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Heightened Security for Peaceful Uses: Five Years of the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material

Five years ago today, the entry into force of the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (A/CPPNM) marked a milestone in nuclear security. Read more →

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What is Fusion, and Why Is It So Difficult to Achieve?

Five hundred years ago, the Aztec civilization in today’s Mexico believed that the sun and all its power was sustained by blood from human sacrifice. Today, we know that the sun, along with all other stars, is powered by a reaction called nuclear fusion.  Read more →

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IAEA Highlights Technology and Partnership for Zoonotic Disease Preparedness at Global UN Forum

The IAEA highlighted the tangible contribution that nuclear science and technology can make in helping countries meet their national priorities and commitments at the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Forum, a United Nations platform which encouraged close collaboration and progress between governments, civil society, the private sector, the scientific community and United Nations entities since 2016. Read more →

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IAEA Assistance has Contributed to Safer Environment in Fukushima Prefecture, Local Officials Said

Ten years after the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, radiation levels in most of Fukushima Prefecture no longer restrict everyday activities, local officials said at the release of two reports on the outcomes of a cooperation project with the IAEA over the last eight years. Read more →

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Science Supporting Development

The twelve laboratories of the IAEA’s Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications are a unique feature in the United Nations. Read more →

Latest info on COVID-19 from Austrian and Viennese authorities

Update as of 29 April: Most of Vienna-based IAEA staff are working remotely until 18 May. For more, click here.

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