Conference Highlights, Thursday, 29 September
- Nuclear Science: Physics Helping the World - Scientific Forum Concludes
The Scientific Forum concluded yesterday, 28 September with a session on Supporting Nuclear Safety. The session focused on: the safety responsibility of the operator; oversight by the national regulatory entity; the overlap in international assistance; the changing structure of the marketplace; the need to tailor nuclear safety strategies to local conditions; public perceptions of nuclear risks; and the need to preserve the knowledge of the nuclear workforce. A full report of the forum will be presented to the Plenary. Go to Scientific Forum »
- General Debate
The General Debate continues today with statements from Belgium, Niger, Hungary, Bolivia, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Paraguay, Albania, Ghana, Ireland, and the European Commission. See Statements »
- Election of IAEA Board of Governors
The IAEA General Conference held elections today installing new Member States to the Agency's Board of Governors, the 35-member policymaking body. The Member States newly elected to serve on the Board of Governors during the period 2005–2007 are: Belarus, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, Greece, Indonesia, Norway, Slovenia, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Republic of Korea, and Syrian Arab Republic.
- Exhibits by the IAEA
An exhibit on African Malaria Mosquito Sterile Insect Technique was opened 27 September and will be on display until Friday, 30 September 2005. The exhibit highlights IAEA collaboration with Member States in developing the sterile insect technique for the control of African malaria mosquitoes.
The IAEA Division of Public Information is holding the awarding ceremony for its "Picture a Better, Safer World" photo competion, where the top winners will be announced. The event takes place at 5:00 p.m. today at the Public Information Area in Floor 01 of the Austria Centre.
- Exhibits by Member States
Several IAEA Member States are exhibiting during the whole week of the General Conference:
The Republic of Korea is showcasing the status of the country's radiological & medical sciences, in an exhibit with the theme "Bringing Hope for a Better Life".
Germany is is showing an exhibit on "WISMUT - New Horizons: Remediation of a Former Uranium Milling and Milling Site" at the Rotunda of the Vienna International Centre.
An exhibit on "Sustainable Developement and Peaceful Use of Nuclear Energy in Romania" is also on display at the second floor of the Austria Centre. The exhibit will run until 30 September.
An Exhibit by Argentina is showcasing the country's nuclear technology capabilities, with the participation of representatives of its nuclear energy complex. The Exhibit takes place at Foyer B of the 2nd floor of the Austria Centre.
- Nuclear Power for the 21st Century
A briefing on Nuclear Power for the 21st Century will summarize the presentations and discussions at the International Ministerial Conference held in Paris, France in March 2005. The briefing takes place at 3:00 p.m. in Meeting Room N of the Austria Centre.
- Technical Cooperation Meetings
Representatives of regional cooperative agreements in Africa, Asia, and Latin America are holding separate meetings at the IAEA today. Member State representatives from the regions of Europe and West Asia will also hold individual group meetings.
Highlights from previous days