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2005 in Review: A Notable Nuclear Year
22 December 2005 | The year 2005 was a notable nuclear year, highlighted by important developments in fields of verification and safety, and wider recognition of the Agency's important role in the nuclear agenda.

Moscow Nuclear Regulation Conference Kicks Off Meetings Calendar
22 December 2005 | Nuclear safety and security goes well beyond the world of nuclear power plants, with increasingly global dimensions.

Seminar on Complex Issues in Transport of Radioactive Materials
22 December 2005 | In January 2006, the IAEA is convening a seminar on complex technical issues in the transport of radioactive materials.

Global Nuclear Survey: Public Support for New Power Plants Remains Tentative
14 December 2005 A new 18-country opinion survey sponsored by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and conducted by Globescan Inc. found that "while majorities of citizens generally support the continued use of existing nuclear reactors, most people do not favour the building of new nuclear plants."

Nobel Lecture
10 December 2005 | Nobel Lecture at the IAEA Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony by IAEA Director General and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2005 Mohamed ElBaradei.

Choosing the Winner
9 December 2005 | With the Peace Prize ceremony only one day away, Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Ole Danbolt Mjøs, gives an insider´s glimpse at the 2005 peace prize.

IAEA Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony 10 December in Oslo
7 December 2005 | The Nobel Peace Prize celebrations are about to start in Oslo, Norway with a hectic three-day line-up for the IAEA and its Director General, Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei, who jointly won this year´s prize.

Global Nuclear Power Briefing at Climate Change Conference
2 December 2005 | Participants at the Montreal Conference on Climate Change were briefed on the role of nuclear power in the context of the world´s concerns over global warming and climate change.

Nuclear Plant Safety: No Room for Complacency
2 December 2005 | Today´s nuclear power plants are performing at higher levels than twenty years ago, but there is no room for complacency when it comes to their continuing safe operation, delegates at the International Conference on Operational Safety Performance in Nuclear Installations in Vienna heard this week.

More States Sign Safeguards Agreements and Additional Protocols
28 November 2005 | Belarus and Malaysia recently signed what is known as an additional protocol to their safeguards agreements with the IAEA, which will eventually allow for more effective and efficient nuclear inspections in their countries.

Nobel Prize Money to Fund Cancer & Nutrition Fellowships
25 November 2005 | The Nobel Peace Prize money awarded to the Agency will be used to create a fund for fellowships and training to improve cancer management and childhood nutrition in the developing world, the IAEA Board of Governors decided at its meeting today in Vienna.

Press Arrangements for IAEA Board of Governors Meeting
17 November 2005 | The 24 November 2005 meeting of the Board of Governors will be preceded by a three-day meeting of the Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee (TACC), convening on Monday, 21 November 2005.

Nuclear Medicine Applications More Than "Atomic Cocktails"
11 November 2005 | Nuclear medicine is more than a patient drinking an "atomic cocktail" to help doctors diagnose a problem.

International Symposium on Trends in Radiopharmaceuticals
11 November 2005 | There will be a press briefing on Monday, 14 November at 10.15 am in the Press Briefing Room C03, in the Vienna International Centre about the continuing advances of a nuclear technique that is revolutionizing medical diagnostics.

Change of the Guard Raising Alarm Bells
11 November 2005 | Thirty-five percent of the Czech nuclear workforce is due to retire in the next five years. How to transfer their wealth of knowledge to tomorrow´s nuclear workforce is a tough challenge that the IAEA is helping countries to face.

US Government Report on IAEA Cites Safeguards Challenges
9 November 2005 | Citing safeguards challenges, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report to the US Congress this week that recommends a series of steps to strengthen the IAEA´s capabilities.

Yardsticks for Curbing Nuclear Proliferation, Advancing Arms Control
7 November 2005 | IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei today proposed four "yardsticks" against which to gauge performance in the world´s efforts to curb nuclear proliferation and advance arms control.

IAEA Director General Keynote Speaker at Nuclear "Reality Check"
4 November 2005 | IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei heads a distinguished line-up of leaders Monday, 7 November, at the annual nuclear conference of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Dr. ElBaradei Emphasizes Security, Development at United Nations
1 November 2005 | IAEA Head Mohamed ElBaradei said that the current challenges to international peace and security could not be "wished away". He said it was "urgent and indispensable" to continue to build a global security system that was both equitable and inclusive.

Nuclear Security Across the Borders
21 October 2005 | They called it "Operation Jumpstart", and by the time the mock emergency exercise was over four hours later, 38 of the world's senior security officials breathed a collective sigh of relief. They had "survived" to live another day.

Villages of Hope: Ricemakers of Vietnam
18 October 2005 | Working together, farmers and breeders in Vietnam form a modern legion of "ricemakers", helping to shape the future for 82 million Vietnamese men, women, and children.

Nobel Prize Money to Improve Health & Food Production in Developing Countries
14 October 2005 | At a meeting in Vienna, the 35-member IAEA Board of Governors welcomed the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the IAEA and Director General ElBaradei.

Radwaste Deep Disposal Making Progress
14 October 2005 | Highly radioactive waste, and where the world is at in terms of safely disposing of it, was a focus of the weeklong International Conference on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Disposal, held in Tokyo, Japan 3-7 October 2005.

IAEA Board of Governors to Meet 14 October on Occasion of Nobel Peace Prize to IAEA and Dr. ElBaradei
12 October 2005 | The IAEA´s 35-nation Board of Governors will convene for a special meeting on the occasion of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2005, which was awarded jointly to the IAEA and its Director General, Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei.

An "Inspired, Important Decision" – Leading International Voices
11 October 2005 | In the news media and in letters to the IAEA, world leaders of governments and major organizations have offered their views on the IAEA´s receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize.

"I Was Jumping With Joy" – Nobel Peace Prize Wishes
10 October 2005 | People from around the world have written to offer their well wishes and congratulations to the IAEA on the receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Director General Commends Nuclear Security Project in Kazakhstan
10 October 2005 | IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei commended a joint project to secure nuclear fule in Kazakhstan.

Nobel Message: "Keep Doing What You Are Doing"
5 October 2005 | The world's latest Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Mohamed ElBaradei, said today that he felt "gratitude, pride, and hope" at sharing the prestigious Award with the organization he leads.

Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to IAEA and Director General
7 October 2005 | The Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2005 to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and to its Director General, Mohamed ElBaradei, for their work for a safer and more peaceful world.

HEU Nuclear Material Removed from Czech Research Reactor
5 October 2005 | Fourteen kilograms of fissile material were removed from a University research reactor in the Czech Republic this week to be processed so it can not be used in an atomic bomb.

Japan Governor Elected as Chair of IAEA Board for 2005-06
3 October 2005 | At meetings in Vienna, the IAEA Board of Governors has elected Japanese Ambassador Yukiya Amano as Chairman for the 2005-06 period. He succeeds the Governor of Canada, Ms. Ingrid Hall.

General Conference Adopts Resolutions on Nuclear Issues
30 September 2005 | At its concluding session today, the IAEA General Conference adopted resolutions on nuclear issues, including the implementation of safeguards in North Korea and the application of IAEA safeguards in the Middle East.

IAEA Water Exhibit Even Fools the Experts...
29 September 2005 | An IAEA exhibit at the General Conference showed that taste buds won´t tell you much about the age of water but chemical elements called isotopes can.

Nobel Laureate Sees Proliferation, Waste Issues Shaping Nuclear Future
28 September 2005 | Nobel Laureate Burton Richter scrutinised the promise and problems of nuclear energy in a keynote address to the IAEA´s Scientific Forum.

Nuclear Trafficking Latest Statistics Released
27 September 2005 | There has been 121 incidents of illicit trafficking and other unauthorized activities involving nuclear and other radioactive materials reported in 2004, newly released statistics from the IAEA´s illicit trafficking database (ITDB) show.

IAEA Director General Statement to General Conference of Member States
26 September 2004 | Appointed to a third consecutive 4-year term, IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei today reviewed a range of nuclear challenges and opportunities facing the Agency and its Member States.

Board Moves to Strengthen Nuclear Safeguards System
23 September 2005 | The IAEA Board of Governors has moved to strengthen the nuclear safeguards system. The Board agreed on modifications to what is known as a Small Quantities Protocol (SQP) designed for States that have little or no nuclear material and no nuclear material in facilities.

Nuke Youths Gearing Up for Meeting in Stockholm/Olkiluoto
23 September 2005 | Become a part of the nuclear family and have your say in debating about the nuclear world!

IAEA Inspectors Complete Verification of Nuclear Material in Iraq
23 September 2005 A team of IAEA inspectors has returned from Iraq to Vienna after completing the annual Physical Inventory Verification of declared nuclear material.

ElBaradei Welcomes North Korea´s Commitment On Nuclear Programme
19 September 2005 | IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei has welcomed the commitment by the Democratic People´s Republic of Korea (DPRK, North Korea) to abandon nuclear weapons, and rejoin the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

IAEA Women Honoured for Contribution to Science and Public Education
16 September 2005 | The IAEA´s Dr. Gabriele Voigt and Dr. Anita Nilsson were among fourteen eminent women honoured during the 30th Annual Symposium of the World Nuclear Association (WNA), held 8 September 2005 in London.

Belarusian, Russian and Ukrainian representatives to brief Vienna media on Tuesday on Chernobyl report
5 September 2005 | Government representatives from Ukraine, Belarus and the Russian Federation will tomorrow brief journalists in Vienna on the latest findings on the consequences of the 1986 explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine.

Nuclear Knowledge Workshop at ICTP in Trieste
Representatives from two dozen countries recently participated in a workshop in Trieste, Italy, on managing nuclear knowledge. The workshop was jointly organized by the IAEA, the Abduls Salam International Center for Theoritical Physics (ICTP), and the World Nuclear University.

International experts to brief Vienna media on Monday on latest Chernobyl report
31 August 2005 | Nuclear, health and development experts from several global organizations will brief journalists in Vienna on Monday, 5 September 2005, on their latest findings of the consequences of the 1986 explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Ukraine.

IAEA Chief Meets with Iran Secretary
26 August 2005 | IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei met today in Vienna with Ali Larijani, the Secretary of Iran´s Supreme National Security Council.

Physics Takes Centre Stage at IAEA Scientific Forum
19 August 2005 | The Agency is holding a Scientific Forum during the forty-ninth regular session of the General Conference on the theme of Nuclear Science: Physics Helping the World. This theme has been chosen to highlight the important role of physics in the development of science and technology.

Fresh Ideas from the World's Top Young Nuclear Professionals
17 August 2005 | Seventy-six of the world’s best young brains in nuclear have packed their bags for Idaho Falls in the USA. Their destination, the World Nuclear University’s first ever Summer Institute.

Risks to Nuclear Reactors Scrutinized in Tsunami´s Wake
16 August 2005 | Scientists are re-examining the potential dangers to nuclear power plants in the wake of the catastrophic earthquake that struck the Indian Ocean last December, triggering a massive tsunami.

Press Arrangements for Conference "Chernobyl: Looking Back to Go Forwards"
11 August 2005 | The Chernobyl Forum was established in 2003 to develop an authoritative consensus on the impact and consequences of the 26 April, 1986, explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Ukraine.

Press Arrangements for the IAEA Board of Governors Meeting
11 August 2005 | The Board of Governors has been rescheduled to meet at 3:30 p.m. today in the Agency´s Boardroom to continue its consideration of the implementation of IAEA Safeguards in Iran and related Board resolutions.

IAEA Confirms Iran Lifted Seals at Uranium Conversion Facility
10 August 2005 IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei has informed Members of the IAEA Board of Governors of the latest developments and activities in Iran.

IAEA Chief Briefs Press on Iran
9 August 2005 | IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei hopes that latest development in Iran are "simply a hiccup in the process and not a permanent rupture," he told the international press corps gathered in Vienna today.

Iran Starts Feeding Uranium Ore Concentrate at Uranium Conversion Facility
8 August 2005 | IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei has informed members of the Board of Governors that Iran today started to feed uranium ore concentrate into the first part of the process line at its Uranium Conversion Facility.

Press Arrangements for the IAEA Board of Governors Meeting
5 August 2005 | A meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors will be held on Tuesday, 9 August 2005 at 10:30 a.m. in the IAEA Boardroom C04 at the Vienna International Centre.

Statement by IAEA Director General on the 60th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
5 August 2005 | At a commemorative event marking the 60th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, IAEA Director General ElBaradei said the only way to prevent these from ever happening again is to bring about an end to all nuclear weapons. The commermorative event was held in front the Bell of Peace shrine at the Vienna International Centre.

Statement Attributable to Melissa Fleming, IAEA Spokesperson on Iran
3 August 2005 | IAEA Spokesperson Melissa Fleming has made a statement on current developments in Iran.

Letter by the E3/EU
2 August 2005 | Letter from France, Germany and the United Kingdom on current developments in Iran.

Statement by the IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei on Iran
1 August 2005 | IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei has made a statement on current developments in Iran.

IAEA Chief Addressing Safety, Assessment of Energy Needs in Armenia
29 July 2005 | Continued support to Armenia to help plan its energy needs has been committed by IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei during a two-day visit, 27 – 28 July 2005, in which he met with the Armenian President, Prime Minister, ministers of Foreign Affairs, Energy, and Health, as well as the head of the Armenian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (ANRA).

IAEA Issues Annual Report for 2004
28 July 2005 | Global nuclear developments in 2004, such as the changing outlook for nuclear power, the increasing role of nuclear applications in global sustainable development initiatives, greater international cooperation in matters of safety and security, and the increasing recognition of the need to strengthen the nuclear non-proliferation regime are presented in the latest IAEA Annual Report.

Managing Water Resources
26 July 2005 | A science feature story published in the New York Times takes an in-depth look at the IAEA´s work in helping countries to better manage their water resources.

IAEA Director General Reacts to U.S.- India Cooperation Agreement
20 July 2005 | IAEA Director General, Mohamed ElBaradei has welcomed the US-India agreement to embark on full civil nuclear energy cooperation and to work to enhance nuclear non-proliferation and security.

IAEA Inspectors Use Satellite Feeds To Track Sensitive Nuclear Materials
20 July 2005 | IAEA inspectors have started using direct satellite feeds from nuclear facilities to track sensitive nuclear materials and check they are not being used for military purposes.

100 States Allow IAEA Greater Inspection Authority
19 July 2005 | This month, the Republic of Honduras became the 100th State to sign what is known as an Additional Protocol to a Safeguards agreement with the IAEA.

G8 Leaders Endorse IAEA´s Work for Nuclear Safety, Security, Safeguards
15 July 2005 | Leaders of the Group of 8 leading industrialized countries (G8) reaffirmed their full support of the IAEA at their annual summit held 6-8 July in Gleneagles, Scotland. In a six page statement, the G8 endorsed IAEA efforts in the fields of nuclear non-proliferation and measures to improve the security of radioactive sources world wide.

Moscow Conference on Multilateral Approaches for Nuclear Fuel Cycle
13 July 2005 | Representatives from Russia, the United States, France, and other countries are meeting at a Moscow conference this week to examine multilateral approaches to the nuclear fuel cycle from organizational and technical aspects.

States Agree on Stronger Physical Protection Regime
8 July 2005 | Delegates from 89 countries agreed on 8 July to fundamental changes that will substantially strengthen the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM).

Physical Protection of Nuclear Material: Conference to Amend Convention (CPPNM)
4 July 2005 | Hundreds of delegates from some 80 countries opened a conference in Vienna 4-8 July 2005 to consider and adopt amendments to the international Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material.

States Meet to Strengthen Protection of Nuclear Material
4 July 2005 | Hundreds of delegates from some 80 countries opened a conference in Vienna this week to consider and adopt amendments to the international Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material.

Conference to Consider and Adopt Proposed Amendments to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material
27 June 2005 | Concerned by the increased threats posed by terrorism, more than 350 delegates from 80 States parties to the CPPNM will gather in a five day Conference beginning on Monday, 4 July 2005 that is expected to adopt additional measures, aimed at averting nuclear terrorism, smuggling and sabotage.

African Water Project Gets Million Dollar Backing
28 June 2005 | An IAEA project to help African countries study and manage shared groundwater supplies has received a matching grant of $1 million from the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

France is Host of ITER Project
28 June 2005 | After 15 years of IAEA support for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) the project's six partners, the European Union, the People's Republic of China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation and the USA, today announced France has been chosen to host the $10 billion project.

International Conference on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources: Towards a Global System
17 June 2005 | A five day international conference that seeks to advance the goal of achieving cradle to grave control of radioactive sources will be held in Bordeaux, 27 June - 1 July, 2005.

International Symposium on Uranium Production
17 June 2005 | A press briefing will be held on Monday, June 20, at 12.30 noon at the Vienna International Centre, Press Briefing Room C03, following the opening of the International Symposium on Uranium Production and Raw Materials for the Nuclear Fuel Cycle - Supply and Demand, Economics, the Environment and Energy Security.

Introductory Statement to the Board of Governors
14 June 2005 | Introductory Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors by IAEA Director General, Mohamed ElBaradei.

IAEA Board Reappoints Director General Mohamed ElBaradei
13 June 2005 | Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei has accepted appointment to a third term as IAEA Director General, following his reappointment by the Agency´s Board of Governors meeting in Vienna this week.

The Promise of Underground Geological Repositories
8 June 2005 | A group of IAEA Member States offer the use of their underground rock labs and some associated surface facilities to help build confidence and capacity throughout the world in geological disposal of radioactive wastes.

Press Arrangements for the IAEA Board of Governors Meeting
7 June 2005 | A meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors will commence on Monday, June 13, 2005, at 10.30 a.m. IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei will open the meeting with an introductory statement.

Nuclear Weapons Grade Material Removed from Latvia
26 May 2005 | The IAEA has helped Latvian authorities remove weapons grade material from a shut down research reactor in Salaspils, close to the capital Riga.

IAEA & Environmental Partners Help Protect Shared Water Resources
20 May 2005 | The IAEA is working more closely with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and other partners to help countries assess and manage limited water resources.

Conference on Physical Protection of Nuclear Material Set for July
20 May 2005 | A Conference is set 4-8 July 2005 in Vienna on amendments to the international Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material.

Nuclear Science Enriching Mediterranean Valley
9 May 2005 | Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority have teamed up with the IAEA and the Food and Agriculture Organization to stamp-out medfly from their shared region of the Mediterranean Basin. It is saving both bell peppers and local business from the Medfly´s bite.

FAO/IAEA International Conference on Area-Wide Control of Insect Pests
4 May 2005 | A press conference will be held on Monday May 9, at 10.35 a.m. at the Vienna International Centre, Press Briefing Room, C03, following the opening of the International Conference on Area-Wide Control of Insect Pests organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency.

International Organizations and IAEA Member States Test Emergency Plans
4 May 2005 | The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is coordinating a test of radiological emergency plans through a simulated accident at the Cernavoda nuclear power plant in eastern Romania starting on May 11, 2005.

Strengthening the NPT and World Security
2 May 2005 | The 2005 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) meets 2-27 May 2005 at the United Nations in New York, to hammer out priorities to confront the spread of nuclear weapons.

Press Arrangements for the IAEA Board of Governors Meeting
25 April 2005 | A meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors will be held on Wednesday, April 27 at 3.00 p.m. in the IAEA Boardroom C04, at the Vienna International Centre.

Third Review Meeting of the Convention on Nuclear Safety Concludes in Vienna
22 April 2005 | The two-week peer review meeting on the Convention on Nuclear Safety concluded Friday, 22 April at IAEA headquarters in Vienna. The review meeting opened April 11 2005 with 51 of the 56 contracting parties to the Convention in attendance.

Third Review Meeting of the Convention on Nuclear Safety Final Press Conference
20 April 2005 | Progress in the last three years towards improved global nuclear power plant safety and the challenges that lie ahead will be discussed at a final press conference of the Third Review Meeting of the Convention on Nuclear Safety on Friday, April 22 at 12.30 p.m. at the Vienna International Centre, Press Briefing Room C03.

IAEA Director General Welcomes Landmark Convention to Combat Nuclear Terrorism
18 April 2005 | IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei welcomed the adoption of an International convention against nuclear terrorism. "This is a landmark achievement which will bolster global efforts to combat nuclear terrorism," Dr. ElBaradei said.

New Convention Against Nuclear Terrorism Bolsters Global Framework
14 April 2005 | The international treaty against nuclear terrorism adopted by the United Nations General Assembly this week bolters the global legal framework to counter terrorist threats, including cooperation with the IAEA.

Division of Public Information to Move to Temporary Container Buildings on Monday, 18 April 2005
12 April 2005 | Because of the Asbestos removal at Vienna International Center, the IAEA Division of Public Information will temporary move to container buildings within the UN compound.

Third Review Meeting of the Convention on Nuclear Safety Press Conferences
8 April 2005 | A press conference will be held on Monday, April 11, at 12.00 noon at the Vienna International Centre, Press Briefing Room C03, following the opening of the Third Review Meeting of the Convention on Nuclear Safety, to outline how the global treaty is maintaining nuclear power plant safety.

Nuclear Safety Worldwide Reviewed
8 April 2005 | Top nuclear officials from more than 30 countries are at IAEA headquarters for two weeks in April to review the safety of nuclear power plants. The countries are parties to an international convention that binds them to achieve and maintain high standards of safety at land-based nuclear installations.

Change of Mobile Telephone Numbers of IAEA Press Team
6 April 2005 | The IAEA press team have new mobile phone numbers.

IAEA Work Supports World Health Focus on Mothers, Children
6 April 2005 | Millions of children never see the age of five, and millions of mothers die too early from sicknesses that can be prevented and treated.

New UN Report on Poverty, Security and Human Rights
23 March 2005 | United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called for the verification authority of the IAEA to be strengthened to help combat the spread of nuclear weapons, in a new report on development, security and human rights.

International Ministerial Conference: Nuclear Power for the 21st Century
18 March 2005 | This conference brings together government ministers and senior officials from approximately 60 countries to discuss the current and future role of nuclear power.

"New Reality" Shaping Nuclear Security's Global Directions
16 March 2005 | The threat of nuclear terrorism has not diminished, but a "new reality" is shaping nuclear security´s global directions, IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei told experts attending an international security conference that opened in London.

IAEA Celebrates International Women´s Day
11 March 2005 | On International Women’s Day on 8 March, Dame Margaret Anstee, first female UN Under Secretary-General gave a keynote address at the IAEA in Vienna.

IAEA to Curb Illegal Art Trafficking
10 March 2005 | Better known for its work to prevent nuclear smuggling, the IAEA is now helping countries to crack down on the illegal trade in counterfeit art.

International Conference on Nuclear Security:
Global Directions for the Future

7 March 2005 | All eight sessions of the IAEA organized International Conference on Nuclear Security: Global Directions for the Future, to be held in London, 16 – 18 March, 2005, are open for coverage by accredited representatives of the news media.

IAEA Board Issues "Chairman's Conclusion" on Safeguards in North Korea
3 March 2005 | The IAEA Board of Governors concluded its consideration of the Agency´s implementation of safeguards in the Democratic Republic of Korea (North Korea).

Safeguards in Iran: IAEA Chief Stresses Need for More Transparency
2 March 2005 | Speaking to reporters in Vienna, IAEA Director General Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei emphasized that IAEA inspectors are making "good progress*quot; in verifying Iran´s nuclear programme while underlining the need for Iran to be "more transparent".

Rising Expectations for Nuclear Electricity Production
1 March 2005 | The IAEA forecasts stronger growth in countries relying on nuclear power, projecting at least 60 more plants will come online over the next 15 years to help meet global electricity demands.|

IAEA Board Briefed on IAEA Safeguards in Iran
1 March 2005 | The IAEA Board was briefed further today on Agency verification activities in Iran. Mr. Pierre Goldschmidt, head of IAEA Safeguards, updated the Board on work conducted since November 2004.

IAEA Director General Briefs Press on Iran, Egypt
28 February 2005 | IAEA Director General Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei today briefed the press on the Agency’s nuclear safeguards activities in Iran and Egypt, before the IAEA Board of Governor’s meeting opened in Vienna.

IAEA OSART/EXPERT Follow-Up Review Mission Completes Assessment of Actions Taken by Paks Nuclear Power Plant
28 February 2005 | The IAEA today completed its follow-up review mission to assess the actions taken by Paks nuclear power plant (NPP) in response to the Agency´s recommendations and suggestions made during the 2001 Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) mission and the 2003 Expert mission that investigated the fuel cleaning incident at the Paks NPP in Hungary.

Press Arrangements for the IAEA Board of Governors Meeting
24 February 2005 | A meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors will commence on Monday, February 28, 2005, at 10.30 a.m. and is expected to last at least three days.

Expert Group Releases Findings on Multilateral Nuclear Approaches
22 February 2005 | An international Expert Group has released the findings of its extensive look at the world's civil nuclear fuel cycle, citing five approaches to strengthen controls over sensitive nuclear materials and technologies of proliferation concern. At a press briefing in Vienna today, Mr. Bruno Pellaud, the Group's Chairman and former Head of IAEA Safeguards, said multilateral approaches are "setting the nuclear agenda" and urged concerted action among governments.

Multilateral Approaches to Better Control Sensitive Parts of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle
21 February 2005 |The findings of an IAEA international group of experts examining multilateral approaches to better control sensitive parts of the nuclear fuel cycle will be made public at a press briefing, tomorrow, Tuesday 22 February 2005, at 15:00 at the Vienna International Centre, Press Briefing Room C03.

Nuclear Power for the 21st Century
17 February 2005 | Ministers from 29 countries have confirmed they will attend a two day conference in Paris, March 21-22, "Nuclear Power for the 21st Century", organised by the International Atomic Energy Agency and hosted by the Government of France in cooperation with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA).

Next Steps to Appoint IAEA Director General
16 February 2005 | The process of appointing the IAEA Director General for four years beginning 1 December 2005 is under way. IAEA Chief Mohamed ElBaradei's term of office expires on 30 November 2005. Dr ElBaradei has served as Director General since 1997 and has stated his availability for a third term of office.

IAEA Board Meetings Open 28 February in Vienna
16 February 2005 The 35-member IAEA Board of Governors opens its next meetings in Vienna 28 February. Items on the agenda principally are related to the IAEA's work in areas of nuclear safeguards and safety.

IAEA Confronts Europe´s Cancer Scourge
3 February 2005 | With the death toll from cancer killing 1.7 million Europeans each year, Health Ministers and oncology experts from across the continent met at IAEA headquarters in Vienna to find better solutions to stop the spread of disease.

World Nuclear University Selects First Fellows
1 February 2005 | Over 70 top young nuclear professionals and academics have gained fellowships to study at the World Nuclear University´s first annual Summer Institute, to be held 9 July-20 August 2005 in the USA.

IAEA Chief Briefs Press on Nuclear Verification, Security Issues
31 January 2005 | In recent media interviews, IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei underlined the urgency of stepping up efforts against nuclear proliferation and potential acts of terrorism.

IAEA Chief Meeting Leaders at World Economic Forum
28 January 2005 | IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei is participating in sessions of the World Economic Forum in Davos, where leaders are meeting on a range of issues affecting the world´s efforts to fight poverty, spur sustainable development, and bolster security.

Nuclear Science Helps Mexico City Breathe Easier
21 January 2005 | Nobody likes breathing lungfulls of pollution from big cities. Least of all the citizens of Mexico City, whose air is so contaminated it is a serious health hazard. Now the IAEA is helping Mexicans breathe a little easier.

DG to Talk Cancer, Crops, Nutrition on Africa Visit
17 January 2005 | IAEA Director General Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei is in Ghana and Nigeria this week on a routine visit to see how the tools of nuclear science and technology are helping these countries meet critical needs.

IAEA´s Work Singled Out by UN Panel on Global Security
11 January 2005 | A high level panel has cited the IAEA as "an extraordinary bargain" for its work to prevent widespread proliferation of nuclear weapons, in a new report on security threats facing humanity, and how policies and institutions must change to beat them.