• The UN convenes the Second International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy in July.
    It opens more technical and scientific information to the international community about most aspects
    of the civil nuclear fuel cycle except for uranium enrichment.
  • The IAEA initiates its technical assistance programme and begins concluding nuclear research contracts with laboratories and scientific institutes.
  • Ireland raises the idea of an international nuclear treaty to stop the spread of atomic weapons.
    Under global pressure, the USA and Soviet Union start negotiations in Geneva on a test ban.

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