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IAEA Press Releases

Tsetse Fly Genome Breakthrough Brings Hope for African Farmers

| Scientists have cracked the genetic code of the bloodsucking tsetse fly, prompting hope that the breakthrough will help future efforts to control one of the most devastating livestock diseases in sub-Saharan Africa spread by the insect.Read More »

IAEA Director General Amano Meets H.E. Mr. Shimon Peres, President of Israel

| IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano met with President Shimon Peres of Israel on 31 March 2014, during the President's State Visit to Austria. Read More »

IAEA Completes Nuclear Security Review Mission in Republic of Korea

| A team of IAEA experts completed a mission to review national nuclear security practices in the Republic of Korea. Read More »

IAEA, EU Senior Officials Review Nuclear-Related Cooperation, Chart Way Ahead

| IAEA and European Union officials met this week for the second annual Senior Officials Meeting to review and further strengthen their nuclear-related cooperation. Read More »

Japan Reports New Water Leak at Fukushima Daiichi; IAEA Sees No Danger to Public

| Japanese authorities have informed the IAEA that a leak from an overflowing water storage tank at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station was detected in the late evening of 19 February 2014. Read More »

IAEA Mission Concludes Peer Review of the US Nuclear Regulatory Framework

| An international team of senior nuclear safety experts concluded a nine-day IAEA mission to review the regulatory framework for the safety of operating nuclear power plants in the United States of America (USA). Read More »

IAEA Head Reports Status of Iran's Nuclear Programme

| The following is a statement by Yukiya Amano, Director General of the IAEA. Read More »

IAEA Convenes Board Meeting on Iran

| The following is a statement by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano. Read More »

IAEA Mission Concludes Peer Review of Belgium's Nuclear Regulatory Framework

| Senior international nuclear safety and radiation protection experts concluded a 12-day IAEA Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission to review the regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety in Belgium. Read More »

IAEA Team Completes Review of Japan's Plans to Decommission Fukushima Daiichi

| An IAEA expert team completed a review of Japan's efforts to plan and implement the decommissioning of TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. Read More »

IAEA Mission Concludes Peer Review of Czech Nuclear Regulatory Framework

| An international team of senior nuclear safety and radiation protection experts concluded a 12-day IAEA mission to review the regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety in the Czech Republic. Read More »

IAEA Mission Concludes Peer Review of the Russian Federation's Nuclear Regulatory Framework

| Senior international nuclear safety and radiation protection experts concluded a 10-day IAEA mission to review the regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety at the Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service of Russia (Rostechnadzor). Read More »

IAEA Completes Nuclear Security Review Mission In Australia

| A team of IAEA experts completed a mission to review nuclear security practices in Australia. Read More »

Statement by IAEA and Iran Following Technical Talks in Tehran

| Following technical talks between IAEA and Iranian experts in Tehran, here is the text of a joint statement read by Tero Varjoranta, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Safeguards, and H.E. Ambassador Reza Najafi of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Read More »

IAEA Director General Comments on Cooperation Framework with Iran

| The following are remarks by the Director General of the IAEA, Yukiya Amano, at a News Conference after he signed a Joint Statement on a Framework for Cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran. Read More »

IAEA, Iran Sign Joint Statement on Framework for Cooperation

| The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Vice-President of the Islamic Republic of Iran today signed the following "Joint Statement on a Framework for Cooperation". Read More »

IAEA Director General to Visit Iran

| IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano will travel to Tehran on 10 November 2013 to meet senior Iranian leaders on Monday, 11 November 2013, with the aim of strengthening dialogue and cooperation. Read More »

IAEA Expert Remediation Mission to Japan Issues Preliminary Report

| The IAEA's international expert mission to review remediation efforts in areas affected by the Fukushima Daiichi accident concluded with the presentation of a Preliminary Summary Report to Japan's Senior Vice-Minister of the Environment, Shinji Inoue. Read More »

IAEA Completes Nuclear Security Review Mission in United States

| A team of nuclear security experts led by the IAEA completed a mission to review nuclear security practices of civil nuclear facilities licensed by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Read More »

IAEA Mission Concludes Peer Review of UK's Nuclear Regulatory Framework

| Senior international nuclear safety and radiation protection experts concluded a ten-day IAEA mission to review the regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety in the United Kingdom (UK). Read More »

IAEA Completes First Ever Corporate Safety Review, at Czech Republic's ČEZ

| An international team of nuclear safety experts led by the IAEA completed a review of corporate safety performance at ČEZ a.s., the largest national electricity company in the Czech Republic. Read More »

IAEA to Conduct Follow-up Remediation Mission to Areas Around Fukushima Daiichi Plant

| The IAEA will send an international expert review mission on remediation to Japan later this month to review the implementation of remediation activities in areas affected by the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, and provide advice to address associated challenges. Read More »

Four African Nations Agree to Water Management Programme

| Seeking to improve their management of water resources, four northeast African nations today agreed at the IAEA to establish a long-term framework for utlizing a key underground water system. Read More »

IAEA Meeting Focuses on Nuclear and Isotopic Science to Protect Oceans

| The marine ecosystems that keep the oceans healthy are subject to increasing stress. Read More »

IAEA and EC to Strengthen Cooperation in Nuclear Safety

| The IAEA and the European Commission today signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Nuclear Safety, establishing a framework for cooperation to help improve nuclear safety in Europe. Read More »

New Seeds are Resistant to Wheat Stem Rust (Ug99) Multinational Programme Supported by FAO and IAEA

| A multinational effort supported by the IAEA and the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization marked a key milestone this week when a Kenyan university debuted two new varieties of disease-resistant wheat to the nation's farmers. Read More »

IAEA Concludes Safety Review at Chooz Nuclear Power Plant in France

| An IAEA-led international team of nuclear safety experts noted good practices and made recommendations to reinforce safety measures during a review of operational safety at France's Chooz Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) that concluded today. Read More »

Ministers at IAEA Conference Call for Stronger Nuclear Security

| Despite substantial progress in strengthening nuclear security in recent years, more needs to be done worldwide to defend against the threat of nuclear terrorism and other malicious acts involving nuclear or radiological material, a Ministerial Declaration at the IAEA's International Conference on Nuclear Security: Enhancing Global Efforts stated today. Read More »

Nuclear Power Remains Important Energy Option for Many Countries, IAEA Ministerial Conference Concludes

| Nuclear power remains an important option for many countries to improve energy security, provide energy for development and fight climate change, the International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century concluded today. Read More »

IAEA Completes Nuclear Security Review Mission in Hungary

| A team of IAEA experts completed a mission to review nuclear security practices in Hungary. Read More »