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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 »
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 »
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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