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One STEP Ahead: New Industrial Irradiator Inaugurated in Ethiopia
23 July 2014 | On 19 July, IAEA representatives attended a ceremony in Kality, Addis Ababa, to inaugurate an industrial irradiator—a key piece of machinery for the sterilization of disease-carrying pests and the decontamination of blood for their diet. Read more»
IAEA TC Programme to host side event at 55th INMM Meeting on cradle-to-grave source management
16 July 2014 | IAEA representatives will be presenting an ongoing, interregional TC project which emphasizes the cradle-to-grave management approach at the 55th annual meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Read more»
SUPA BC - The Rice Variety with Benefits: How A Nuclear Technique is Helping Farmers in Zanzibar
15 July 2014 | Whether boiled, fried, mixed with coconut milk or spiced with cloves, rice is a common feature at meal times in Zanzibar. Read more»
Developing and Preserving Human Resources through Technical Cooperation
7 July 2014 | As access to nuclear technology grows, it’s equally important that access to nuclear education grows too. Here, we explore how the IAEA technical cooperation programme continues to support national and regional projects which promote human resource development. Read more»
Building Institutional Levees: IAEA, Member States Develop Pre- and Post-Flood Policies
27 June 2014 | The 1st Coordination Meeting for RAS5069: Complementing Conventional Approaches with Nuclear Techniques towards Flood Risk Mitigation and Post-Flood Rehabilitation Efforts in Asia was held at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna from 10-13 June 2014. Read more»
IAEA Representatives Attend the Meeting of the Board of Representatives of ARASIA
27 June 2014 | The Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) has hosted the annual meeting of the Board of Representatives of the Cooperative Agreement for Arab States in Asia for Research, Development and Training related to Nuclear Science and Technology (ARASIA) from June 16-18, in Amman, Jordan. Read more»
New approaches for the sterilization of disease-carrying mosquitoes
26 June 2014 | A group of international experts gathered at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna to discuss sustainable alternative pest control methods for mosquito vectors, including SIT.The meeting was attended by the incoming Deputy Director General for Nuclear Applications, Mr. Aldo Malavasi, who is also an internationally renowned expert in SIT. Read more»
Sustaining the Sahel: Regional Basin Authorities and the IAEA Work Together
24 June 2014 | The IAEA is engaged in a TC project that is working to ensure the sustainability of groundwater sources throughout the Sahel. We interviewed four representatives of regional water authorities, to gather their thoughts on the project. Read more»
Monitoring and Protecting the Oceans: Our Future
24 June 2014 | Oceans provide essential services, both ‘visible’: food security, global trade, energy; and ‘invisible’: oxygen production.The IAEA provides support to Member States for the understanding, management and monitoring of oceans. View photo essay»
World Day to Combat Desertification: Using Nuclear Technology to Strengthen Soil and Water Conservation Strategies
17 June 2014 | June 17 is World Day to Combat Desertification, and this year’s theme is ‘Land Belongs to the Future - Let’s Climate Proof’. Read more»
Growing Tall: IAEA, Partners Underscore the Need to Fight Infant Stunting
17 June 2014 | The IAEA took the opportunity to reach out to potential partners in nutrition at the recent 6th African Task Force for Nutrition and Food Security Development (ATFFND) meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, from 14 to 15 May. Read more»
IAEA-supported experts attend and participate in MAM conference
13 June 2014 | To better understand childhood malnutrition, we interviewed three nutrition and health experts attending the IAEA International Symposium on Understanding MAM for Effective Interventions. Read More»
Strengthening Radiation Medicine Capacities at Chiang Mai University, Thailand
13 June 2014 | On 22 May 2014, the Center for Medical Excellence of Chiang Mai University, in Thailand, held the Grand Opening of its new PET/CT and Cyclotron Center. Read more»
Nuclear Technology for the Environment: Protecting earth, air and oceans
5 June 2014 | Today is World Environment Day. To mark this occasion, see how the IAEA is providing assistance to Member States to better understand and manage environmental resources in a sustainable way. View photo essay»
IAEA and regional partners meet in Tanzania and Burkina Faso to strengthen radiation protection
2 June 2014 | In April, two meetings were held in support of ongoing TC regional projects, both of which concern nuclear safety in the African region. Read more»
The 3rd meeting of SAGTAC VI, the Standing Advisory Group on Technical Assistance and Cooperation
2 June 2014 | The 3rd meeting of SAGTAC VI, the Standing Advisory group on Technical Assistance and Cooperation, has just concluded a week long meeting in Vienna, Austria, at the headquarters of the IAEA. View photo essay»
Celebrating 25 Years of Regional Cooperation in Africa
2 June 2014 | To celebrate 25 years of cooperation under the agreement, the 25th Technical Working Group Meeting (TWGM) of AFRA was organized to coincide with the anniversary. Hosted by the Government of Lesotho, the meeting was held from 19-23 May in Maseru. Read More»
Applications sought for participation in the 22nd Women in Nuclear Global Annual Conference in Sydney, Australia
30 May 2014 | Young, female nuclear professionals (under the age of 40) are invited to apply for IAEA support to attend the 22nd Women in Nuclear Global Annual conference. Read More»
Strengthening Cooperation for Integrated Water Resources Management in the Sahel Region
22 May 2014 | The project, entitled “Integrated and Sustainable Management of Shared Aquifer Systems and Basins of the Sahel Region,” was inaugurated in July 2012, and has now been operational for nearly two years. The IAEA hosted its first coordination meeting at its headquarters in Vienna, from 5-8 May 2014. Read More»
The Board of Representatives of ARCAL approve the Regional Strategic Profile 2016-2021 for the Latin American and the Caribbean Member States
20 May 2014 | The Board of Representatives of ARCAL held an extraordinary meeting to approve a new Regional Strategic Profile for Latin America and the Caribbean, which will cover the period from 2016–2021 and three cycles of the IAEA’s technical cooperation programme. Read More»


Lao People’s Democratic Republic signs its first Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2014-2018
13 May 2014 | HE Khamkheuang Bounteum, Lao People’s Democratic Republic Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the IAEA, and Kwaku Aning, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, have signed the Lao People’s Democratic Republic’s first Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2014 - 2018. Read More»
Radon in the Home: Confronting a Global Challenge
7 May 2014 | On 22-25 April, the IAEA organized a regional workshop for European Member States who plan to establish, or have already begun to establish, a national radon action plan. More than 30 experts and national delegates attended the event, which sought to outline and discuss the many preventative measures used to curb radon exposure. Read More »
Experiences from IAEA Technical Cooperation Fellows
28 April 2014 | Former IAEA fellows from Kenya and Sierra Leone speak about their fellowships. Watch video »
Asian Cooperative Agreement Holds 36th Regional Meeting
15 April 2014 | Improving social, economic and environmental benefits is the shared objective of the RCA, a regional grouping of Asian countries which seeks to promote research, development and training related to nuclear science and technology. Read More »
Nuclear Techniques Help Find Solutions in Fight Against HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis
15 April 2014 | HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) are among the leading globa health issues and a challenge confronting the international community. Read More »
IAEA Helping Diseased Hearts
15 April 2014 | The mosquito, the carrier of dengue and malaria, may be the world’s most famous vector of disease but every year countless people are bitten in the night by a totally different kind of insect; a subfamily of bugs called Triatominae. Read More »
IAEA and Mosquito-borne Diseases
15 April 2014 | Mosquitos are estimated to transmit diseases to more than 700 million people annually and some of these diseases can ravage livestock populations too. Read More »
Moving towards a Regional Emergency Response Plan in the Gulf
14 April 2014 | Through the IAEA technical cooperation project RAS/2/015, Supporting the Introduction of Nuclear Power for Electricity Generation and Seawater Desalination, the IAEA has been supporting the GCC countries in their development of the Regional Radiological and Nuclear Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan. Read More »
Fiji Seeks to Establish a Radiotherapy Facility to Improve Cancer Treatment
10 April 2014 | Fiji has one of the highest death rates from breast and cervical cancer in the world, but has no radiotherapy services. Every year the Ministry of Health sends approximately 15-24 radiotherapy patients to India, New Zealand or Australia. Fiji has requested the IAEA's help to establish a radiotherapy facility to improve cancer treatment in the country. Read More »
Raising the bar - Supporting quality assurance programmes in nuclear analytical laboratories
10 April 2014 | A training workshop on quality assurance requirements for environmental radioanalytical laboratories took place last week at IAEA headquarters in Vienna, organized by the IAEA Environment Laboratories, under IAEA technical cooperation projects IRQ0006, JOR9010 and UAE7003. Read More »
PACT and partners assist Uzbekistan to set national cancer control
9 April 2014 | Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Health invited a delegation of cancer specialists to assess the country’s capacity to diagnose and treat cancers, and to conduct a situation analysis of the need for improved services. Convened by the IAEA, an imPACT Review mission carried out extensive site visits in Tashkent and Samarkand. Read More »
The Islamic Republic of Mauritania signs its second Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2014-2018
9 April 2014 | HE Mr Salah Ould Moulaye Ahmed, President of the National Authority for Radioprotection, Nuclear Safety and Security and Kwaku Aning, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, have signed the Islamic Republic of Mauritania’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2014–2018. Read More »
Together We Stand, We Build
7 April 2014 | Leaders of the African Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research, Development and Training related to Nuclear Science in Technology (AFRA) met in Vienna from 31 March to 4 April 2014 to discuss nuclear projects related to food, health, water management, nuclear security and sustainability in Africa. Read More »
Sharing the Science – National Liaison Officers Visit NA Laboratories in Seibersdorf
3 April 2014 | On 13 March the Nuclear Sciences and Applications Laboratories in Seibersdorf hosted a group of recently-appointed National Liaison Officers and Assistants from the Latin America and the Caribbean region, to display first-hand the important role of the laboratories in delivering services to Member States and supporting capacity building through the IAEA’s technical cooperation programme. Read More »
Assessing Interventions: IAEA Technical Cooperation Enhances Nutrition Programmes
3 April 2014 | Kwaku Aning, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation discusses nutrition and the technical cooperation programme in March's IAEA Bulletin. Read More »
60th imPACT Review Assessment Mission to Panama
2 April 2014 | In view of the increasing number of cancer cases, Panama's Minister of Health requested an imPACT Review mission to the country. Read More »
Delivering Results for Peace and Development
28 March 2014 | A key IAEA mandate is "to accelerate and enlarge the contribution of atomic energy to peace, health and prosperity." The IAEA carries out this responsibility through research and development activities, coordinated research projects, and through its technical cooperation programme. View Photo Essay »
TC Programme and EU work to strengthen nuclear regulation in the Philippines, and beyond
26 March 2014 | The IAEA, in cooperation with the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI), has provided an EU-funded regional training course in Manila, Philippines, in January 2014. Read More »
IAEA and World Water Day 2014
25 March 2014 | Emphasizing the close relationship between water and energy is the aim of this year's World Water Day, marked by the IAEA and other UN organizations on March 22. Read More »
AFRA celebrates 25 years
25 March 2014 | The 25th Technical Working Group Meeting (TWGM) of the African Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research Development and Training related to Nuclear Science and Technology (AFRA) will be hosted by the Government of Lesotho through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 19 to 23 May 2014 in Maseru. Read More »
PACT Outlines Global Cancer Burden at UN Lions Day
24 March 2014 | Upon invitation of the Lions Clubs of Austria, the IAEA participated in an event to commemorate the long-standing partnership between Lions and the United Nations on 21 March 2014. Over 150 Lions Clubs members, as well as representatives of Permanent Missions and staff of the Vienna-based Organizations marked UN Lions Day during an evening event at the Rathaus (city hall) in Vienna. Read More »
Cuba signs a Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2014-2017
6 March 2014 | José Fidel Santana Nuñez, Vice Minister of Science and Technology, and Kwaku Aning, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, have signed Cuba’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2014-2017. Read More »
Promoting nuclear and radiation safety, with support from the European Commission, in Asia and the Pacific region
20 February 2014 | Under a contribution agreement, the EC will contribute a total of 1 754 600 Euros to support the needs of the Asia and the Pacific region in the field of nuclear and radiation safety from 2013 to 2016. Read More »
Enhancing education in the peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology with WNU
19 February 2014 | Patricia Wieland, Head of the World Nuclear University (WNU) visited the IAEA headquarters and met with Ana. C. Raffo-Caiado, Director of Programme Support and Coordination, Department of Technical Cooperation, to discuss continued cooperation between the WNU and the IAEA. Read More »
IAEA’s technical cooperation provides assistance for cancer care around the world
18 February 2014 | The IAEA’s TC programme has addressed cancer care for over 50 years and can provide assistance to Member States in many different areas. Read More »
World Radio Day: Spreading the word about IAEA technical cooperation activities through radio
13 February 2014 | One important way to reach IAEA Member States in the developing parts of the world where internet access or TV ownership is limited is through radio. Read More »
New Members States, Fiji and Papua New Guinea, meet to discuss preparatory work for the 2016-2017 technical cooperation (TC) programme
7 February 2014 | Delegates met at the IAEA headquarters, Vienna, from 27 to 31 January 2014, to discuss the preparatory work for the development and submission of the next TC programme. Read More »
A Regular Day at "K Hospital" in Hanoi
3 February 2014 | It could be mistaken for Hanoi’s central railway station at rush hour. Hundreds of people, many with bags and camp beds, wait in long queues. But they are not buying tickets or boarding trains. They are awaiting the results of medical tests, collecting medication or registering for treatment. Read More »
We Need to Talk About Cancer -IAEA Commemorates World Cancer Day
3 February 2014 | The IAEA will be convening a midday event on 4 February 2014 at its headquarters to mark World Cancer Day. Debunk the Myths, the theme of this year's World Cancer Day, aims to encourage greater public discussion of some of the pervasive myths surrounding cancer. Read More »

The IAEA to host World Cancer Day event on 4 February 2014
29 January 2014 | World Cancer Day is marked annually on the 4 February. This year’s theme ‘Debunk the Myths’ allows for an opportunity to improve general knowledge about cancer and to dispel misconceptions. The IAEA will be hosting a high level panel discussion at IAEA headquarters in Vienna on 4 February, focusing on this theme. Read More »
Uruguay’s University Hospital inaugurates new facilities to support the treatment of cancer
24 January 2014 | A ceremony to mark the inauguration of a state of the art linear accelerator and the opening of a Secondary Standards Laboratory for the Calibration of Radiotherapy Equipment took place in the Department of Radiation Oncology of the Universidad de la Republica de Uruguay (Udelar) on 23 December 2013. Read More »
Identifying development priorities: In 2013, twelve Member States signed a Country Programme Framework (CPF)
22 January 2014 | In 2013, 12 countries, Angola, Bangladesh, Kuwait, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Portugal, Romania, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Uganda and Ukraine, signed a Country Programme Framework (CPF) for varying periods from 2012 to 2019. Read More »
Training National Liaison Officers to ensure the success of the IAEA’s technical cooperation programme
13 January 2014 | The IAEA held a one-week induction workshop for new African NLOs, which provided a comprehensive introduction to the IAEA’s TC work and standard procedures and offered a briefing on NLO tasks. Read More »
IAEA helps Latin American countries use isotopes to fight malnutrition
9 January 2014 | Childhood overweight is a major health problem that can lead to negative consequences in adult life, including an increased risk of heart disease, hypertension and diabetes. In Latin America, around 18% of children and adolescents are overweight or obese. Read More »

New Nuclear Medicine Unit opens in Namibia with the help of the IAEA’s technical cooperation programme
9 January 2014 | A new Nuclear Medicine Department has been inaugurated at Oshakati Intermediate Hospital, northern Namibia, on 12 December 2013. The Department is only the second facility in Namibia that will provide diagnostic and treatment services in the areas of endocrinology, cardiology and oncology. Read More »
Accelerating the natural mutation process of valuable crops to increase resistance to harsh conditions
3 January 2014 | Through the TC programme, the IAEA strives to spread knowledge of induced mutation techniques and to build capacities in their application, especially in regions like Africa, where crops are often stressed by climate change and viruses, hindering global efforts to alleviate hunger in the developing world. Read More »
Supporting the scientists of the future: Developing extra-curricular educational material on nuclear science and technology for secondary schools
2 January 2014 | The IAEA has initiated a project to develop training materials and teaching aids to support extra-curricular activities to help engage the younger generations and, hopefully, inspire students to pursue careers in nuclear science and technology. Read More »

 

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