Technical Cooperation Budget Considered in Vienna
IAEA Board of Governors. (Photo: D. Calma/IAEA)
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The IAEA's Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee (TACC) met this week to discuss the Technical Cooperation budget for next year.
The Committee has recommended that the €67.4 million budget for 2013 be approved by the IAEA Board of Governors.
There are currently more than 1 200 active technical cooperation projects.
In a speech delivered on the opening day of the TACC, Kwaku Aning, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, said: "We will soon enter the second year of the two year programme cycle. Safety and security remains the largest area of activity, followed by food and agriculture and then health and nutrition."
The next programme cycle for 2014-2015 is being developed and will be presented for approval in 2013.
The TACC meeting will be followed by the IAEA Board of Governors due to start on Thursday, 29 November 2012.
IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano will open the meeting of the 35-nation Board of Governors with an introductory statement.
Developed jointly by the Secretariat and the Member States, the IAEA's Technical Cooperation Programme helps transfer nuclear and related technologies for peaceful uses to countries throughout the world.
-- Sasha Henriques, IAEA Division of Public Information
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