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27 November 2015 Press Release

IAEA Completes Nuclear Security Review Mission in New Zealand

A team of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) experts today completed a mission to review national nuclear security practices in New Zealand.

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26 November 2015 Press Release

IAEA Mission Says Russia’s Novovoronezh Nuclear Plant has Strengthened Safety, Sees Scope for Further Improvement

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said Russia’s Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant has improved safety in recent years by, for example, using innovative techniques to reduce its impact on the environment.

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26 November 2015 News Story

Technical Cooperation a Key Agenda Item at IAEA Board of Governors Meeting

Director General Yukiya Amano delivered his opening statement at the meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors starting today in Vienna, by addressing issues of technical cooperation, nuclear applications, nuclear energy, safety and security, and nuclear verification.

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25 November 2015 News Story

Asian and African Scientists Learn How to Detect Animal Diseases Threatening Livestock

Animal diseases cause great damage in countries, especially where the majority of people depend on agriculture and livestock to live. After attending a two-week course organized this month by the IAEA, in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), several scientists from sub-Saharan Africa and Asia are now in the position to diagnose such diseases.

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25 November 2015 News Story

Committee Backs IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme for 2016-2017

The IAEA's Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee (TACC) has recommended for approval to the IAEA Board of Governors the Agency’s Technical Cooperation (TC) Programme for 2016-2017 and the TC budget for 2016. The latter earmarks 74.3 million euros for new and ongoing core technical cooperation projects, and another 61.4 million euros for technical cooperation projects for which funding has not so far been identified – so called “footnote-a” projects.

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24 November 2015 News Story

Helping Asia Fight Cancer Through Advanced Brachytherapy

Cervical cancer patients often require a specific, technically challenging treatment that is not always readily available in developing countries. In Asia, which accounts for close to half of the world’s cervical cancer deaths, the IAEA has completed a four-year project to increase survival rates. Over 1000 specialists were trained on 3D image-guided brachytherapy, an advanced form of radiotherapy.

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24 November 2015 News Story

From the Past to the Future: Measuring Air Pollution in Asia and the Pacific Using Nuclear Techniques

For over a decade, scientists in Asia and the Pacific have been using nuclear techniques to identify the source and level of pollution in the air – and the data collected over the years can now inform policymaking.

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Doctors receive IAEA training in 3-D radiotherapy tools to more accurately target cancer
23 November 2015 News Story

Radiation Medicine and Sustainable Development: the IAEA Helps Countries Fight Cancer

An estimated 215 000 additional health professionals will be needed by 2035 to meet the growing demand for radiotherapy services as cancer cases continue to increase. Through collaborating with countries worldwide, the IAEA helps to meet this demand as it works to improve access to quality cancer care for patients, particularly in developing countries.

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