which have evolved continuously through cooperation with the Agency. The theme of the exhibition is "Bringing Hope for a Better Life", with particularl emphasis on Korea's newly developed system for radiation emergency medical preparedness and the regional cyclotron centres across the country.
- Remediation of former Uranium Mining Sites
An exhibit on "WISMUT - New Horizons: Remediation of a Former Uranium Milling and Milling Site" will be displayed throughout the week at the Rotunda of the Vienna International Centre. The exhibit was officially opened today by Mr. Adamowitsch, State Secretary in Germany's Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour.
- The Use of Nuclear Energy in Romania
An exhibit on "Sustainable Developement and Peaceful Use of Nuclear Energy in Romania" is also on display at the second floor of the Austria Centre. The exhibit will run until 30 September.