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2007

Asian Nuclear Knowledge Platform Notches Milestone
14 December 2007 | With the lion´s share of the world´s nuclear power growth forecasted for Asia, the IAEA has implemented for the first time an Internet-based, distance learning programme that allows educators to reach students across the region.

IAEA Closes Busy 2007 in Safeguards
13 December 2007 | In 2007, the IAEA marked significant progress in its mission to make the world safer by providing assurances regarding the peaceful nature of States´ nuclear activities.

On the Nuclear Train Leaving Prague
12 December 2007 | It´s cold, freezing cold. On a rainy December night, dozens of men and women have gathered on a hillside near the river Vltava, best known for its romantic views over the Czech capital.

Meeting on Nuclear Education to Convene This Week
10 December 2007 | A meeting to discuss the issues facing nuclear higher education will begin today at IAEA Headquarters in Vienna.

Nuclear Trafficking Remains Global Priority
7 December 2007 | The illicit trafficking of nuclear material and the potential threat it poses continues to be an issue of international concern, while steps to establish effective technical and administrative systems to prevent the uncontrolled and unauthorised movement of nuclear and other radioactive materials must continue to be taken, delegates from 60 countries agreed at an IAEA-organized international conference in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Statement by IAEA Director General on New U.S. Intelligence Estimate on Iran
4 December 2007 | IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei received with great interest the new U.S. National Intelligence Estimate about Iran´s nuclear program which concludes that there has been no ongoing nuclear weapons program in Iran since the fall of 2003.

IAEA Information Management Group Wraps Busy Year
30 November 2007 | The International Nuclear Information System (INIS), a unit of the IAEA which maintains the world´s largest database of nuclear information, is about to turn the page on what has been quite a busy year.

Security and Peaceful Nuclear Development in Latin America
29 November 2007 | Nuclear security and development are the focus of IAEA Director General Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei´s official visit to several Latin American countries this month.

UN Cites IAEA for its Efforts in Chernobyl Recovery
27 November 2007 | The United Nations recently praised the IAEA for the work that the Agency is doing on behalf of the countries affected by the Chernobyl accident.

IAEA Head Briefs Board of Governors on Nuclear Issues
22 November 2007 | IAEA Director General Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei today addressed the IAEA Board of Governors on a variety of topics, including the Agency´s 2008 Technical Cooperation (TC) programme, the implementation of safeguards in Democratic People´s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the status of the August work plan agreed to by Iran and the IAEA, and budgetary issues.

IAEA-India to Launch Consultations for India-Specific Safeguards Agreement
21 November 2007 | IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei and the Chairman of the Indian Atomic Energy Commission, Anil Kakodkar, met today at the IAEA Headquarters in Vienna.

IAEA Chief Meets King and Queen of Sweden
22 November 2007 | IAEA Director General Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei has met with King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden during Their Majesties´ visit to the Vienna International Centre (VIC).

Annual Meeting on Technical Cooperation to Open Next Week
16 November 2007 | The annual meeting of the IAEA´s Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee (TACC) is due to convene on Monday, 19 November 2007 at the IAEA Boardroom, Vienna International Centre.

Report on Iran Safeguards Sent to IAEA Board
15 November 2007 | 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 and Relevant Provisions of Security Council Resolutions 1737 (2006) an 1747 (2007) in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Photo Opportunity with Mohamed ElBaradei and Christopher Hill
13 November 2007 | IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei and Christopher Hill, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, will meet on Wednesday, 14 November 2007, at the IAEA Headquarters.

International Conference on Illicit Nuclear Trafficking to Open in Edinburgh
13 November 2007 | More than 300 representatives from over 70 countries are set to meet in Edinburgh, UK to assess future challenges from trafficking in nuclear and other radioactive material and review how effectively this threat is being met.

Press Arrangements for IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, Starting 22 November 2007
13 November 2007 | The IAEA Board of Governors will convene a regular meeting in the Agency´s Headquarters at 10:30 on Thursday, 22 November 2007, at the IAEA Boardroom, C04, in the Vienna International Centre.

Molecular Nuclear Medicine Takes Stage in Bangkok
8 November 2007 | Nearly 400 delegates from 82 Member States are expected to attend the IAEA´s first International Conference on Clinical PET (Positron Emission Tomography) and Molecular Nuclear Medicine in Bangkok, Thailand, from 10-14 November.

Millennium Development Goals: Counting Down to 2015
5 November 2007 | The MDG Monitor web site, launched on 1 November 2007, tracks countries´ progress on achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

IAEA Conference on Research Reactors to Open in Sydney
2 November 2007 | The latest in a series of IAEA conferences on management and use of research reactors is opening next week in Sydney, Australia, with the focus on sharing of the latest scientific and technical information.

UN General Assembly Reaffirms Support for IAEA
30 October 2007 | The United Nations General Assembly has reaffirmed strong support for the IAEA´s work, following Director General Mohamed ElBaradei´s annual address delivered in New York on 29 October.

Asia Leads Way In Nuclear Power Development
30 October 2007 | With 18 of the 32 reactors now being built located in Asia and more in the planning, Asian nations are at the forefront of the renewed interest in nuclear power generation according to the findings of a newly-released IAEA report.

Special Event Launches New Partnership
24 October 2007 | IAEA Director General and Nobel Laureate Mohamed ElBaradei will join more than 100 leading public figures, philanthropists and cancer experts at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 29 October to mark the launch of a new partnership between the IAEA and the US-based National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR).

Nuclear Power Worldwide: Status and Outlook
23 October 2007 | Nuclear power´s prominence as a major energy source will continue over the next several decades, according to new projections made by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which has just published a new report, Energy, Electricity and Nuclear Power for the period up to 2030.

IAEA Chief Outlines Vision for Global Security
17 October 2007 | In a speech delivered at the fifth annual Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, on 12 October in New Delhi, India, IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei said that the current situation of global insecurity can only be addressed through "an adjustment of our mindset, and a change in our values" leading to a new global security thinking.

Extending the Operational Life Span of Nuclear Plants
16 October 2007 | A major international symposium organised by the IAEA in Shanghai 15-18 October is discussing world experiences in effectively managing nuclear power plants beyond their initial design lives.

Recent Media Reports Concerning Syria
15 October 2007 | Statement attributable to IAEA Spokesperson Melissa Fleming on recent media reports concerning Syria.

Global Security: The Need for a New Beginning
12 October 2007 | Statement at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit by IAEA Director General, Mohamed ElBaradei.

Nuclear Non-Proliferation: The Security Context
5 October 2007 | Statement at the University of Florence by IAEA Director General, Mohamed ElBaradei.

Board of Governors Elects New Officers
24 September 2007 | The IAEA Board of Governors has elected the Governor from Chile, Mr. Milenko E. Skoknic, as its Chairman for 2007-2008

Curtain Falls on 51st IAEA General Conference of Member States in Vienna
21 September 2007 | The IAEA General Conference of Member States concluded in Vienna.

IAEA General Conference Adopts Resolutions on the IAEA´s Work
21 September 2007 | At its concluding session, the IAEA General Conference adopted resolutions on measures to strengthen the IAEA´s programmes on technical cooperation, nuclear science, technology and applications activities as well as international cooperation in nuclear safety and waste management.

PACT Day at the General Conference
21 September 2007 | The day designated to the IAEA´s Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT) at this year´s General Conference provided ample evidence of the young initiative's growing role in international efforts to fight cancer in the developing world.

IAEA Supports Fuel Conversion Initiatives
21 September 2007 | The IAEA is supporting international nuclear non-proliferation efforts helping to reduce the use of high-risk nuclear fuel, addressing the diverse challenges that can be encountered in the conversion of research reactors from high enriched uranium (HEU) to low enriched uranium (LEU) fuel.

Decommissioning Nuclear Facilities
21 September 2007 | The IAEA 51st General Conference was the setting for the launch of a new international initiative aimed at bolstering cooperation between organizations involved in the decommissioning of nuclear installations.

Experts Examine Challenges to Global Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime
20 September 2007 | The non-proliferation regime is under threat from lack of progress in disarmament, experts warned at a session in Vienna devoted to safeguards and nuclear verification.

Improving the INES Scale
20 September 2007 | Originally developed in the 1990s, the International Nuclear Event Scale (INES) is being revised to become a more versatile and informative tool.

A Gift With a Future
19 September 2007 | At an informal ceremony set against the busy backdrop of the IAEA´s 51st General Conference, the Republic of Korea quietly made a unique donation to the Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT).

Nuclear Institutions in Andes Get ARCAL Prize
19 September 2007 | The nuclear institutions of the countries of the Andean Group have been awarded the first edition of the ARCAL Prize in recognition of their effort for the peaceful development of nuclear energy in the region.

Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture
19 September 2007 | Jacques Diouf, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), hailed the joint FAO/IAEA programme, Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, as one of the best examples of inter-agency cooperation in the United Nations family.

Scientific Forum Opens with Session on Nuclear Energy
18 September 2007 | The Scientific Forum opened with a session dedicated to the future of nuclear energy.

IAEA Showcases "Tangible" Benefits of Nuclear Applications
18 September 2007 | Wheat from Peru, tsetse fly traps from South Africa, and a sediment corer from the Caribbean were among the many hands-on-items showcasing the varied work of the IAEA´s technical cooperation with countries and regions around the world.

Nuclear Technology: Looking to the Future
18 September 2007 | Introductory Statement to the Scientific Forum by IAEA Director General, Mohamed ElBaradei.

Director General´s Statement to IAEA 51st General Conference
17 September 2007 | Recent developments and current challenges in nuclear energy, nuclear applications, nuclear safety and security, and nuclear verification was the theme of IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei´s General Conference opening speech delivered in Vienna.

IAEA Chief Addresses GNEP Meeting in Vienna
16 September 2007 | IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei welcomed the delegates at the opening of a one-day Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP) meeting in Vienna, hosted by the Government of the United States.

Board of Governors Considers Safeguards Implementation in Iran
12 September 2007 | IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei spoke to reporters about the latest developments in the IAEA´s work to verify Iran´s nuclear program.

Illicit Trafficking Database (ITDB)
11 September 2007 | From January 1993 to December 2006, a total of 275 incidents involving unauthorized possession and related criminal activities were confirmed to the Agency´s Illicit Trafficking Database, according to information just released by the Office of Nuclear Security.

Nuclear Safeguards: Staying Ahead of the Game
10 September 2007 | What are nuclear safeguards and why are they important?

Introductory Statement to the Board of Governors
10 September 2007 | Introductory Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors by IAEA Director General, Mohamed ElBaradei.

IAEA Launches a Pictorial History Book of "Atoms for Peace"
7 September 2007 | To commemorate its first 50 years, the International Atomic Energy Agency is launching a photographic history of the organization and its work.

Addressing the Global Challenges of Energy Security
6 September 2007 | The pressing need for development and the desire for more effective system of international security are two urgent challenges facing humanity, IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei emphasized in a speech in London.

Nuclear Power and the Global Challenges of Energy Security
6 September 2007 | Statement at the World Nuclear Association Annual Symposium by IAEA Director General, Mohamed ElBaradei.

A Nuclear Crystal Ball? Experts to Look 25 Years Ahead
5 September 2007 | The IAEA's Scientific Forum this month promises to offer far-reaching insights into where nuclear development is headed over the next quarter century.

INSAG Issues Latest Assessment on Nuclear Safety
3 September 2007 | The head of the International Nuclear Safety Group (INSAG) issued his latest annual global assessment.

Quote from Olli Heinonen, Head of IAEA Safeguards.
30 August 2007 | Mr. Olli Heinonen, Head of IAEA Safeguards, has welcomed the workplan recently agreed between Iran and the IAEA on the Modalities of Resolution of the Outstanding Issues.

Report on Iran Safeguards Sent to IAEA Board
30 August 2007 | 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.

UN Study Analyzes Costs to Combat Climate Change
28 August 2007 | A new report from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) finds that far more investment is needed to hold greenhouse gas emissions in check, especially in developing countries.

Winners of IAEA Children´s Painting Competition
24 August 2007 | Twelve year old, Cheng Cin Min Michelle, from Hong Kong, China, has won the IAEA children´s painting competition with her entry entitled "Let´s Care For the World with Green Energy".

IAEA Chief Receives Award from Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
22 August 2007 | IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei has received an award from the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for his "Contribution to International Cooperation".

IAEA Issues Report on Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Plant
17 August 2007 | Earthquake damage to the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power station appears to be limited and less than expected, while plant safety features performed as required, according to an IAEA expert report issued today.

Vietnam Hosts Seminar on Nuclear Safeguards
17 August 2007 | Vietnam continues strides to strengthen its framework for nuclear safeguards.

IAEA Team to Report on Kashiwazaki Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant Examination
14 August 2007 | The Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant in Japan, affected by a strong earthquake on 16 July, shut down safely and damage appears less than expected, a fact-finding mission of international nuclear safety experts has concluded.

New Horizons for Nuclear Science in Middle East?
8 August 2007 | Scientists see nuclear cooperation brightening in the Middle East through a breakthrough project involving Jordan, Egypt, Israel, the Palestinian Authority and other partners.

IAEA Team to Visit Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant
3 August 2007 | A six-member team of international nuclear safety experts, assembled by the International Atomic Energy Agency, arrives in Japan on Sunday, 5 August 2007, to commence an examination of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant.

New Strategies for European Nuclear Research
1 August 2007 | As countries across much of Central and Eastern Europe make the transition to market economies, national science budgets are increasingly constrained.

29 July: Birthday of the IAEA´s First Half Century
30 July 2007 | The IAEA officially marked its golden anniversary on 29 July 2007, marking the day 50 years ago when its Statute officially entered into force.

Video on Safeguards Analytical Laboratory Singled Out in USA
26 July 2007 | A six-minute video that takes viewers inside the IAEA safeguards laboratory was singled out recently for excellence in communications.

A New, More Hopeful Waiting List Forms in Zambia
26 July 2007 | A dream came true in Lusaka, Zambia this month with the official opening of the Cancer Diseases Hospital (CDH), the country´s first specialized cancer treatment and radiotherapy centre.

IAEA - Iran: Arak Visit Announced
25 July 2007 | IAEA inspectors will visit Iran´s Arak reactor early next week and more talks are planned for August.

IAEA Invited to Send Expert Team to Japan
24 July 2007 | IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei welcomes an invitation by the Japanese Government to send specialists to jointly examine the current condition of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant.

Nuclear Power As An Engine for Development
23 July 2007 | Nuclear power as an engine for development was the subject of a keynote address given by IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei to the 6th Congress on Science and Technology for Development on 16 July in Bangkok, Thailand.

Nuclear Security in Africa Gets €7 Million Boost
20 July 2007 | Close to €7 million will be spent on improving nuclear and radiological security in Africa, after the European Union approved funds to bolster the IAEA´s activities in the continent.

IAEA Offers to Send Expert Team to Japan Following Earthquake
18 July 2007 | The IAEA has been closely following the situation at Japan´s Kashiwazaki Kariwa nuclear power plant following a powerful earthquake that occurred in the area on 16 July.

Nuclear Power: Looking to the Future
18 July 2007 | Nobel Laureate Public Lecture at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre by IAEA Director General, Mohamed ElBaradei.

IAEA Team Confirms Shutdown of DPRK Nuclear Facilities
18 July 2007 | Following the recent understanding reached between the IAEA and DPRK, an IAEA team arrived at the Yongbyon nuclear site on 14 July 2007 to verify the shut down of the Yongbyon nuclear facility.

Nuclear Power: An Engine for Development
16 July 2007 | Keynote address at the 6th Congress on Science and Technology for Development by IAEA Director General, Mohamed ElBaradei.

IAEA Team Returns from Tehran Meetings on Iran´s Nuclear Programme
13 July 2007 | An Agency delegation, headed by Mr. Olli Heinonen, Deputy Director General for Safeguards, visited Iran from 11 - 12 July 2007 to draw up a work plan for the modalities for resolving the outstanding issues related to Iran´s past nuclear programme and to clarify some present safeguards implementation issues.

IAEA Team en Route to North Korean Nuclear Facilities
13 July 2007 | An IAEA expert team is en route to the nuclear facilities in Yongbyon, in the Democratic People´s Republic of Korea (DPRK/North Korea) to verify and monitor the shutdown and sealing of the facilities.

IAEA Assists Brazil on Pan American Games Security
12 July 2007 | The cooperation with Brazil on nuclear security builds on the Agency´s experience of 2004 summer Olympics and 2006 Football World Cup.

The International Atomic Energy Agency: Fifty Years of Atoms for Peace
12 July 2007 | Statement at Conference on the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the IAEA by IAEA Director General, Mohamed ElBaradei.

Seoul Recognizes 50 years of IAEA – ROK Cooperation
12 July 2007 | A conference hosted by the Korean Government in Seoul brought together over 300 nuclear officials and diplomats from Korea and abroad to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the IAEA and look at the future for nuclear technologies.

Fighting Cancer in Tanzania: A Family Affair
11 July 2007 | Three months ago Tima Omary, 50, left her home in Arusha, northern Tanzania, to take her sister to the doctor.

Director General Briefs Press on North Korea, Iran & Budget Increase
9 July 2007 | IAEA Inspectors will return to monitor and verify the shutdown of the Yongbyon nuclear facilities in the Democratic People´s Republic of Korea, after a report outlining the modalities reached between the Agency and the DPRK was approved today by the IAEA Board of Governors meeting in Vienna, Austria.

Introductory Statement to the Board Of Governors
9 July 2007 | Introductory Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors by IAEA Director General, Mohamed ElBaradei.

Nutritional Needs of People Living with HIV/AIDS
6 July 2007 | The IAEA is working closely with the World Health Organization to help people living with HIV/AIDS by providing guidance on the importance of nutrition in Member States´ response to the pandemic.

IAEA Chief Awarded "Atoms for Peace" Prize
5 July 2007 | IAEA Director General, Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei, will be awarded the inaugural "Atoms for Peace" prize on 7 August in Tokyo, Japan, by the Institute for Sustainable Peace and the World Council of Nuclear Workers (WONUC).

New Report on Monitoring and Verification in North Korea
3 July 2007 | The IAEA Director General has circulated his report on Monitoring and Verification in the Democratic People´s Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea), following a visit by an Agency team to North Korea, 26-29 June 2007.

Central Asian Countries Face Radiological Legacy
28 June 2007 | Steps towards securing millions of tonnes of uranium tailings in abandoned sites in Central Asia are being taken with the support of the IAEA and its Technical Cooperation programme.

IAEA to Assist China and Qatar on Nuclear Security
26 June 2007 | The IAEA has recently signed two "practical cooperation arrangements" with China and Qatar aimed at assisting the two countries to develop their nuclear security regimes.

Statement Attributable to IAEA Spokesperson Melissa Fleming on latest ElBaradei–Larijani Meeting
25 June 2007 | Dr. Ali Larijani, Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, flew to Vienna Sunday evening, 24 June, to hold another meeting with IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei.

South Africa Hosts Global Workshop on Radioactive Waste
25 June 2007 | Nuclear waste is on the global agenda as experts map out common strategies for its safe management and disposal, at a meeting 2-6 July 2007 in Cape Town, South Africa.

IAEA Team to Arrive in Pyongyang Tuesday for Talks
22 June 2007 | A delegation of four IAEA officials, led by Mr. Olli Heinonen, Deputy Director General for Safeguards, are due to arrive in Pyongyang on Tuesday, 26 June for a five-day visit.

IAEA and Iran Agree to Draft "Work Plan" to Address Nuclear Stand-Off
22 June 2007 Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei, Director General of the IAEA, and Ali Larijani, Secretary of Iran´s Supreme National Security Council, have announced that Iran and the IAEA will start work on drafting a plan of action that will address all outstanding issues regarding Iran´s nuclear programme.

Tanzanian Cancer Hospital Battles Odds to Save Lives
21 June 2007 | When his two–year old son "Given" was diagnosed with cancer, Tanzanian farmer Frank Kamindu didn´t hesitate.

Korea Promoting IAEA 50th & Children´s Contest
20 June 2007 | The Republic of Korea is among countries heavily promoting the IAEA´s 50th Anniversary and an associated Children´s Painting Contest.

Nuclear Knowledge Takes the Stage in Vienna
18 June 2007 | More than 270 participants from 50 countries and 10 international organisations are in Vienna for a Conference on Knowledge Management in Nuclear Facilities.

DPRK Invites IAEA Officials to Pyongyang for Verification Talks
18 June 2007 | IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei received a letter dated 16 June 2007 from the DPRK, requesting an IAEA delegation to visit Pyongyang to discuss the modalities for verification and monitoring by the IAEA of the shutdown of the Yongbyon nuclear facility.

Report on Possible New Framework for Using Nuclear Energy
15 June 2007 | A new IAEA report on a multilateral framework for nuclear energy presents a range of options that seek to guarantee supplies of nuclear fuel while minimizing proliferation risks.

Director General Briefs Press on Iran’s Nuclear Programme
14 June 2007 | IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei spoke to the press about Iran´s nuclear programme, saying the next few months were "crucial" and that "diplomacy and negotiation" provided the only durable solution.

G8 Summit Reiterates Support for IAEA Work
11 June 2007 | Leaders of the Group of 8 leading industrialized countries reiterated support for key areas of the IAEA´s work at their annual summit held 6-8 June at Heilegendamm, Germany, including initiatives for multilateral approaches to the nuclear fuel cycle.

IAEA Chief Briefs Board on Nuclear Issues
11 June 2007 | IAEA Chief Mohamed ElBaradei briefed the IAEA Board of Governors on a range of nuclear issues, including IAEA safeguards in Iran, nuclear plant safety and budget concerns.

In Italy, Director General Speaks to Stem Nuclear Weapons
7 June 2007 | IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei spoke on nuclear disarmament, proliferation and related issues in Rome, Italy, this week, as part of an official visit with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano, Prime Minister Romano Prodi, and other top officials.

Cancer Care in Tanzania Advances to Next Stage
7 June 2007 | Tanzania, one of the world´s ten poorest nations, is facing a cancer crisis with as many as 35,000 new cases expected a year.

Bulgaria Reporting Progress in Quest for Energy Security
7 June 2007 | With nuclear plants providing two-fifths of its electricity, Bulgaria is looking to strengthen its base for energy security.

World Environment Day Spotlights Global Warming Issues
5 June 2007 | The effects of climate change on icecaps and polar ecosystems are spotlighted on the occasion of World Environment Day.

In Her Own Words
1 June 2007 | Doctors working in Afghanistan, the Philippines and India speak about the cancer situation in their countries.

Hungary´s First Fifty Years Feed Nuclear Future
30 May 2007 | Hungary´s first fifty years of nuclear cooperation are feeding future plans in fields of nuclear safety, safeguards, and technology.

IAEA Inaugurates New Gamma Camera Laboratory in Seibersdorf
25 May 2007 | The IAEA has inaugurated a new gamma camera laboratory that will be used to train medical personnel from developing countries.

IAEA Chief Calls for New Nuclear Security Paradigm
24 May 2007 | IAEA Director General Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei has called for the development and implementation of a new collective security paradigm in which no country relies on nuclear weapons for its security.

Report on Iran Safeguards Sent to IAEA Board, Security Council
23 May 2007 | 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 and Relevant Provisions of Security Council Resolutions in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

SIT Stands to Boost Spain´s Citrus Markets
16 May 2007 | Spain´s citrus fruit stands to become more competitive in international markets, thanks to expanded use of a pest control technology rooted in applications of nuclear science.

Nuclear Energy Stays in Picture of Sustainable Development
15 May 2007 | The world´s challenging energy scene was one main focus of the latest and 15th session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) meeting at the UN headquarters in New York.

London Forum Targets Africa´s Cancer Crisis
4 May 2007 | Africa stands on the brink of a cancer epidemic, with more than a million new cases a year by 2020.

IAEA and Haiti Seek to Raise Infant Nutrition
4 May 2007 | The faces and cries of malnourished babies take every shape in the bustling children´s ward in Haiti´s General Hospital.

Hope in Haiti for Better Cancer Care
4 May 2007 | Aubry Jean Roberts is one of many women with cervical cancer who fill the hot, airless obstetrics and gynaecology ward at the General Hospital in Haiti´s capital, Port-au-Prince.

Climate Change Report Looks at Nuclear Power, Other Options
2 May 2007 | The latest in a series of global meetings on climate change opens in Bangkok this week, with the focus on technological options that can be put into place to mitigate climate change.

Laying the Groundwork for the 2010 NPT Review Conference
30 April 2007 | The first of three Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) sessions opens in Vienna 30 April in the run-up to the 2010 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).

IAEA Nobel Peace Fund Schools for Nutrition
20 April 2007 | Malnutrition remains the world´s most serious health problem and the single biggest contributor to child deaths in the developing world, according to the World Bank.

IAEA Nobel Prize Money Fights Cancer Crisis in Latin America
18 April 2007 | More than 60 of the world´s leading cancer experts are being brought together in Buenos Aires, 23-27 April, by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to assess Latin America´s growing cancer burden. [Spanish Version].

Countries Pursue Nuclear Energy for Water, Hydrogen Production
13 April 2007 | Automobiles running on hydrogen fuel cells and water purified from the sea are part of an unfolding future, and experts think nuclear energy can play a bigger role.

Japanese Nuclear Symposium Marks 50 Years of the IAEA
13 April 2007 | Speaking at the Special Symposium for the IAEA 50th Anniversary, held on 11 April 2007 in Aomori, Japan, David Waller, Deputy Director General of the IAEA, paid tribute to Japan´s role in the nuclear sector.

Talks Proceed on Proposed International Uranium Enrichment Centre
22 March 2007 | Fact-finding talks between experts from the IAEA and Russia to explore the establishment of an international uranium enrichment centre in Siberia have ended with a joint commitment to set up a working group and continue developing the proposal.

Nuclear Technologies in the Fight against Poverty
21 March 2007 | Nuclear methods applied to agriculture are enabling millions of farmers in poor countries to grow more crops and rear healthier livestock.

Prized Black Bengal Goats of Bangladesh
19 March 2007 | Among the world´s poorest countries, Bangladesh is home to one of the richest treasures - prized black bengal goats.

IAEA Director General Concludes Trip to the DPRK
15 March 2007 | IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei´s 13-14 March visit to Pyongyang was an "overall door opener", improving what he termed had been a "rocky relationship" since inspectors left the DPRK in December 2002.

IAEA Chief Heads Delegation to the DPRK
12 March 2007 | A high-level IAEA delegation headed by IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei is en route to the Democratic People´s Republic of Korea (DPRK/North Korea) to begin two days of talks on issues of "mutual concern".

Nuclear Energy and Safety Issues on Topical Agendas
12 March 2007 | Upcoming conferences and symposia in Asia and Europe are taking close looks at prospects and plans for nuclear power, in the context of global energy, environmental, and economic issues.

"Women & Water”"
8 March 2007 | In many developing countries, women and girls walk on average six kilometres each day to fetch water.

Director General Briefs Press on Iran/DPRK
5 March 2007 | IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei spoke to the press about Iran´s nuclear programme and his visit to the Democratic People´s Republic of Korea (DPRK/North Korea), following the opening of the Agency´s Board of Governors meeting in Vienna.

In Vienna´s Art World, Nuclear Science Feeds a "Happy End"
26 February 2007 | The IAEA officially turns 50 in July 2007, and early anniversary commemorations are pointing the way.

Dr. ElBaradei Accepts Invitation to Visit North Korea
23 February 2007 | IAEA Chief Dr Mohamed ElBaradei today accepted an invitation from the Democratic People´s Republic of Korea (DPRK/North Korea) to visit the DPRK for talks in March.

Report on Iran Safeguards Sent to IAEA Board, Security Council
22 February 2007 | 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.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the IAEA
19 February 2007 | UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is scheduled to meet IAEA Director General ElBaradei during his official visit toVienna 22-24 February.

New Symbol Launched to Warn Public About Radiation Dangers
15 February 2007 | With radiating waves, a skull and crossbones and a running person, a new ionizing radiation warning symbol is being introduced to supplement the traditional international symbol for radiation, the three cornered trefoil.

New Symbol Launched to Warn Public About Radiation Dangers
15 February 2007 | With radiating waves, a skull and crossbones and a running person, a new ionizing radiation warning symbol is being introduced to supplement the traditional international symbol for radiation, the three cornered trefoil.

Dr. ElBaradei Focuses on Global Security Challenges, Opportunities
14 February 2007 | IAEA Director General ElBaradei is speaking to university students, leaders, and other guests in Basel, Dublin, and London this month on the challenges of global security.

Director General Welcomes Latest Outcome of Six-Party Talks
14 February 2007 | Speaking to journalists in Luxembourg 13 February, IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei welcomed the outcome of the Six Party talks on the Democratic People´s Republic of Korea (DPRK) nuclear programme, welcoming it as "a step in the right direction."

Tlatelolco Treaty A Trailblazer for Non-Proliferation
14 February 2007 | Four decades ago today, Latin America and Caribbean nations drafted a treaty to keep their region free of nuclear weapons.

African Leaders Reaffirm Importance of Nuclear Contributions to Development
14 February 2007 | Leaders in Africa have reaffirmed the important contributions of nuclear energy to the continent´s sustainable development, including nuclear power and technologies that can help countries to meet energy needs and combat poverty.

Report on Iran & IAEA Cooperation Sent to Agency Board
12 February 2007 | IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei has circulated a report to the Agency´s Board of Governors on cooperation between Iran and the IAEA in light of UN Security Council Resolution 1737.

Workshop on IAEA Integrated Regulatory Review Service in France
5 February 2007 | The French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) is teaming with the IAEA to host a workshop on a new peer review service designed to strengthen the nuclear regulatory infrastructure for regulated facilities and activities.

Bold Initiative Launched in Nicaragua for World Cancer Day
1 February 2007 | A ground-breaking project to fight Nicaragua´s growing cancer crisis is being launched by a partnership of international institutions to mark this year´s World Cancer Day (4 February 2007).

Haiti Moving to Revitalize Nuclear Technical Cooperation
1 February 2007 | Haiti is taking steps to revitalize its nuclear cooperation with the IAEA in fields of nuclear science and technology.

Preliminary 2006 Report from IAEA Illicit Trafficking Database
1 February 2007 | The IAEA Office of Nuclear Security has released preliminary information on reports to its Illicit Trafficking Database (ITDB) during 2006.

New Global Report Updates Climate Change Studies
31 January 2007 | The first in a series of new scientific assessments on climate change and its effects is being issued 2 February by the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC), a joint body of the World Meteorological Organization and United Nations Environment Programme.

World Health Sights, Sounds, & Images
29 January 2007 | The World Health Organization - one of the IAEA´s premier partners in fields of health care and medicine - is looking for good photos and videos to help tell the "health for all" story.

Dr. ElBaradei Calls for "Timeout"' on Iran Nuclear Issue
29 January 2007 | In an interview with CNN among other international media in Davos 26 January, IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei called for a "timeout regarding the Iranian nuclear issue", saying he hoped talks could resume on the matter.

Georgian Authorities Report Seized Illicit Nuclear Material
25 January 2007 | Authorities in the Republic of Georgia have reported the seizure of illicit nuclear material, according to the Associated Press news service (AP).

IAEA Chief at World Economic Forum in Davos
25 January 2007 | IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei is among top leaders from international organizations participating in sessions at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.

Nuclear Energy, Non-Proliferation Focus of Talks in France
23 January 2007 | IAEA Head Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei recently met with high-level officials in France to discuss issues related to nuclear non-proliferation and the peaceful development of nuclear power.