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Reducing the Risks from Indoor and Occupational Exposure to Radon in Latin America and Caribbean
16 December 2014 | A regional technical cooperation project to strengthen national infrastructure for compliance with regulations and radiological protection requirements has started this year, focusing on strengthening radiation protection programmes in medical and occupational exposure in the Latin America region. Read more»
Celebrating 30 Years of Regional Cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean
12 December 2014 | The Regional Co-operation Agreement for the Promotion of Nuclear Science and Technology in Latin America and the Caribbean (ARCAL) celebrates 30 years of committed work and takes stock of its achievements. Read more»
Inspiring the next generation of scientists and leaders: The IAEA participates in Bring your Child to Work Day
12 December 2014 | Bring your Child to Work Day took place on 5 December, and the IAEA invited the children of staff members to learn more about the Agency and the various activities and work that take place day to day. Read more»
Advocating For Strong 'Cradle To Grave' Control of Radioactive Sources
10 December 2014 | Taking a holistic approach to the management of radioactive sources from "cradle to grave" enhances safety and security, and enables countries to overcome limitations to obtain radioactive sources for use in health care, agriculture and industry, agreed participants at a workshop at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna last week. Read more»
Building on success: Developing projects to expand ‘Cradle-To-Grave’ control of radioactive sources
9 December 2014 | The IAEA held a workshop at its headquarters in Vienna, Austria, to develop a model cradle-to-grave project. The workshop was organized within the framework of the IAEA’s interregional technical cooperation project INT/9/176, ‘Strengthening Cradle-to-Grave Control of Radioactive Sources in the Mediterranean Region’. Read more»


Always prepared: European Commission helps to strengthen regional emergency preparedness
3 December 2014 | With the support of Member States and the European Union (EU), the IAEA’s technical cooperation (TC) programme is helping Member States to improve their ability to respond effectively in the event of a nuclear or radiological emergency. Read more»
Introducing the IAEA: TC welcomes a student visit from the American International School in Vienna
2 December 2014 | Students taking part in the Model United Nations (UN) class at the American International School (AIS) in Vienna have visited the IAEA to hear about the organization’s work and the peaceful uses of nuclear technology. Read more»
Access is everything: Radiotherapy equipment manufacturers and end-users from low and middle income countries attend the 5th AGaRT meeting
18 November 2014 | The fifth meeting of the Advisory Group on Increasing Access to Radiotherapy Technology in Low- and Middle-income (LMI) Countries (AGaRT) has just taken place at the IAEA’s Vienna headquarters from 28 to 30 October. Over 50 participants attended, seeking to address the availability of affordable and safe radiotherapy equipment. Read more»
IAEA supports the participation of female nuclear professionals in the 22nd WiN Global Conference in Sydney, Australia
12 November 2014 | For several years, the IAEA’s Department of Technical Cooperation (TC) has sponsored the participation of female nuclear professionals in WiN (Women in Nuclear Global) conferences. This year, 19 women received support from TC to attend the 22nd WiN Global Conference in Sydney, Australia. Read more»
Montenegro signs second Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2014-2020
5 November 2014 | Smiljana Prelević, Secretary General of the Ministry of Science of Montenegro and Kwaku Aning, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, have signed Montenegro’s new Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2014-2020. Read more»
Inspiring High School Students to Pursue Careers in Nuclear Science
4 November 2014 | A pilot project supported by the IAEA aims to raise awareness and encourage high school students to pursue careers in nuclear science and technology. Read more»
IAEA Launches Gateway for Professional Nuclear Networks
31 October 2014 | Quick access to vast pools of knowledge and information through digital communication help foster progress in many areas, including the peaceful uses of atomic energy and nuclear technologies. One of the latest examples of this, the IAEA web-based platform CONNECT, was officially launched on 28 October 2014 at an event held at IAEA Headquarters in Vienna. Read more»
Partnerships for a Lasting Impact: Collaborating for Better Nutrition in Children
28 October 2014 | The IAEA General Conference side event Contributing to Better Nutrition in Children through Partnership and Collaboration was co-hosted by the IAEA Departments of Nuclear Sciences and Applications and Technical Cooperation. Read more»
Reinforcing Nuclear Legislation in Member States
23 October 2014 | Member States have long recognized that coherent and comprehensive national legal frameworks are essential for ensuring the safe, secure and peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Read more»
Acting to End Cancer: Deputy Director General Aning attends 8th Stop Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer in Africa Conference (SCCA)
22 October 2014 | In the hopes of raising due awareness for cancer, representatives of the IAEA attended the 8th Stop Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer in Africa Conference, held in Windhoek, Namibia from 20-22 July, 2014. Read more»
Fifth Annual Seminar on Technical Cooperation for Diplomats
21 October 2014 | This year, the IAEA’s Department of Technical Cooperation (TC) held its fifth annual Seminar for Diplomats on 10 October, at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna.
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Touching Lives: Building Partnerships to Fight Cancer
20 October 2014 | A discussion on strategic partnerships to fight the cancer epidemic in low- and middle-income countries has called for more to be done to combat one of the most menacing threats to global health. IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano welcomed delegates at the event organized by the IAEA Division of Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT) on 25 September 2014. Read more»
Under the water table: A technical meeting explores data collection for groundwater management
7 October 2014 | From 25 to 29 August 2014, national experts from Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, and Nicaragua joined their IAEA counterparts to explore the challenges and solutions that RLA7018, a TC project concerning ground water management, plans to address. Read more»
Silver Jubilee Celebrations: AFRA celebrates 25 years of cooperation at the IAEA’s 58th General Conference
7 October 2014 | On the margins of the General Conference, the States Parties to the AFRA regional cooperative agreement celebrated 25 years of regional collaboration with an informative exhibition and a lively panel discussion. Read more»
Japan expresses its unwavering support for the IAEA’s Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy
7 October 2014 | During the 58th General Conference, the Division of PACT organized a side event focused on the value of strategic partnerships in the fight against global cancer epidemic, during which H. E. Mr Mitsuru Kitano, Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations Office in Vienna and to the IAEA, declared the resolute support of Japan for IAEA PACT. Read more»
Reflecting on a Year of Technical Cooperation: IAEA General Conference Concludes
2 October 2014 | From 22-26 September, the Vienna International Centre played host to approximately 2300 diplomats, scientific experts and journalists, who gathered to attend the IAEA’s 58th annual General Conference. Here is a overreview of the TC Programme's presence at the GC, including side events and regional meetings. Read more»
Transcontinental Training: IAEA Launches its Distance-Assisted Learning Platform - DATOL
30 September 2014 | During a side event organized concurrently with the 58th IAEA General Conference, the Agency officially launched the online platform of the distance-assisted training online (DATOL) programme through the Human Health Campus. Read more»
The IAEA cooperates with ARCAL to upgrade tissue banks in Latin America to treat severe burns and other skin injuries
26 September 2014 | A project, coordinated by Brazil and implemented between 2009 and 2012, supported the strengthening of existing and new tissue banks in thirteen countries in Latin America by harmonizing and standardizing tissue banking activities and improving quality management systems. Read more»
Argentina signs a Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2014-2021
25 September 2014 | Ms Norma Boero, President of the National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA), and Kwaku Aning, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, have signed Argentina’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2014-2021. Read more»
Mozambique signs its first Country Programme Framework (CPF)
for 2014-2018
24 September 2014 | H.E. Mr Salvador Namburete, Minister of Energy, and Kwaku Aning, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, have signed Mozambique’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2014-2018. Read more»
Namibia signs its third Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2014-2019
24 September 2014 | Hon Petrina Haingura, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health and Social Services and Kwaku Aning, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, have signed Namibia’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2014-2019. Read more»
Chile signs a Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2014–2019
24 September 2014 | H.E. Ambassador Armin Andereya, Resident Representative to the IAEA and Kwaku Aning, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, have signed Chile’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2014–2019. Read more»
Cameroon signs its second Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2014-2018
23 September 2014 | H.E. Mr. Jean Marc Mpay, Ambassador and Resident Representative, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Cameroon to the IAEA, and Kwaku Aning, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, have signed Cameroon’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2014-2018. Read more»
Madagascar signs a Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2014-2019
23 September 2014 | H.E. Mrs Marie-Monique Rosoazananera, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and Kwaku Aning, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, have signed Madagascar’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2014-2019. Read more»
Enhancing Nuclear Science and Technology Cooperation under the Regional Co-operative Agreement for Research, Development and Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology for Asia and the Pacific (RCA)
23 September 2014 | Over 60 representatives from the Asia and Pacific region as well as the RCA Regional Office and IAEA staff gathered in Vienna, Austria, on 19 September, to review policy and management issues related to the RCA. Read more»
Slovakia signs its second Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2014-2019
22 September 2014 | Ms. Marta Žiaková, Chairperson of the Nuclear Regulatory Authority for Slovakia and Mr. Kwaku Aning, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, have signed Slovakia’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2014-2019. Read more»
Strengthening Cradle-to-Grave Control of Radioactive Sources
17 September 2014 | In cooperation with the Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa (NECSA), the IAEA recently organized an interregional training course in Pretoria, South Africa, to provide participants with hands-on training in conditioning Category 1 and 2 disused sealed radioactive sources (DSRS). Read more
Technical Cooperation side events at the 58th IAEA General Conference
16 September 2014 | In addition to a sizeable exhibition, the Department of Technical Cooperation (TC) will organize and host several side events on the margins of the IAEA's 58th annual General Conference. Read more»
Strengthening education and training infrastructure, and building competence in radiation safety in Africa
10 September 2014 | Under the auspices of AFRA, from October 2014 to March 2015, an IAEA TC project brought together representatives from 39 Member States to enroll in Postgraduate Educational Courses (PGECs) in radiation safety. Read more»
Conditioning of Radioactive Sources in Montenegro
10 September 2014 | In June 2014, the IAEA helped Montenegro to prepare over 90 radioactive sources for safe and secure storage. This mission was conducted under the IAEA Technical Cooperation project Strengthening Cradle-to-Grave Control of Radioactive Sources in the Mediterranean Region (INT/9/176). Watch video»
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IAEA and Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon enter into Practical Arrangement
19 August 2014 | DDG Kwaku Aning and Dr Doyin Oluwole of the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon (PRRR) initiative signed a Practical Arrangement which calls for collaboration between the IAEA and PRRR in the area of cancer control in low- and middle-income countries. Read more»
Climate Change in Polar and Mountainous Regions
18 August 2014 | Studies show that some of the areas most vulnerable to climate change are the Earth's polar and mountainous regions. Read more»
A blooming concern: With IAEA support, countries in the Asia and the Pacific region address harmful algal blooms
04 August 2014 | As part of the IAEA's efforts to help address issues related to harmful algal blooms (HABs) in the Asia and the Pacific region, a regional TC project has kicked off with a first Coordination and Planning Meeting in the Philippines, June 23-27. Read more»
Report on the IAEA special session at the 55th annual meeting of the INMM
04 August 2014 | The Institute of Nuclear Material Management invited the IAEA to present the achievements of INT9076, an interregional project, at a special session organized during its annual meeting, held from 20 to 24 July in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Read more»
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 »

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