Statements

11 August 2016 Wellington, New Zealand

Speech in New Zealand on Nuclear Technology’s Role in Sustainable Development

Nuclear science and technology have numerous peaceful applications which can help countries to reduce poverty and hunger, improve energy supplies, treat diseases such as cancer and respond to climate change – and much more. I summarise our very broad mandate as Atoms for Peace and Development.

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9 August 2016 Canberra, Australia

John Gee Memorial Lecture on Atoms for Peace in the 21st Century

Many people are aware that a key role of the IAEA is to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. We do this by verifying that all nuclear material and activities in a country are in peaceful purposes.

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5 August 2016 Vienna, Austria

IAEA Director General Congratulates UNIDO on its 50th Anniversary

by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano

It is my pleasure to congratulate the United Nations Industrial Development Organization on completing 50 years of work to fight poverty and promote development.

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4 August 2016 Bangkok, Thailand

The Role of Nuclear Technology and the IAEA Contribution to Health and Environmental Issues in Developing Countries

I am very pleased to address this International Conference on Nuclear Science and Technology. One of the key roles of the IAEA is to make nuclear science and technology available to developing countries to help them improve the prosperity, health and well-being of their people.

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18 July 2016 Vienna, Austria

Statement to Mark the 25th Anniversary of the Brazilian - Argentine Agency for Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials

I warmly congratulate Brazil and Argentina on the 25th anniversary of ABACC, the Brazilian – Argentine Agency for Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials. This is a very important and successful achievement by their Governments in the area of nuclear verification.

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22 June 2016 Asuncion, Paraguay

Atoms for Peace and Development

I am very pleased to be with you this morning during my first visit to Paraguay. A key role of the IAEA is to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. We do this by implementing safeguards to verify that all nuclear material and activities in a country are in peaceful purposes.

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20 June 2016 Paraguay

Peaceful Applications of Nuclear Technology: Current Situation and Future Perspectives

Science is fundamental for development, and technological advances are a must if we are to tackle the many challenges that face humankind today. Those challenges include generating enough energy, tackling climate change, producing enough food to provide for a growing world population, and making the benefits of modern health care available to everyone.

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17 June 2016 Lima, Peru

Atoms for Peace in the 21st Century

I am very pleased to be back in Peru. It is almost exactly five years since my last visit, when I also had the honour of addressing this distinguished Diplomatic Academy. It has been a very eventful five years.

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13 June 2016 Vienna, Austria

Remarks at Reception for State Minister Kihara

I am very pleased to say a few words on the occasion of the visit of Japanese State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Seiji Kihara. This year, we will start our celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the IAEA. As we look back on our first six decades, the Agency can take pride in considerable achievements in all areas of its work.

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6 June 2016 Vienna, Austria

Introductory Statement to the Board of Governors

The Annual Report for 2015 serves as the Board’s report to the General Conference. It provides a thematic analysis of major Agency activities and highlights important developments during the year.

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Last update: 15 August 2016