31 July 2015 News Story

United States Ratifies Key Nuclear Security Amendment

The United States today formally ratified the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM), a move welcomed by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano as “an important step to bolster nuclear security around the world.”

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INMA technical meeting
30 July 2015 News Story

First IAEA-Endorsed Nuclear Technology Management Master's Programme Available this Fall

As of September 2015, the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom will offer a new master’s programme on nuclear technology management that conforms to the requirements endorsed by the IAEA.

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Doctors receive IAEA training in 3-D radiotherapy tools to more accurately target cancer
29 July 2015 News Story

Doctors Receive IAEA Training in 3-D Radiotherapy Tools to More Accurately Target Cancer

Hands-on training with the latest cancer treatment tools helps radiation oncologists — specialized doctors — to deliver precise radiation treatment for managing cancerous or malignant tumours while minimizing harm to healthy tissue caused by unnecessary radiation exposure.

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27 July 2015 News Story

How IAEA Safeguards Contribute to International Peace and Security

IAEA Safeguards are a set of technical measures that allow the IAEA to independently verify a State’s legal commitment to use nuclear material and facilities only for peaceful purposes.

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24 July 2015 News Story

Improving Access to Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment across Africa

The IAEA joined the call of Africa's First Ladies to improve access to cancer diagnosis and treatment across the continent.

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23 July 2015 News Story

The Tsetse Fly Eradication Project in Senegal Wins Award for Best Sustainable Development Practices

A project in Senegal to eradicate tsetse flies that is supported by the FAO/IAEA was recently selected as one of 18 Best Sustainable Development Practices on Food Security at the EXPO Milano 2015.

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You can’t change what you can’t measure: understanding greenhouse gas emissions in Costa Rica
13 July 2015 News Story

You Can't Change What You Can't Measure: Understanding Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Costa Rica

In Costa Rica climate change is a real concern. The country is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, and is now taking steps to learn how much greenhouse gases the dairy and agricultural sectors emit in order to determine what actions it can take to reduce the impact of climate change.

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8 July 2015 News Story

IAEA Director General Amano Welcomes Italian, Turkish Ratification of Nuclear Security Amendment

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano welcomed ratification by Italy and Turkey of the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM), calling it a key step towards reducing the risk of nuclear terrorism.

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3 July 2015 News Story

Nuclear Safety is a Continuum, not a Final Destination

“There’s this continuum with regard to safety improvement,” said Ken Ellis, CEO of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) and Chair of the International Conference on Operational Safety, held at IAEA headquarters in Vienna last week.

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1 July 2015 News Story

Controlling Avian Flu in West Africa: Nuclear-Derived Techniques Enable Early Detection of Outbreaks

Following the recent outbreak of avian flu in Cote d’Ivoire, the IAEA – through its partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) – is helping West African countries in the early and accurate detection of the virus using nuclear-derived techniques.

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Kerry and Amano
29 June 2015 News Story

IAEA Director General and US Secretary of State John Kerry Meet on Iran Negotiations

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano met U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry today to discuss the ongoing negotiations between Iran and E3+3 countries.

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26 June 2015 News Story

Malaysian Rare Earth Plant Complies with IAEA Recommendations, Report Concludes

The Malaysian government has implemented all recommendations put forward by an IAEA-led review mission in 2011 on radiation safety at the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (LAMP), a rare earths processing facility completed in 2012 near Kuantan, Malaysia.

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Global Strategy to Eliminate Peste des petits ruminats (PPR) IAEA FAO
24 June 2015 News Story

Global Strategy to Fight Global Ruminant Pest Uses Nuclear Techniques

Nuclear techniques successfully used in the global eradication of rinderpest by 2011 will take centre stage in the elimination of a major small ruminant disease in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

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22 June 2015 News Story

Preparing for the Unexpected: Operational Safety Conference to Tackle the Big Issues

Four years after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident in Japan, the international nuclear community is gathering once again to discuss the lessons that have been learned, and explore avenues for the improvement of operational safety worldwide.

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Some conference participants
22 June 2015 News Story

Greater Transparency and Public Engagement Highlighted at Spent Fuel Management Conference

Effective public engagement is key to the success of spent fuel management programmes, concluded experts at the end of a five-day

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19 June 2015 News Story

IAEA Meeting Discusses Nuclear Power Options in Latin America

Latin American countries considering the introduction of nuclear power got important insights earlier this month into the opportunities and challenges of developing new nuclear power projects from countries already using nuclear power.

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Tabletop exercise
19 June 2015 News Story

Coastal and Shipping States Conduct Exercise Simulating Maritime Transport Emergency

Radioactive cargo, such as irradiated nuclear fuel and radioactive waste, is often shipped by sea for long haul destinations. Maritime shipping is a safe and effective mode of transport, and an emergency at sea is highly unlikely.

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LEU Bank Agreement Signing
18 June 2015 News Story

IAEA and Russia Sign Transit Agreement for IAEA Fuel Bank

The IAEA and the Russian Federation today signed a transit agreement for the transport of low enriched uranium (LEU) and equipment through Russian territory to and from the IAEA LEU Bank, which is being established in Kazakhstan.

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Coffee farm in Viet Nam
17 June 2015 News Story

Tackling the Global Problem of Desertification Using Nuclear Techniques

Drylands represent 40 per cent of the world's land mass and are home to one third of the human population. Yet these fragile ecosystems — often the only available farmland for many — are under continuous threat.

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16 June 2015 News Story

IAEA Impact: Sri Lanka Proves Radioactivity Is Not An Issue In Its Coastal Waters

Over one million Sri Lankans rely on the sea for their income, and about half of the animal protein intake of the island’s population comes from fish. The sea provides the inhabitants of the country with livelihoods, day-to-day nutrition, or both.

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Last update: 3 August 2015