26 March 2015 News Story

IAEA Director General Commends India's Cancer Control Expertise

The establishment of comprehensive cancer control programmes in developing countries demonstrates how nuclear technology can contribute to global development, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said during a visit to the Tata Memorial Centre cancer hospital in Mumbai.

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25 March 2015 News Story

Open for Applications: IAEA Coordinated Research Activities in 2015

Research institutes and organizations interested in gaining access to vast global databases of research findings and taking part in papers submitted to high-level, peer-reviewed journals, can now submit a proposal for a Research Contract or Agreement to take part in IAEA-coordinated research activities this year

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24 March 2015 News Story

Safeguards: Preventing the Spread of Nuclear Weapons

The IAEA is often called the world's "nuclear watchdog". Have you ever wondered why that is?

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Manoj Chumroo
24 March 2015 News Story

IAEA Impact: More Bountiful Crops With Every Drop Using Drip Irrigation in Mauritius

Cauliflower, broccoli, sweet pepper and many other nutritious vegetables used to be expensive in Mauritius. This has all changed over the past few years, and local farms are now starting to supply the country's growing population and burgeoning tourism industry with fresh, locally grown produce.

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Yukiya Amano
23 March 2015 News Story

IAEA Director General Urges Iran to Clarify Nuclear Concerns

Iran needs to help clarify concerns about possible military dimensions to its nuclear programme but progress so far has been limited, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said in a statement at the Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference in Washington.

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20 March 2015 News Story

IAEA Marks World Water Day

Finding available, clean and safe water is a cornerstone of human development. Nuclear techniques can help in identifying and guarding water resources in countries all over the world.

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19 March 2015 News Story

South African hospital offers improved cancer care and training to staff from across Africa

Improved cancer care and strengthened research and development capabilities are among the main results of South Africa’s collaboration with the IAEA over the last decades, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria.

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Under lush green fertile lands, the Guarani Aquifer spans over 1.2 million square kilometres
18 March 2015 News Story

IAEA Impact: Brazil and Its Neighbours Work to Protect One of the World's Largest Groundwater Reservoirs

Shrouded in mystery, the future of the largest groundwater reservoir in Latin America once left scientists, academics and politicians in Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay concerned about the fate of their major freshwater resource.

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IAEA Director General Amano visits the Ithemba Laboratory for Accelerator-Based Sciences at Wits University, Southf Africa
18 March 2015 News Story

Nuclear Technology is Key to Africa's Development, IAEA Director General Says

Nuclear technology has much to contribute to the social and economic development of Africa, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said in Pelindaba, South Africa at a special event marking the 50th anniversary of the country's first research reactor.

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Deployment of a tsetse trap
17 March 2015 News Story

IAEA Impact: Senegal Nears First Victory in Eradicating Tsetse Flies

After a four-year eradication programme including nuclear techniques, the Niayes region of Senegal is now almost free of the tsetse fly, which used to decimate livestock.

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IAEA Board of Governors
5 March 2015 News Story

Board of Governors Concludes March Deliberations

After four days of deliberations the IAEA Board of Governors closed its meeting on 5 March 2015.

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Radiation oncology team at the National Cancer Centre, Angau Memorial Hospital, Papua New Guinea
4 March 2015 News Story

Papua New Guinea to Fight Pests, Improve Access to Cancer Care Under First Ever IAEA Project

Papua New Guinea, one of the IAEA’s newest Member States, is getting ready to use nuclear techniques in agriculture, environmental monitoring and cancer treatment, the country’s officials said.

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3 March 2015 News Story

Women on Boards

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2015, the IAEA hosted another riveting panel discussion, this time focusing on powerful women serving on academic, national and international boards, and at the head of international organisations.

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IAEA Board of Governors, 2 March 2015
2 March 2015 News Story

IAEA Director General Highlights Importance of Nuclear Techniques for Development

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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Technician working in the BSL-3 laboratory of the Centre for Disease Control/Uganda Virus Research Institute (CDC/UVRI)
27 February 2015 News Story

Early Warning for Ebola: Strengthening Africa's Capacity to Anticipate Risk of Outbreaks

Experts in Africa will be able to better track and detect animal diseases that could eventually be transmitted to humans as a result of a new € 2.7 million IAEA project.

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Vienna International Centre
24 February 2015 News Story

Experts Underscore Need to Strengthen R&D Data Sharing as Part of Post-Fukushima Action Plan

The need to improve understanding and reduce uncertainty in phenomenon and models having bearing on safety by better sharing information on vital nuclear research projects was underscored at the IAEA's eighth International Experts Meeting (IEM) in Vienna last week.

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Scientist examines soil samples in Antarctica
20 February 2015 News Story

A Changing World

Nuclear techniques are now being used in polar and mountainous regions to study climate change and its impact on land-water-ecosystem quality in order to better conserve and manage these resources.

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11 February 2015 News Story

Nuclear Newcomers Share Experiences

Senior experts from nuclear newcomers and operating nuclear power countries agreed that government guidance and support, stakeholder involvement, financing and safety are key issues in implementing a sustainable nuclear programme, at last week's annual

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Diplomatic Conference, 9 February 2015
10 February 2015 News Story

Vienna Declaration on Nuclear Safety Is Adopted at Diplomatic Conference

The Vienna Declaration on Nuclear Safety has been unanimously adopted by the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety (CNS).

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World Cancer Day 2015
9 February 2015 News Story

Together We Can Do More

Cancer is preventable and increasingly curable, but to fight the disease in low and middle income countries requires international collaboration and resources.

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Last update: 27 March 2015