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Sixtieth Anniversary of the IAEA - Videos

Sixtieth Anniversary of the IAEA


The videos below show some of the most important elements of the IAEA's work over the past 60 years.

This is the IAEA: This is Atoms for Peace and Development

29 September 2016 | In 1957, the IAEA was created with a vision to harness the power of the atom for the benefit of humankind. It works with partners across the globe to help countries use nuclear science and technology to meet development challenges. To commemorate its 60th anniversary, the IAEA has produced a new film which showcases the diverse activities of the Atoms for Peace and Development Agency. Watch video →

The film is also available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish.


Nuclear Power – United Arab Emirates

22 June 2017 | The UAE expects demand for electricity to double by 2020. To meet this demand, the government concluded that nuclear power was the best way forward. Since starting its nuclear power programme in 2008, the UAE has been supported by the IAEA. The UAE is the first country to start the construction of its first nuclear power plant in 27 years. Watch video →


Nuclear Medicine – Sri Lanka

22 June 2017 | The Nuclear Medicine Unit at the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka has been supported by the IAEA for over 40 years. The centre, the only one of its kind in the country, uses nuclear medicine to diagnose, treat and manage cancer and other diseases. IAEA support includes the provision of equipment, training and the implementation of safety standards. Watch video →

Marine Pollution

Monitoring Changes in Coastal Waters of Kuwait

22 June 2017 | Human activities and climate changed are having a negative impact on the marine environment. The Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research (KISR) uses a range of nuclear and isotopic techniques to monitor marine pollution. The IAEA has been cooperating with the KISR for over 15 years. Watch video →

Nuclear Safety

Radiation Protection in Medicine

21 June 2017 | Radiation is used worldwide to diagnose and treat disease. Over four billion x-rays and CT scans are conducted each year. Around six million cancer patients receive radiotherapy. The IAEA assists countries in the efforts to use the optimal dose of radiation in medicine. Slovenia has cooperated with the IAEA in 20 projects in the field of radiation protection. Watch video →

Nuclear Security

Crossing Borders in Thailand and Malaysia

22 June 2017 | The IAEA supports its Member States in their work to prevent, detect, and respond to criminal acts involving nuclear and other radioactive materials. In November 2016, around one hundred customs officials, police officers and radiation detection experts from Thailand and Malaysia came together to test the effectiveness of their nuclear security systems in a cross-border exercise. Watch video →

Pest Control

Tsetse Fly Eradication – Senegal

21 June 2017 | Senegal has successfully integrated the Sterile Insect Technique into its tsetse fly control project in the Niayes region. This nuclear technique suppresses or even eradicates insect pest by using radiation to sterilize primarily males. The disease that tsetse flies transmit can kill livestock or make them sick. Watch video →

Plant Breeding

New Crop Varieties for Peru

22 June 2017 | Few plants thrive at altitudes of over 4,000 metres in the High Andes of Peru, where soil is poor, water scarce and the winters harsh. But with the help of nuclear science, farmers can grow varieties of sturdy, highly nutritious grains that can survive under extreme conditions. The National Agrarian University, in Lima develops these new varieties with the support of the IAEA. Watch video →


Isotope Hydrology – Bolivia

22 June 2017 | The El Alto aquifers in Bolivia provide water to around one million people.  In order to find out how much water is available, its quality and where it is coming from, isotope hydrology is being used. After being trained by the IAEA, Bolivian hydrologists are taking samples from the aquifers and analysing them in a laboratory that has been established with IAEA support. Watch video →

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