Scientific Forum

Nuclear Technology for the Sustainable Development Goals

The Scientific Forum on how nuclear technology can help achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs) takes place on 28-29 September 2016 in Board Room D, C-Building, 4th Floor, in the Vienna International Centre (VIC). The Forum is being held in conjunction with the General Conference.

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Making Nuclear More Effective in Support of Sustainable Development: Conclusions of the 2016 Scientific Forum

Nuclear technology can help countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and its effects will be more tangible if integrated into broader development strategies.  This was the key message of this year's Scientific Forum, 'Nuclear Technology for the Sustainable Development Goals'. Read more → | Photo Gallery: Opening Session → | Photo Gallery: Cosing Session →

Prince Albert II of Monaco Visits the IAEA

Prince Albert II of Monaco is a strong supporter of the IAEA's work and a dedicated campaigner for the protection of our planet's natural resources. During the Scientific Forum he held a speech to raise the awareness on marine protection issues and highlighted the long-standing cooperation between his Principality and the Agency. Watch video →

Science With Impact: Sustainable Development Through Nuclear Technology

When the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted in September 2015 at the United Nations in New York, they highlighted the importance of science and technology. The IAEA, through nuclear science, plays a significant role in the achievement of many of these goals. This new film takes the viewer from the laboratory to the field, where the far-reaching benefits of nuclear technology can be seen. Watch video →

Nuclear Technology for the Sustainable Development Goals

The IAEA's Scientific Forum on Nuclear Technology for the Sustainable Development Goals opened today. Highlighting the goals related to health, hunger, energy and the environment, the two-day forum will focus on how nuclear technology contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), contributing to the well-being of people, help protect the planet and boost prosperity. IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano delivered an opening statement. Full statement →

Atoms for People, Planet and Prosperity: Scientific Forum Opens

Nuclear science contributes to many of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the IAEA supports countries in their developments efforts, said IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano at the opening of the 2016 Scientific Forum today. Read more →

IAEA Scientific Forum 2016: Atoms for People, Planet and Prosperity

Since the 1930s, various peaceful applications of nuclear technology have helped countries achieve their development priorities. This year's IAEA Scientific Forum - Nuclear Technology for the Sustainable Development Goals – will bring together experts and scientists on 28 and 29 September to showcase how nuclear techniques are used to improve human and animal health, boost prosperity and protect the planet. More →

Video Series: Nuclear Science for Sustainable Development

Nuclear technology can play a significant role in the achievement of many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially in the fields of health, food security, energy and the environment. To illustrate the IAEA’s support to Member States in these areas, the Agency has launched a new series of nine short videos. The contribution of nuclear science to the SDGs will also be discussed during the IAEA Scientific Forum. The upcoming General Conference marks the beginning of the IAEA’s 60-year anniversary. More →