States Back Stronger Technical Cooperation for Peaceful Nuclear Uses
IAEA General Conference Adopts Resolution Covering Key Activities
The IAEA General Conference adopted a resolution 19 September to further strengthen key areas of the IAEA's technical cooperation
In commending steps already taken, the resolution stresses the importance of transferring nuclear technology to developing countries
to sustain and enhance their scientific and technological capabilities, thereby contributing to social and economic development.
Among other points, the resolution addresses:
- further development of cost-sharing, outsourcing and other forms of partnership;
- continuing efforts to ensure that IAEA activities contribute to keys areas of the UN's Millennium Development Goals and addressed
at the World Summit on Sustainable Development;
- working with Member States in identifying regional resource centres;
- developing effective programmes that improve the capabilities of developing countries in fields of food, health, water resource
management, nuclear energy planning, among others;
- helping Member States obtain information about nuclear technologies for multiple purposes, including the role of nuclear power for
mitigating greenhouse gas emissions; and radiation and nuclear technologies for reducing pollutants, managing industrial wastes, and
managing water resources.
- promoting self reliance of national nuclear institutes, and encouraging regional and interregional cooperation.