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Conference Highlights, Wednesday, 22 September
- Nuclear Fuel Cycle Issue: IAEA Scientific Forum Moves to Second Day
The Scientific Forum resumed today with a session on Research Reactor Fuel Cycle and Related Issues. Among highlights of yesterday's session, Nobel Prize winner Carlo Rubbia urged for research into new sources of energy, and a panel of international experts reviewed the advancing global picture, from economic, environmental, and political perspectives. Programme and reports are available from the Scientific Forum section. Go to Scientific Forum »
- General Debate
The General Debate continues today with statements from Zimbabwe, Finland, India, Israel, Brazil, Pakistan, Cuba, Syrian Arab Republic, Senegal, Belarus, Italy, Niger and the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Oganization (CTBTO). In the afternoon session, statements were made by the delegates of Latvia, Kazakhstan, Greece, Indonesia, Turkey, Namibia, Malaysia, Holy See, Slovenia, Angola, Argentina, Czech Republic, United Arab Emirates, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, Tanzania, Afghanistan, Haiti, and Vietnam. See Statements »
- IAEA Database Tracks Illicit Trafficking of Nuclear Material Worldwide
The IAEA Illicit Trafficking Database (ITDB) contributes to the IAEA's activities to help strengthen nuclear security worldwide and prevent nuclear and radiological terrorism. An overview of ITDB programme and operations is being presented daily at the General Conference. Full Story »
- Innovative Nuclear Technologies: INPRO Briefing
Jürgen Kupitz, Head of the Nuclear Power Technology Development Section, led a briefing to about 50 participants on the status of the International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles (INPRO), ongoing activities and future plans. Members of INPRO -- which includes studies on "next generation" nuclear power plants -- include Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Pakistan, the Russian Federation, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Turkey and the European Commission. See INPRO pages »
- Technical Cooperation Meetings
Meetings of representatives of regional cooperative agreements in Africa, Asia, and Latin America continue today, as well as meetings of Member State representatives from the regions of Europe, West Asia, and ARASIA. Additionally a Quadripartite meeting of all groups will also take place.
More Daily Wraps
- Selected excerpts of the Director General's Statement to the General Conference are available in video. Click here to view.