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Highlights and news archive 2013
Lebanon and Pakistan Receive IAEA imPACT Missions
18 December 2013 | Concluding an active year of imPACT Review Assessment missions in IAEA Member States, the IAEA Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT) conducted successive missions in Lebanon and Pakistan in late November and early December 2013. Read More »
IAEA organizes a workshop to discuss regulatory control for the safe management of Sealed Radioactive Sources
17 December 2013 | Experts and counterparts from the IAEA technical cooperation (TC) project, “Strengthening Cradle-to-Grave Control of Radioactive Sources in the Mediterranean Region”, met in Vienna from 9 to 19 December 2013 to discuss regulatory control for the safe management of Disused Sealed Radioactive Sources (DSRS), and move forward in the establishment of a comprehensive regulatory framework for the safe management of Sealed Radioactive Sources (SRS). Read More »


Bringing the Map to Life: IAEA assists Africa on Uranium Resources
12 December 2013 | Africa currently produces about 18% of the world's uranium, but various estimates see a three to four fold increase by 2035-2040. The continent has been producing uranium for more than 50 years, notably in Niger, Namibia and South Africa, and more recently in Malawi. However, changes are needed in both the number and the nature of uranium mining projects to achieve those projections. Read More »
Uganda to host the VUCCnet Secretariat for Sub-Saharan Africa
11 December 2013 | The IAEA, through its Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT) in cooperation with its international partners in cancer control and supported by the Roche African Research Foundation, launched, in 2010, an initiative to establish a Virtual University for Cancer Control supported by regional cancer training and mentorship networks in Sub Saharan Africa. Read More »
Papua New Guinea Receives First IAEA imPACT Mission
11 December 2013 | In 2012, a few months after becoming an IAEA Member State, Papua New Guinea requested an IAEA imPACT mission to assess the country's cancer control capacity and needs. Read More »
DDG-TC official visit to Chile
10 December 2013 | Kwaku Aning, Deputy Director General (DDG) paid an official visit to Chile on 22 – 23 August 2013. During his trip, the DDG visited a number of partner institutions with whom the IAEA works under its technical cooperation (TC) programme. View photo essay»
DDG-TC official visit to Brazil
10 December 2013 | Kwaku Aning, Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, IAEA, paid an official visit to Brazil, on 18-19 August 2013. During his trip, the DDG visited several institutions and facilities that work with the IAEA through its technical cooperation (TC) programme. View photo essay»
IAEA helps to preserve healthy soils through technical cooperation
5 December 2013 | The IAEA, through its technical cooperation (TC) programme, plays an important part in global efforts to protect this essential resource. By using isotopes, the IAEA helps countries gain vital information about the condition of soil, which can help them to improve soil management practices, and enhance soil health and productivity. Read More »
Environmental monitoring: Training specialists in harmonized sampling methods at the IAEA laboratories
2 December 2013 | By monitoring environmental radionuclides, countries can enhance their understanding of air, land and water and their ability to manage and protect these valuable resources. View photo essay»
Enhancing knowledge and supporting quality assurance in environmental monitoring
2 December 2013 | The IAEA’s technical cooperation (TC) programme supports many projects that concentrate on environmental issues and activities, such as managing air pollutants, identifying harmful algal blooms in the ocean, monitoring agricultural pollutants and reducing pesticide residues. Read More »
IAEA Board of Governors Convenes
28 November 2013 | the IAEA Board of Governors meeting commenced at the Agency's Headquarters in Vienna, Austria. Read More »
IAEA technical cooperation programme: Building capacities in the peaceful use of nuclear technology
28 November 2013 | The IAEA technical cooperation (TC) programme is the main mechanism through which the IAEA delivers services to its Member States. Through the programme, the IAEA helps Member States to build, strengthen and maintain capacities in the safe, peaceful and secure use of nuclear technology in support of sustainable socioeconomic development. Read More »
Presenting the IAEA at EU Development Days 2013, Brussels
26 November 2013 | As part of its consistent efforts to present its work in development areas, the IAEA is currently taking part in the EU Development Days 2013 (EDD2013) in Brussels, where representatives of different organizations have gathered to share ideas and information. Read More »
Technical Assistance and Cooperation Annual Meeting Begins
25 November 2013 | The annual meeting of the IAEA's Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee, or TACC, convened on 25 November 2013 at the IAEA's headquarters in Vienna. Read More »
Sri Lanka Establishes Baseline Data for Marine Radioactivity
22 November 2013 | With technical support from the IAEA, Sri Lanka has successfully established a baseline data for marine radioactivity around the island. Read More »
IAEA imPACT Mission to Bangladesh Notes Country's Progress to Reduce its Cancer Burden and Expand Radiotherapy Services
21 November 2013 | Through the TC programme, a multi-disciplinary cancer assessment (imPACT) mission took place in Bangladesh, bringing experts designated by the IAEA, the World Health Organization and the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Read More »
Designated Team Members of technical cooperation projects and ARCAL Representatives meet in Vienna with IAEA officials
19 November 2013 | From 11 -15 November 2013, the Designated Team Members (DTMs) for eight IAEA technical cooperation (TC) projects developed under the Regional Coordination Agreement for Latin America (ARCAL) met with ARCAL Representatives in Vienna to discuss the delivery of the regional TC programme. Read More »
Prevent obesity in childhood - reduce the risk of non-communicable diseases in adulthood
18 November 2013 | Behavioural and dietary habits often develop at an early age and continue in adulthood. Therefore, ensuring a healthy and active childhood may prevent the risk of NCDs in adult life and alleviate the resulting burden placed on health care systems. Read More »
Supporting sustainable crop production in Asia and the Pacific: IAEA hosts a group fellowship
12 November 2013 | On 7 October – 5 November 2013, the IAEA, under the technical cooperation (TC) programme, hosted a group fellowship on agricultural soil and water management to support sustainable crop production in the Asia and the Pacific region. Read More »
Enhancing nuclear reactor safety in Africa: the IAEA conducts an Integrated Nuclear Safety Assessment of Research Reactors (INSARR) mission in South Africa with EC support
8 November 2013 | From 30 September to 4 October 2013, the IAEA carried out an Integrated Nuclear Safety Assessment of Research Reactors (INSARR) mission at the SAFARI-1 research reactor, located in Pelindaba, South Africa. Read More »
IAEA’s technical cooperation helps to establish a new brachytherapy facility in Uruguay
8 November 2013 | On 28 October 2013, Uruguay’s Pereira Rossell Hospital received an important addition to its cancer treatment apparatus at the Radiology Institute and Centre for the Fight against Cancer, which treats around 450 patients every year, presenting with all types of cancer. Read More »
Discussing results and future plans for strengthening cradle-to-grave control of radioactive sources in the Mediterranean Region
7 November 2013 | A coordination meeting for the IAEA technical cooperation project INT9/1/76, ‘Strengthening Cradle-to-Grave Control of Radioactive Sources in the Mediterranean Region’ has taken place at IAEA headquarters, Vienna, from 21 to 24 October 2013. Read More »
Building Capacity with the Internet and Research Reactors
31 October 2013 | The IAEA facilitates the establishment of research reactor networks and the use of modern technologies for capacity building. Read More »
Managing Disused Radioactive Sources: IAEA trains operators in Egypt, recovers source in Sierra Leone
24 October 2013 | The IAEA helps its Member States to increase their own capacity to manage disused sealed radioactive sources (DSRS). Read More »
Management Systems and Safety Culture Focus of IAEA Training Course
22 October 2013 | Gaining better knowledge and understanding of safety-focused management systems for new nuclear power projects, and developing a sound safety culture, were the focus of a recent IAEA training course, held in collaboration with, and at the US Argonne National Laboratory. Read More »
Fourth Annual Seminar on Technical Cooperation for Permanent Missions
18 October 2013 | The IAEA Department of Technical Cooperation has held its fourth annual Seminar on Technical Cooperation for Permanent Missions on 16 October 2013. More than 50 delegates from Permanent Missions in Vienna gathered at the IAEA to learn more about the IAEA’s technical cooperation (TC) programme and its benefits. Read More »
Technical Cooperation Highlights - IAEA's 57th General Conference
7 October 2013 | On 16 – 20 September 2013, diplomats, experts and officials gathered in Vienna for the IAEA’s 57th General Conference (GC) to discuss the IAEA’s programme and activities and decide on a wide range of issues. Many events concerning the IAEA's technical cooperation (TC) programme and its projects took place during the Conference. View photo essay»
Technical cooperation events and activities at the 57th IAEA General Conference
7 October 2013 | Nearly 20 countries, as well as IAEA Departments and other international organizations, held exhibitions on the margins of the conference to present success stories and ongoing developments in the peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology. Many exhibitors presented national IAEA technical cooperation projects, and showcased the final results or products that arose from these projects. Read More »
SESAME presents its work at the 57th IAEA General Conference with an exhibition
7 October 2013 |The International Centre for Synchrotron-Light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME) hosted an exhibition at the 57th IAEA General Conference to provide information on the purpose of SESAME and its cooperation with the IAEA. Read More »
Shores of Resilience - Protecting Tunisia's Coastlines with Radionuclide Analysis
3 October 2013 | Like many coastal countries around the world, Tunisia is trying to cope with the pollution coming from industrial and domestic waste. The country's National Center of Nuclear Sciences and Technologies (CNSTN) takes part in a technical cooperation project that supports the use of nuclear techniques to manage marine pollution. Watch video »
From Hilltops to Oceans - Managing Pollution in Manila Bay with Isotopic Techniques
3 October 2013 | Scientists from the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) monitor and manage the pollution in Manila Bay with the support of the IAEA's technical cooperation programme. Watch video »
Chad, Egypt, Libya and Sudan agree on framework for joint management of the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System
20 September 2013 | On 18 September 2013, the Governments of Chad, Egypt, Libya and Sudan formalized an agreement for joint management of the shared aquifer. Read More »
Ukraine signs its third Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2013-2017
20 September 2013 | Olena Mykolaichuk, Chairman, State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine, and Kwaku Aning, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, have signed Ukraine’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2013-2017 on 20 September 2013. Read More »
Panama signs a Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2014-2018
20 September 2013 | Omar V. Castillo R., Vice Minister of Economy, and Kwaku Aning, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, have signed Panama’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2014 - 2018 on 13 September 2013. Read More »
Side event at the GC57: Strengthening Cradle-to-Grave Control of Radioactive Sources in the Mediterranean Region
19 September 2013 | At a side event at the 57th IAEA General Conference entitled ‘Strengthening Cradle-to-Grave Control of Radioactive Sources in the Mediterranean Region’, the IAEA’s Department of Technical Cooperation raised awareness of the importance of proper and safe disposal of disused sealed radioactive sources and international cooperation to enhance their control. Read More »
Pakistan signs a Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2014-2019
19 September 2013| Ansar Parvez, Chairman of the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission and Kwaku Aning, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, have signed Pakistan’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2014 - 2019 on 19 September 2013. Read More »
Kuwait signs its second Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2014-2019
19 September 2013 | Naji M. Al-Mutairi, Director General, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, and Kwaku Aning, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, have signed Kuwait’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2014-2019 on 19 September 2013. Read More »
Romania signs third Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2014-2019
19 September 2013 | Florin Constantin Tatar, President of Nuclear Agency & Radioactive Waste and Constantin Popescu, President of National Commission for Nuclear Activities Control and Mr Kwaku Aning, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, have signed Romania’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2014-2019 on 19 September 2013. Read More »
Side event at GC57 discusses the innovative use of E-beam technology for waste water treatment
18 September 2013 | At a side event on 18 September 2013, in the margins of the 57th IAEA General Conference, participants took an in-depth look at the innovative use of e-beam technology to break down waste and pollutants in water, thereby preventing their entry into the water cycle. Read More »
Ghana celebrates 50 years of cooperation with the IAEA at GC57: Opening ceremony of the country exhibition marks the occasion
18 September 2013 | The year 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of successful cooperation between Ghana and the IAEA. Over the past five decades, the IAEA has provided technical cooperation support to the country in all thematic areas in which the IAEA operates. Read More »
Uganda signs its third Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2014-2018
17 September 2013 | Simon D’Ujanga, Minister of State for Energy, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development and Kwaku Aning, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, have signed UGANDA’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2014 - 2019 on 17 September 2013. Read More »
Bangladesh signs a Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2013-2017
17 September 2013 | A. S. M. Firoz, Chairman Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission and Kwaku Aning, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, have signed Bangladesh’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2013-2017 on 17 September 2013. Read More »
Sri Lanka signs a Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2014-2017
17 September 2013 | R. L. Wijaywardana, Chairman, Atomic Energy Authority, Sri Lanka, and Kwaku Aning, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, have signed Sri Lanka’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2014-2017 on 19 September 2013. Read More »
Turkey signs a Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2013-2017
17 September 2013 | Zafer Alper, President of the Turkish Atomic Energy Authority and Kwaku Aning, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation (TC), signed Turkey’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2013-2017 on 17 September 2013. Read More »
Angola signs its Second Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2013-2018
17 September 2013 | Maria de Jesus Ferreira, Ambassador and Resident Representative of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Angola in Austria and Kwaku Aning, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, have signed Angola’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2013 - 2018 on 17 September 2013. Read More »
Portugal signs its second Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2013-2018
16 September 2013 | Nuno Crato, Minister of Education and Science, and Kwaku Aning, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, have signed Portugal’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2013-2018 on 16 September 2013. Read More »
IAEA to participate at the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification 11th Conference of the Parties
13 September 2013 | Earlier this year, the IAEA and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) signed a practical arrangement to strengthen partnership between the two organizations in their activities related to soil management.  Read More »
Supporting south-south cooperation through the IAEA’s technical cooperation programme and regional cooperative agreements
12 September 2013 | The United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation is observed every year on September 12. To enhance south-south cooperation, the IAEA, through its technical cooperation programme, supports three regional cooperative agreements among Member States in the Africa region, Asia and the Pacific region and Latin America and the Caribbean region. Read More »
Preparations for the IAEA’s 57th General Conference are underway: the Department of Technical Cooperation to host three side events and a large exhibition
10 September 2013 | The Department of Technical Cooperation (TC) will host three side events and a substantial exhibition on the IAEA’s technical cooperation programme during the IAEA’s 57th General Conference, which is taking place at the Vienna International Centre from 16 to 20 September 2013. Read More »
Palau hosts a review meeting to assess the progress of the technical cooperation (TC) project “Marine Benchmark Study on the Possible Impact of the Fukushima Radioactive Releases in the Asia-Pacific Region”
10 September 2013 | The annual meeting to review the progress of a technical cooperation (TC) project “Marine Benchmark Study on the Possible Impact of the Fukushima Radioactive Releases in the Asia-Pacific Region”, has taken place in Palau from 12 to 16 August 2013. Read More »
Cradle-to-grave: managing disused sealed radioactive sources in the Mediterranean region
6 September 2013 | Disused sealed radioactive sources can pose a significant hazard to people. Finding solutions for the safe and secure long term management of disused sources is, therefore, one of the most important steps in eliminating radiation hazard to the public. View photo essay»
2013 Annual IAEA/ICTP Nuclear Knowledge Management School takes place in Trieste
2 September 2013 | Participants in the 2013 IAEA/ICTP Nuclear Knowledge Management School arrived very well prepared, thanks to the Cyber Learning Platform for Nuclear Education and Training (CLP4NET), managed by the IAEA’s Nuclear Knowledge Management Section. Read More »
Developing a regional emergency response plan in the Gulf region with the IAEA’s technical cooperation support
30 August 2013 | On 27-29 August 2013, the IAEA hosted a workshop at IAEA headquarters in Vienna to review the draft RNEPR and to provide recommendations for improvement and advice on the future directions to be taken. The workshop also assessed the RNEPR for consistency with the IAEA Guidelines for Radiological and Nuclear Emergency. Representatives of the GCC Secretariat and five Member States took part in the event. Read More »
Improving soil fertility management using nuclear techniques: a new laboratory for soil and plant analysis opens in Seychelles
29 August 2013 | A new soil and plant diagnostic laboratory in Seychelles has been officially opened on 1 August 2013. The laboratory is a successful outcome of an IAEA’s technical cooperation (TC) project carried out in support of government initiatives to strengthen national infrastructure for research and development in soil fertility management. Read More »
Planning for the Future: Developing Palau’s technical cooperation Country Programme Framework 15 August 2013 15 August 2013 | From 22 to 25 July 2013, national representatives from Palau visited the IAEA headquarters in Vienna to discuss Palau’s national development needs and priorities with IAEA officials.  Read More »
IAEA organizes a workshop to assess the application of a UN resource classification and reporting tool for the management of uranium and thorium
07 August 2013 | On 9-13 July 2013, the IAEA organized a workshop in Santiago, Chile, to discuss and share experiences in applying the United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Reserves and Resources 2009 (UNFC–2009) for the evaluation of uranium and thorium resources. Read More »
Joining forces to improve rice production in the Asia and the Pacific region
2 August 2013 | The IAEA, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) have joined forces to enhance rice productivity, combining their expertise to develop sustainable rice production systems that will improve food security and farmers’ livelihoods in the Asia and the Pacific region. Read More »
IAEA Coordinates an International Project to Protect Glaciers
29 July 2013 | As global warming changes our ecosystems and lives, the IAEA is working to develop a project that will allow scientists to monitor and thus better understand permafrost loss and glacier retreat. Read More »
The IAEA launches PIANOS, the Ibero-American Platform for Operators in the Area of Nuclear Safety
19 July 2013 | On 10 June 2013, the IAEA held a ceremony to launch PIANOS, the Ibero-American Platform for Operators in the Area of Nuclear Safety, which is a web-based platform, (that supports collaboration and knowledge sharing among professionals working in Latin American nuclear power utilities. Read More »
IAEA’s technical cooperation supports the development of climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies
12 July 2013 | Climate change is a significant global challenge, and it is becoming an important area of focus for the IAEA’s technical cooperation (TC). Through TC projects, IAEA Member States are learning to use nuclear techniques to contribute to international efforts to combat climate change. Read More »
IAEA Helps with Capacity Building for New or Expanding Nuclear Power Programmes
9 July 2013 | Helping Member States in capacity building for introducing or expanding nuclear power programmes is the focus of an IAEA training course currently under way in Ulsan, Republic of Korea. It is held in cooperation with the KEPCO International Nuclear Graduate School under an IAEA TC Project. Read More »
The IAEA at the ECOSOC Innovation Fair – Science, Technology and Innovation: Making a Difference with Nuclear Technology
8 July 2013 | The IAEA participated in the Innovation Fair that took place on the margins of the Annual Ministerial Review meeting held during the High-Level Segment of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on 1-4 July 2013. Read More »
Vietnam and IAEA update an Integrated Work Plan (IWP) for the development of nuclear power infrastructure for 2011-2015
3 July 2013 | The annual meeting to review the status of implementation of an Integrated Work Plan (IWP) for building nuclear power infrastructure in Vietnam has taken place at the IAEA’s headquarters in Vienna from 24 to 26 June 2013. Read More »
New contribution agreement signed between the European Commission and the IAEA
2 July 2013 | The IAEA and the European Commission (EC) have signed a new contribution agreement on 21 June 2013 under the 2012 Annual Action Programme of the Instrument for Nuclear Safety Cooperation (INSC). Read More »
Technical cooperation helps to improve cancer care capacities in Yemen
28 June 2013 | To increase the availability and accessibility of cancer care in the country, the government of Yemen is now planning the construction of the first oncology centre in the seaport city of Aden, with the help of the IAEA’s technical cooperation programme. Read More »
A Hard Month’s Work in Manila: Securing Radioactive Sources
18 June 2013 | To ensure nuclear security and safety, it is essential to package, store and eventually dispose of these spent sources safely and securely. The IAEA, together with the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation, successfully achieved source removal in March and April 2013 at the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute in Manila. Read More »
Special Information Session on the International Centre for Synchrotron-Light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME)
13 June 2013 | A special Information Session on the International Centre for Synchrotron-Light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME) was held at IAEA headquarters on Wednesday, 29 May 2013. Read More »
Assessing Opportunities for Cancer Control in Europe
6 June 2013 | At the end of May, the IAEA brought together representatives from 18 of the IAEA's and WHO's European Member States to discuss national cancer control progress and opportunities for further development and implementation of national cancer control plans. Read More »
United Arab Emirates and IAEA sign an Integrated Work Plan (IWP) to support the implementation of the national nuclear power programme
6 June 2013 | United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the IAEA have signed an Integrated Work Plan (IWP) to support the implementation of the national nuclear power programme on 5 June 2013. Read More »
Vienna-based organizations organize a United Nations Reflection Forum
29 May 2013 | One hundred staff from Vienna-based organizations (VBOs) and non-governmental organizations have participated in a three day event from 14 to 16 May 2013 to learn about evolving global development challenges and to discuss contemporary international development issues – in particular the post-2015 development agenda – in an inter-organizational learning setting. Read More »
Training national operators in Egypt to condition low activity radioactive sources for safe and secure storage
28 May 2013 | A national workshop providing on-the-job training for operators tasked with the pre-treatment (conditioning)  for the safe disposal of radium-226 and other disused sealed radioactive sources has taken place in Egypt as part of the IAEA’s interregional technical cooperation project INT9176, ‘Strengthening Cradle-to-Grave Control of Radioactive Sources in the Mediterranean Region’. Read More »



Identifying regional priorities for nuclear technology interventions in Latin America
23 May 2013 | A meeting to discuss regional needs and priorities for IAEA technical cooperation in the Latin America region has taken place from 13 to 17 May at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna, Austria. Read More »
IAEA Regional Workshop Details Support for Pacific Islands States
3 May 2013 | 12 Pacific Island States took part in an IAEA workshop that explained the developmental benefits to be obtained through nuclear science and applications in human health, water resource management, food and agriculture, marine and coastal environment protection, and climate change studies. Read More »
TC participates in Vienna’s Daughters’ Day
29 April 2013 | On Thursday 25 April, the Department of Technical Cooperation took part in IAEA activities for the annual Vienna Daughters’ Day (Wiener Töchtertag). Young daughters of staff members, aged from 11 to 16 years, were invited to spend the day at the IAEA to learn about their parents’ work. Read More »





Building capacity in health care: how the IAEA supports training in nuclear medicine professions
25 April 2013 | Nuclear medicine is a field of medicine that applies nuclear technology in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Today, nuclear medicine offers procedures that are essential for the evaluation of cancer, heart diseases and neurological diseases as well as illnesses involving thyroid, kidneys, bone, gastrointestinal systems and respiratory systems. Read More »
IAEA and UNCCD sign Practical Arrangement to strengthen partnership in soil management  
18 April 2013 | The IAEA and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) signed a practical arrangement to enhance cooperation in promoting good soil management practices, especially in areas vulnerable to or affected by soil erosion. Read More »
Promoting operational radiation safety of research reactors in Africa, with EU support: Workshop on ‘Operational Radiological Protection Programme for Research Reactors’ takes place in Vienna
17 April 2013 | The IAEA is committed to promoting and upgrading the safety and security of nuclear installations around the world, including research reactors. Operational safety is one of the fundamental pillars in ensuring the overall safety and reliability of nuclear facilities. Read More »
Last Highly Enriched Uranium Leaves Czech Republic
8 April 2013 | As recently announced by the US, Russian and Czech governments, a recent shipment of highly enriched uranium (HEU) research reactor fuel from the Czech Republic completed the removal of all HEU from the country to the Russian Federation, the country of origin. Read More »
Saving Harvests: How the IAEA is responding to the transboundary threat of wheat black stem rust Ug99
5 April 2013 | A new race of the virulent cereal black stem rust disease, or Ug99, is spreading rapidly across Africa and South Asia and poses a major threat to global wheat and barley yields. The disease, caused by a parasitic fungus and first spotted in Uganda in 1999, is a mutated strain of an old crop disease. It has overcome existing defences in cultivated wheat varieties and is leading to devastating crop losses. Read More »
Isotope techniques support an integrated approach to water management in the Sahel
22 March 2013 | The Sahel region, extending from the west to the east coast of northern Africa, is one of the world’s driest areas. To address the urgent water shortage and to help Sahel countries make use of their underground water supplies in a sustainable manner, the IAEA assists Sahel Member States to improve the understanding of their underground water systems through the use of isotope techniques. Read More »



African Cancer Fighters Recommend Bankable Projects to Close Funding Gap
21 March 2013 | At a regional coordination meeting of the IAEA Technical Cooperation Project Supporting Comprehensive National Cancer Control, 15 African Member States gathered in Nairobi, Kenya, to review the project's progress in developing cancer control activities in the participating Member States. Read More »
Working together to prevent diseases caused by childhood malnutrition: WHO, UNICEF and IAEA consider joint technical cooperation activities
15 March 2013 | Studies show that body composition in early life determines disease risk in adulthood. The first two years of life represent a critical “window of opportunity” in terms of avoiding later risks of ill-health. Nutritional interventions during this window provide the best opportunity to prevent the shorter and longer-term consequences of early under-nutrition. Read More »


IAEA’s technical cooperation supports gender equality in science and technology
8 March 2013 | Each year International Women’s Day is observed on 8 March. The day is marked with a worldwide celebration of women, as well as their economic, political and social achievements. The IAEA’s technical cooperation (TC) programme works to help women reach their goals and succeed in the field of nuclear science and technology. Read More »
The Technical Cooperation programme: How does it work?
8 March 2013 | The IAEA’s technical cooperation programme is the primary mechanism for delivering the Agency’s capacity-building services to its Member States. The programme supports the safe and secure application of nuclear technology for sustainable socioeconomic development in Member States. View photo essay»
Technical cooperation helps to fight cancer
7 March 2013 | The IAEA’s technical cooperation (TC) programme is the main mechanism through which the IAEA delivers capacity building services to its Member States, in areas as diverse as environmental management, industrial applications and human health. Read More »
Showcasing how nuclear techniques support the development and evaluation of nutrition programmes at the 16th Conference of the Association of Latin American Nutritionists in Havana, Cuba
6 March 2013 | The impact of early nutrition on health is great. Poor nutrition has the potential to affect future life, including mental development and vulnerability to many diseases later in life. Read More »
IAEA Cooperation for Nuclear Power Programme in Saudi Arabia
25 February 2013 | An IAEA team, led by Mr Ali Boussaha, Director of Division for Asia and the Pacific, Department of Technical Cooperation (TC), visited Saudi Arabia on 9-13 February 2013. Read More »
Preparing for the 2014–2015 technical cooperation programme cycle
22 February 2013 | IAEA Member States who wish to participate in the IAEA’s 2014–2015 technical cooperation (TC) programme cycle are finalizing preparations for the submission of their project designs to the IAEA Secretariat. Submissions close in March, the final deadline for any national, regional or interregional projects that aims to start implementation in 2014. Read More »
“TC Programme has increased radiotherapy capacity in our country”, says Ambassador of Sudan
22 February 2013 | The Ambassador of Sudan, H.E. Mr Mahmoud Hassan El Amin, has expressed his appreciation for the work of the IAEA’s technical cooperation (TC) programme during celebrations to mark World Cancer Day on 4 February 2013. Read More »
Nigeria signs second Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2012-2017
15 February 2013 | Dr Franklin E. Osaisai,  Director General and Chief Executive of the Nigerian Atomic Energy Commission, and Kwaku Aning, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, have signed Nigeria’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2012 - 2017 on 14 February 2013. Read More »
Addressing  malnutrition using nuclear techniques
14 February | Changing diet and lifestyle mean that today around 18% of children and adolescents in Latin America  are overweight or obese. The IAEA is working with  Latin American Member States to better understand childhood obesity through a project under the Regional Cooperative Agreement for the Advancement of Nuclear Science and Technology in Latin America and the Caribbean (ARCAL). See Photo Essay»
Reaching IAEA technical cooperation stakeholders via radio
13 February 2013 | Most of the IAEA Member States receiving technical cooperation are in the developing parts of the world. In many areas of Africa or Asia people may lack internet access or experience poor internet connection, some do not own a TV. Read More »
IAEA School for Drafting Safety Regulations takes place for the first time for the Asia and the Pacific Region
8 February 2013 | This January, the IAEA, through its technical cooperation programme, has held a School of Drafting Safety Regulations for countries in the Asia and the Pacific Region. It is the first time that such a School has been organized for Member States from this region. Read More »
IAEA technical cooperation project helps to optimize bone marrow transplantation in Bulgaria
4 February 2013 | Each year, hundreds of cancer patients in Bulgaria receive a bone marrow transplant (BMT) as treatment for haematological cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma, or for solid tumours such as neuroblastoma,  one of the most common cancers in infancy. Read More »
In 2012, 18 countries have signed a Country Programme Framework (CPF)
28 January 2012 | In 2012, a total of 18 countries including Albania, Brazil, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Latvia, Lesotho, Libya, Lithuania, Mali, Malta, Morocco, Moldova, Peru, and South Africa have signed a Country Programme Framework (CPF) for varying periods from 2012 to 2017. Read More »
IAEA Organizes Schools to Improve National Regulations on Nuclear and Radiation Safety
8 January 2013 | Regulatory documents define national regulatory strategies and stand as pillars for comprehensive regulatory frameworks. To ensure that national regulations rigorously address all necessary safety aspects of nuclear and radiation activities and are consistent with IAEA and other international safety standards, the IAEA helps Member States to develop or revise safety regulations through a series of Schools of Drafting Regulations. Read More »
 

   
 

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