Premier Nuclear Policy-Making Conference Closes
IAEA Member States Steer Course for 2011
Delegates at the IAEA 54th General Conference (Photo: D. Calma/IAEA)
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- 54th IAEA General Conference Resolutions and Decisions
The IAEA's 54th General Conference of Member States concluded on 24 September 2010, in Vienna. Over 1 300 delegates from the IAEA´s 151 Member States attended the annual policy-making meeting.
On Friday, the General Conference adopted resolutions to guide the Agency´s work in the coming year:
- Programme and Budget for 2011;
- Measures to Strengthen International Cooperation in Nuclear, Radiation, Transportation and Waste Safety;
- Nuclear Security, including Measures to Protect Against Nuclear and Radiological Terrorism;
- Strengthening the Agency´s Technical Cooperation Activities;
- Strengthening the Agency´s Activities Related to Nuclear Science, Technology and Applications;
- Strengthening the Effectiveness and Improving the Efficiency of the Safeguards System and Application of the Model Additional Protocol;
- Implementation of the NPT safeguards Agreement Between the Agency and the Democratic People´s Republic of Korea; and
- Application of IAEA Safeguards in the Middle East.
The full texts of adopted resolutions and the Presidential statement will be posted in due course on the IAEA website.
The 2010 Scientific Forum gathered internationally renowned cancer experts in an intensive, moderated two-day discussion. Dignitaries, senior officials, doctors and cancer control advocates examined the issue of combating cancer in developing countries, calling for a concerted, long-term global response to stop the cancer epidemic.
Several notable anniversaries were celebrated during the General Conference: the 25th anniversary of the Regional Agreement of Technical Cooperation for the Promotion of Nuclear Science and Technology in Latin America and the Caribbean for the peaceful use of nuclear energy, as well as its applications for development (ARCAL), and the 10th anniversary of the International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles (INPRO).
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-- By Peter Kaiser, IAEA Division of Public Information