IAEA Director General Highlights Importance of Nuclear Techniques for Development

IAEA Director General Highlights Importance of Nuclear Techniques for Development

2 March 2015

Helping developing countries to fight diseases and meet their development needs using nuclear technology was one of the main issues addressed by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano in his introductory statement to the Agency’s Board of Governors.

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Last update: 3 March 2015