Many people are unaware of the numerous contributions that applied
nuclear science and technology are making to sustainable development
around the world. As the agency in the UN family responsible for
accelerating and enlarging the contribution of atomic energy to
peace and development, the IAEA works to both advance the knowledge
base and exploit this knowledge to tackle the most pressing global
challenges -- poverty and disease, natural resources management
and environmental degradation.
At this year's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Secretary-General
Kofi Annan pointed out that peace and prosperity cannot be achieved
without partnerships involving governments, international organizations,
the business community and civil society. I share his view that
no development institution can operate successfully alone.
This brochure highlights IAEA's co-operation with UNDP in the
field of natural resource management. The stories illustrate how
partnerships help people in developing countries make more productive
use of existing resources while preserving their environment.
The IAEA recently adopted a new strategy for technical co-operation
that addresses sustainable development priorities in developing
countries with the objective of promoting tangible social and
economic benefits. In implementing this new direction, the IAEA
will continue to co-operate closely with UNDP and other members
of the wider development community to further progress in its
developing Member States.
Foreword: Mohamed ElBaradei
Foreword: James G. Speth
Introduction: Building Development Partnerships
Better Feeding for Better Breeding
Ending Africa's Rinderpest Plague
Defeating the Medfly
More Rice from Less Land
Helping to Save the Black Sea