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2007 - An IAEA Look Ahead
28 December 2006 | A selected preview of IAEA meetings and events for 2007.

Zimbabwe Cancer Care Sees Some Rays of Hope
28 December 2006 | Cancer isn´t Zimbabwe´s biggest problem. But it´s growing. Too fast for cancer care and treatment to keep up.

Director General Response to Security Council Resolution on Iran
23 December 2006 | In a press release issued today, IAEA Director General ElBaradei responds to the adoption by the UN Security Council of a resolution on Iran's nuclear programme.

Help for "First Responders" to Nuclear or Radiological Emergencies
22 December 2006 | When an emergency hits, the first people on the scene - called "First Responders" - are local services, including medical, law enforcement, and fire brigades.

Cancer Care, Electricity Generation on Vietnam´s Nuclear Agenda
18 December 2006 | In coming years, Vietnam plans greater emphasis on expanding its cancer prevention and treatment capabilities, and in getting ready to introduce nuclear power for electricity generation.

Director General & Indonesia President Discuss Nuclear Cooperation
18 December 2006 | During an official visit to Indonesia, IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei met with Indonesia´s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and other senior governmental officials on a range of issues, including the country´s plans to introduce nuclear power for electricity production.

Largest Batch of HEU Returned from Germany to Russia
18 December 2006 | The IAEA supported the largest ever return of highly enriched uranium from a civilian research reactor back to Russia.

African Leaders Declare Support for Cancer Care Campaign
15 December 2006 | In Cape Town, Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu voiced support for an IAEA-backed global initiative of partners to fight cancer in developing countries.

Global Fund Gaining Ground to Fight Cancer in Africa
7 December 2006 | Many of the world's leading cancer experts meet in Cape Town, South Africa, from 11-16 December under an IAEA-backed global initiative of partners to fight the disease.

Nuclear Applications Helping China´s Economy
5 December 2006 | IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei met with Chinese governmental representatives in Beijing, and addressed students and faculty at the Tsinghua University in Beijing on nuclear power´s future.

New Countries Interested in Nuclear Power Meet In Vienna
1 December 2006 | Countries expressing an interest in nuclear energy for electricity production are meeting at the IAEA´s Vienna headquarters to examine Issues for the Introduction of Nuclear Power, a technical workshop to be held 4-6 December 2006.

Nuclear Power, Non-Proliferation Focus in Asia
30 November 2006 | Nuclear power is not the only answer but looks to be an important part of the future energy mix in Asia and other parts of the world, IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei said in Tokyo.

IAEA Nobel Prize Money Fights Cancer Crisis in Africa & Asia
30 November 2006 | To fight the looming cancer crisis in Asia and Africa, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is assembling many of the world´s leading cancer experts in Thailand and South Africa.

Radiation Medicine for Better Health Care
24 November 2006 | The pace of advances in medical radiation imaging and treatment is being matched by few other fields of science and technology, world health leaders were told in Vienna at an IAEA meeting to ensure that the latest techniques are used safely and effectively.

Introductory Statement to the Board Of Governors
23 November 2006 | Introductory Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors by IAEA Director General, Mohamed ElBaradei.

Press Arrangements for IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, Starting 23 November 2006
15 November 2006 | The IAEA Board of Governors will convene a regular meeting in the Agency´s Headquarters at 10:30 on Thursday, 23 November 2006, in the IAEA Boardroom, C04, in the Vienna International Centre.

World Climate Change Conference Hears Nuclear Side
15 November 2006 | Nuclear power is not a "fix all" but it can help to reduce the risk of climate change, a United Nations Climate Change Conference in Kenya has heard.

Report on Iran Nuclear Safeguards Sent to IAEA Board
15 November 2006 | IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei has circulated his latest report to the upcoming meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors on the Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

A Life-Saving Hotline
9 November 2006 | A construction worker finds a small, shiny, metallic object at a building site in Chile.

IAEA Conference: Quality Assurance and New Techniques in Radiation Medicine
8 November 2006 | IAEA and international experts will discuss "quality assurance for quality care" in diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine and radiotherapy, with a special emphasis on new and emerging technologies, at a three-day conference in Vienna, Austria, entitled Quality Assurance and New Techniques in Radiation Medicine.

IAEA´s Work Benefitting the Arts, Culture and History
2 November 2006 | Nuclear methods, some applied to the analysis of art and archaeology for the first time in the 1970s, have revolutionized the field of art history, notes a science feature in the New York Times that focuses on a global research project the IAEA is leading.

IAEA Director General Official Visit to United States
1 November 2006 | IAEA Director General completes an official visit to the United States.

Statement to the Sixty-First Regular Session of the United Nations General Assembly
30 October 2006 | Statement to the sixty-first regular session of the United Nations General Assembly by IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei.

Human Security And The Quest For Peace In The Middle East
25 October 2006 | Sadat Lecture for Peace, University of Maryland, 24 October 2006, by IAEA Director General, Mohamed ElBaradei.

China Hosts IAEA Conference on Nuclear Fusion Energy
13 October 2006 | The world´s total energy needs in the latter part of the 21st century and beyond cannot be met without recourse to many energy sources, including nuclear energy.

A Rich and Radioactive Past Haunts a Factory Town
13 October 2006 | Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan has been an international trading hub for two thousand years.

IAEA Addresses Safeguards Verification Challenges
11 October 2006 | IAEA and international experts will discuss current and future challenges facing the nuclear verification regime at a five-day symposium in Vienna, organized by the IAEA.

DPRK Nuclear Test
9 October 2006 | In a statement, IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei said he deeply regrets, and expresses serious concern, about the reported carrying-out of a nuclear test by the Democratic People´s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Vinca´s Long & Winding Road Nears Milestone
6 October 2006 | Just over four years ago, the United States and Russia joined with Serbia, the IAEA and other partners to remove nearly 50 kilos of high-enriched uranium - the kind classed as "weapons-grade" - from Serbia´s shutdown research reactor at the Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences.

IAEA & European Commission Mark Nuclear Safeguards Partnership
5 October 2006 | Representatives from the European Commission and the IAEA today celebrated 25 years of joint work in safeguarding nuclear material.

Medical Sciences Union Honours IAEA Human Health Director
5 October 2006 | Dr. Pedro Andreo, Director of the IAEA Division of Human Health, has received the 2006 Award of Merit in Medical Physics from the International Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine.

World Authorities on Nuclear Safeguards Review Global Picture
3 October 2006 | The world's leading authorities on nuclear safeguards and verification examine the latest developments at the IAEA's international symposium this October.

In Search of Human Security
29 September 2006 | IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei spoke in Italy on the occasion of receiving awards in the city of Bari.

Dr. ElBaradei Honoured at Ceremonies in Italy
29 September 2006 | Mr. Michele Emiliano, the mayor of Bari, Italy, presented the keys of the city to IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei at a ceremony in Bari on 29 September.

IAEA General Conference Adopts Resolutions in Key Areas
26 September 2006 | Member States meeting at the IAEA General Conference have adopted resolutions on key areas of the Agency´s work.

New Members Elected to the IAEA Board of Governors
22 September 2006 | Eleven countries have been newly elected to serve on the 35-member IAEA Board of Governors for the period 2006-2007.

Chairman´s Report on Assurances of Nuclear Supply & Non-Proliferation
22 September 2006 | The IAEA General Conference received a report that sums up discussions at the IAEA´s Special Event on Assurances of Nuclear Supply and Non-Proliferation.

International Peace Day Commemorated in Vienna
21 September 2006 | The IAEA and other international organizations at the Vienna International Centre are joining the world´s commemoration of the UN´s International Day of Peace.

Promoting the Safe Use of Radiation in Medicine
20 September 2006 | Around the world, millions of patients benefit from health care and treatment involving nuclear medicine and radiation applications.

Korea Shares Nuclear Know-how
19 September 2006 |  "Albert Einstein", the latest Korean humanoid robot, was among dignitaries briefed at Korea´s exhibit, "Korean Nuclear Energy: Messenger of Happiness".

Monaco’s Prince Albert Opens IAEA Environment Exhibit
19 September 2006 | Prince Albert II of Monaco underscored his commitment to protecting the earth´s environment at the opening of a special exhibit at the IAEA General Conference in Vienna.

A New Framework for Nuclear Fuel Cycle
19 September 2006 | Statement at the IAEA Special Event entitled "New Framework for the Utilization of Nuclear Energy in the 21st Century: Assurances of Supply and Non-Proliferation" by IAEA Director General, Mohamed ElBaradei.

Nuclear Threat Initiative Commits $50 Million to Create IAEA Nuclear Fuel Bank
19 September 2006 | The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) will contribute $50 million to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to help create a low-enriched uranium stockpile to support nations that make the sovereign choice not to build indigenous nuclear fuel cycle capabilities, NTI Co-Chairman Sam Nunn announced in Vienna, Austria.

France & Poland Donate Sculpture of Marie Curie-Sklodowska
18 September 2006 | Poland and France donated to the IAEA a sculpture, dated 1930, by Polish artist Ludwika Nitschowa, representing Marie Curie-Sklodowska, the famous Nobel Laureate scientist.

Director General´s Statement to IAEA General Conference
18 September 2006 | Access to energy, safe nuclear power operations, and controlling the spread of sensitive nuclear technology are key issues facing the IAEA and international community, Director General Mohamed ElBaradei told some 1000 delegates at the opening of the General Conference in Vienna today.

"Make Power – Not War”"
18 September 2006 | A photographic exhibit Make Power - Not War featuring the 2005 Noble Peace Prize Laureate - the IAEA and Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei - is on display in the lobby of the Austria Centre, throughout the week of the IAEA General Conference.

IAEA Seeks Guarantees of Nuclear Fuel
15 September 2006 | The world´s top nuclear experts and delegates from 140 countries are meeting in Vienna 19-21 September 2006 to consider proposals to guarantee countries´ supplies of nuclear fuel, the essential ingredient for nuclear power generation.

OPEC Funds Boost PACT Fight Against Cancer
15 September 2006 | The Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved a grant of US $500,000 to support the Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT), an IAEA-backed global initiative to combat cancer in the developing world.

International Nuclear Safety Group Holds Forum in Vienna
12 September 2006 | Global experts in nuclear safety are meeting at the IAEA 18 September 2006, the day the Agency's General Conference of Member States opens in Vienna.

Director General Briefs IAEA Board on Iran Nuclear Safeguards
11 September 2006 | IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei today briefed the IAEA Board of Governors on the Agency's implementation of nuclear safeguards in Iran, among other issues.

Press Arrangements for IAEA General Conference
5 September 2006 | Senior representatives of the 140 member states of the International Atomic Energy Organization will meet at the Austria Centre in Vienna on Monday, 18 September 2006, for the five day IAEA annual General Conference to discuss major issues facing the organization.

Central Asia: Towards a Nuclear-Free World
8 September 2006 | Leaders from five Central Asia States – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan – met this month to sign a treaty creating a nuclear-weapon-free-zone (NWFZ) in the region.

Press Arrangements for IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, Starting 11 September 2006
4 September 2006 | The IAEA Board of Governors will convene a regular meeting in the Agency´s Headquarters at 10:30 on Monday, 11 September 2006, in the IAEA Boardroom, C04, in the Vienna International Centre.

ElBaradei Calls for Entry-into-Force of the Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
1 September 2006 | The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) is a key to global security, IAEA Chief Mohamed ElBaradei remarked at the opening of a two-day symposium marking the 10th anniversary of the adoption of Treaty. Audio :: Video ::

Semipalatinsk Revisited: Old Nuclear Test Site Set New Course
31 August 2006 | IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei congratulated Kazakhstan this week on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site shutdown.

Report on Iran Nuclear Safeguards Sent to Agency´s Board and UN Security Council
31 August 2006 | IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei today released his report Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

World Nuclear University Announces 2007 Summer Institute
25 August 2006 | The third WNU Summer Institute will be held in Daejeon, Korea, 14 July-24 August 2007, hosted by the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co (KHNP).

Trafficking in Nuclear and Radioactive Material in 2005
21 August 2006 | There were 103 confirmed incidents of illicit trafficking and other unauthorized activities involving nuclear and radioactive materials in 2005, newly released statistics from the Agency´s Illicit Trafficking Database (ITDB) show.

IAEA Opening Special Exhibit on Air, Earth & Oceans
17 August 2006 | The IAEA is featuring a special exhibition about its multi-faceted work for protecting the air, earth, and ocean through applications of nuclear science and technology.

Sensitive Nuclear Material Removed From Poland
10 August 2006 | In a mission completed 9 August 2006, the IAEA helped Polish authorities to remove close to 40kg of highly enriched uranium (HEU) from a nuclear research reactor facility at Otwock-Swierk near the capital of Warsaw.

Reports & Reviews Highlight Changing Nuclear World
7 August 2006 | Recently released IAEA annual reports and reviews take stock of the changing nuclear world, and highlight safety, security, and development issues heavily influencing the Agency´s agenda.

Radioactive Sources Recovered in Georgia
27 July 2006 | Two abandoned and potentially dangerous radioactive devices have been successfully secured in the first three days of a new effort to trace lost radioactive sources in Georgia. Such abandoned sources are known as orphan sources.

IAEA Chief Calls for Global Framework on Energy Security
21 July 2006 | With energy needs rising especially in poor countries, IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei has proposed developing a new global pact and an associated global energy body to address the challenge of global energy security.

G8 Leaders Voice Support for IAEA Work
18 July 2006 | Leaders of the Group of 8 countries backed the IAEA´s work at their annual summit held 15-17 July in St. Petersburg, Russia. A concluding summary statement endorsed IAEA programmes and initiatives in areas of nuclear safety, security, and safeguards.

Director General Discusses Turkish Nuclear Energy Plans in Ankara
13 July 2006 | IAEA Director General Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei visited Ankara on 6 and 7 July 2006 in connection with Turkey´s decision to launch a nuclear energy programme.

Managing Spent Nuclear Fuel Rises on Global Agenda
5 July 2006 | Public confidence must be built and transparency increased as growing global demand for nuclear power raises the need to better manage spent, or used, fuel.

World Nuclear University Announces 2006 Summer Institute
3 July 2006 | Eighty-eight Fellows, comprising some of the brightest young minds in the nuclear field, from 34 countries have been selected to attend the 2006 WNU Summer Institute.

New Lab Helps Cancer Patients Get Effective Therapy
3 July 2006 | It was meant to be a routine treatment for breast cancer. The beams of radiation were directed exactly to kill the patients´ tumours.

IAEA.org Wins 2006 Web4Dev Awards
22 June 2006 | The Agency´s public website, IAEA.org, was selected as one of three winners of the 2006 Web4Dev Awards at a video conference ceremony held 21 June 2006 which linked participants from Bonn, Geneva, London, New York, Vienna, and Washington D.C.

Children's Nobel Peace Prize Wishes for Director General ElBaradei
20 June 2006 | In 2006, about 300 children between the ages of 6 and 14 wrote letters to the IAEA Director General. They wanted to send their greetings and congratulations on winning the Nobel Peace Prize.

Minimizing Civilian Uses of Highly Enriched Uranium
19 June 2006 | IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei stressed the need for more vigorous and effective actions towards minimizing the civilian uses of highly enriched uranium (HEU) at an international conference taking place in Oslo, Norway 17-20 June 2006.

Special Event in September: Assurances of Nuclear Supply and Non-Proliferation
14 June 2006 | A new framework to strengthen controls over sensitive nuclear technologies will be the focus of a special session, 19-21 September 2006, attended by Ministers and high-level dignitaries at the IAEA´s General Conference.

International Conference on Management of Spent Fuel from Nuclear Power Reactors
12 June 2006 | Technical advances and the latest trends in the management of spent fuel from nuclear power reactors will be discussed at a four-day international conference to be held in Vienna June 19 to 22, 2006. All sessions will be open to accredited journalists.

Introductory Statement to the Board Of Governors
12 June 2006 | Introductory Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors by IAEA Director General, Mohamed ElBaradei.

Report On Iran Nuclear Safeguards Sent to Agency´s Board
9 June 2006 | An IAEA report on nuclear verification in Iran was yesterday circulated to the Agency’s Member States. The Agency’s 35-member Board of Governors will consider the report at its next meetings beginning in Vienna 12 June 2006.

IAEA/Norway to Hold International Symposium on High Enriched Uranium
9 June 2006 | To address growing international concern about the widespread civilian use of high-enriched uranium (HEU), the Government of Norway, in cooperation with the IAEA, will hold an international symposium on minimizing and eventually eliminating HEU in nuclear facilities around the world.

World´s Radiation Authority Goes Far Beyond 50th Anniversary
7 June 2006 | In the past half-century the Vienna-based UN Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) has moved from assessing the deadly impact of nuclear warfare to gauging the effects of radiation that can harm us - be it medical, natural or industrial.

Improving Security at World´s Nuclear Research Reactors
7 June 2006 | National and international experts are meeting in Oslo this month to take stock of technical and other issues influencing global efforts to remove highly enriched uranium (HEU) from the world´s research reactors.

IAEA Chief Receives Honorary Awards in USA
6 June 2006 | IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei received the Golden Plate Award from the Academy of Achievement during its annual summit in Los Angeles, California from 1-3 June 2006.

Global Uranium Resources to Meet Projected Demand
2 June 2006 | Global uranium resources are more than adequate to meet projected requirements, according to the latest edition of a world reference guide on uranium resources published just recently.

Statement by IAEA Director General on Iran
31 May 2006 | IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei welcomes the announcement today by U.S. Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, expressing the readiness of the U.S. Government to join the EU-Iran talks once Iran responds positively to the IAEA Board of Governor´s call for the suspension of enrichment related and reprocessing activities as a confidence-building measure.

US Secretary of State and IAEA Head Talk Non-Proliferation
25 May 2006 | Non-proliferation was the focus of talks between IAEA Head Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei and US Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice in Washington.

In Memoriam: Lee Jong-wook
24 May 2006 | The IAEA expresses its deep regret and great sadness at the untimely dealth of Dr. Lee Jong-wook, Director General of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO), on 22 May 2006.

Second Review Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Joint Convention
22 May 2006 | A press briefing will be held on Wednesday, 24 May 2006 at 10.30 a.m., in B0438 to report on the second review meeting of the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management.

Clean Energy Tops Concerns Over Sustainable Development
16 May 2006 | Energy use is expected to increase by 50% over the next quarter century, and two-thirds of the growth is expected in developing countries.

IAEA Nobel Fund for Cancer Care, Nutrition Focuses on Fellowships
16 May 2006 | The IAEA's special Fund to support fellowships and training for better cancer management and childhood nutrition in the developing world is gaining ground.

Statement on Occasion of Receiving Four Freedoms Award
13 May 2006 | Statement delivered on the occasion of receiving the Four Freedoms Award by IAEA Director General, Mohamed ElBaradei.

Lifesaving Medical Isotopes Denied International Transport
10 April 2006 | Deliveries of lifesaving medical isotopes to hospitals across the globe are too often held-up or blocked during international transport, according to reports received by the IAEA.

IAEA & WHO Join Forces for Better Cancer Care in East-Med Region
5 May 2006 | In a first step to improve cancer prevention and treatment in the Eastern Mediterranean region, the IAEA and World Health Organisation’s (WHO) regional office will work together on several fronts under a new agreement.

Report on Iran Nuclear Safeguards Sent to Agency´s Board and UN Security Council
28 April 2006 | IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei released his report Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Twenty Years After the Chernobyl Accident
25 April 2006 | Statement in commemoration of the Chernobyl tragedy by IAEA Director General, Mohamed ElBaradei.

Tackling Tuwaitha´s Radioactive Ruins
24 April 2006 | Some 1000 Iraqi men, women and children in a village near the former Tuwaitha nuclear site are living inside an area contaminated by radioactive residues and ruins.

Bombs Grade "Spent" Nuclear Material Removed From Uzbekistan
20 April 2006 | Spent nuclear fuel containing enough uranium to produce 2.5 nuclear weapons has been safely returned to Russia from Uzbekistan in a classified mission completed 19 April 2006.

Bombs Grade
19 April 2004 | Spent nuclear fuel containing enough uranium to produce 2.5 nuclear weapons has been safely returned to Russia from Uzbekistan in a classified mission completed 19 April 2006.

Director General Visit to Iran on Nuclear Programme
13 April 2006 | IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei met with senior officials in Iran on the Agency´s verification of the country´s nuclear programme.

Putting Teeth in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Regime
25 March 2006 | Statement to the "Mund Auf! – Open Your Mouth!" 2006 Karlsruhe Lecture by IAEA Director General, Mohamed ElBaradei.

Saving the Source of Chocolate: Ghana Targets Killer Virus
24 March 2006 | Next to gold, cocoa trees - the source of chocolate - stand among Ghana´s treasures.

Peace Bells Ring for Earth Day
20 March 2006 | Peace Bells will simultaneously ring at the Vienna International Centre in Austria and at United Nations Headquarters in New York to mark the moment that Spring begins in the Northern Hemisphere and Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere.

Fruit Flies Fall and Markets Grow
17 March 2006 | In the Americas and South Africa, science is on a roll and fruit fly pests are dropping like... well... they´re dropping like flies. The results are higher quality products, reduced insecticide use, and more profitable markets, especially to big consumers like the United States.

UNSCEAR: Still Hot on Radiation´s Trail
14 March 2006 | Just over fifty years ago at the dawn of the nuclear age, concerned scientists advised their governments about the dangers of radioactive fallout.

Report on Iran´s Nuclear Programme Sent to UN Security Council
8 March 2006 | IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei has transmitted his report on Iran´s nuclear programme to the UN Security Council, at the close of the Agency´s Board of Governors meeting in Vienna.

Director General Briefs Press on Iran Nuclear Issue
6 March 2006 | IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei spoke to the press about Iran´s nuclear programme, before the opening of the Agency´s Board of Governors meeting in Vienna.

Introductory Statement to the Board Of Governors
6 March 2006 | Introductory Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors by IAEA Director General, Mohamed ElBaradei.

World´s Nuclear Regulators Face Challenging, Changing Scene
2 March 2006 | When you drive a German car in Japan or a Japanese car in Germany you are automatically assured that any of these vehicles conform to standards of safety, national and international, albeit with minor changes.

IAEA Director General Encouraged by Meeting on Iran
2 March 2006 | IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei welcomes the high-level meeting between Foreign Ministers of the EU3, the High Representative of the EU and Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Secretary Ali Larijani scheduled to take place tomorrow in Vienna.

IAEA Director General Welcomes U.S. and India Nuclear Deal
2 March 2006 | IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei welcomes the announcement of the nuclear cooperation agreement reached between India and the United States.

Japanese, UN Support for Ethiopian Tsetse Fly Removal
1 March 2006 | The Japanese Government and the United Nations have committed $1,760,000 to a joint IAEA FAO project to remove the tsetse fly and the diseases it transmits from the Southern Rift Valley in Ethiopia.

Report on Iran Nuclear Safeguards Sent to Agency´s Board
28 February 2006 | IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei circulated his latest report on the Agency´s nuclear verification in Iran to the IAEA´s Member States.

World´s Regulators Meet on Global Nuclear Safety and Security Regime
23 February 2006 | Many of the world´s senior officials regulating nuclear safety and security will meet next week at an IAEA conference in Moscow, Russia, from 27 February - 3 March 2006.

Press Arrangements for IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, Starting 6 March 2006
22 February 2006 | The 35-nation IAEA Board of Governors will convene a regular meeting in the Agency´s Vienna Headquarters on Monday, 6 March 2006.

Radioactive Sources Safely Removed from Three African Countries
16 February 2006 | Under a global security initiative, an IAEA-supported operation has safely conditioned, packaged, and shipped radioactive neutron sources from three African countries to the United States for ultimate disposition.

The Shifting Sands of Nuclear Public Opinion
16 February 2006 | When fashion magazine Elle lists nuclear energy among its top ten "cool, new things" for 2006, you know public opinion is shifting.

Dr. ElBaradei Honoured in Cairo
14 February 2006 | In Cairo, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak presented IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei with Egypt´s highest award for his distinguished record of service - the Greatest Nile Collar (or Nile Shas).

The ABC´s of S-I-T
14 February 2006 | A technology known simply as SIT has played an instrumental role over the past four decades in helping countries to protect their agricultural economies by controlling pests that threaten harvests.

Statement To Commencement Ceremony at American University in Cairo (AUC)
9 February 2006 | Statement to the Commencement Ceremony at the American University in Cairo (AUC) by IAEA Director General, Mohamed ElBaradei.

Argentina Poised for Growth in Export Markets
7 February 2006 | Argentina is poised to expand its export markets for apples, pears and other fruit from the agricultural fields of Patagonia, citing the IAEA and UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for helping the country achieve the goal.

IAEA Responds to Cancer Crisis in Tanzania
3 February 2006 | The IAEA´s Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT) will establish its first Centre of Excellence in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. This low-income East African country has one of the continent´s highest cancer rates and only one cancer treatment centre.

Director General Briefs Press on Iran Nuclear Issue
2 February 2006 | IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei spoke to the international press corps covering the Agency´s special Board meeting on Iran´s nuclear programme.

Foreign Ministers Issue Statement on Iran
31 January 2006 | The Foreign Ministers of China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and the High Representative of the European Union met in London 30 January 2006 to discuss Iran's nuclear programme.

IAEA Board to Hold Special Meeting on Iran on 2 February 2006
10 January 2006 | IAEA inspectors were present as Iranian officials began removing the seals at Natanz.

IAEA Head Wins Multiple Awards for Tolerance, Humanity, Freedom
18 January 2006 | As 2006 opens IAEA Director General Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei is to receive a host of awards in Europe and the United States in coming months.

Iran Begins Removal of IAEA Seals at Enrichment-related Locations
10 January 2006 | IAEA inspectors confirmed that Iran started to remove IAEA seals on enrichment-related equipment and material at Natanz.

Iran To Resume Suspended Nuclear Research and Development
3 January 2006 | The IAEA Secretariat received a Note Verbale from the Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran in which Iran informed the Agency that it "has decided to resume from 9 January 2006 those R&D on the peaceful nuclear energy programme which has been suspended as part of its expanded voluntary and non-legally binding suspension."