World Cancer Day: Learn How IAEA Assists Member States in Fight Against Cancer
28 January 2014
28 January 2014| Ahead of World Cancer Day on 4 February 2014, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is inviting journalists to learn about the Agency's cancer-related work during an informal, on-the-record discussion hosted by Kwaku Aning, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation. The event is set to start at 11:00 on Friday, 31 January 2014 in room MOE75 of the Vienna International Centre's M-Building.
Journalists are also invited to the IAEA event to mark World Cancer Day, to be held from 12:00 to 13:30 on Tuesday, 4 February 2014, on the ground floor foyer of the Vienna International Centre's M-Building. The event will feature a panel discussion with international experts from IAEA Member States, cancer-related partners and organizations and will be opened by Deputy Director General Aning. A programme is available here.
The IAEA is a key actor in efforts to tackle cancer in developing countries. The Agency works with its Member States to improve access to radiotherapy and nuclear medicine, and partners with organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) to strengthen national cancer control programmes.
According to the WHO, seventy percent of cancer deaths now occur in developing countries, where resources to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease are often limited. During the last three decades, the IAEA has delivered more than US $260 million of cancer-related assistance to developing countries, including equipment and training.
Journalists with permanent accreditation to the VIC need no further credentials. We encourage those journalists who do not yet have permanent accreditation, to request it at UNIS Vienna.
All others must seek accreditation by contacting the IAEA Press Office; tel: [+43-1] 2600-21279.
You are required to bring a valid press ID card.