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Yukiya Amano
27 April 2015 News Story

IAEA Backs NPT Goal to Maximise Peaceful Nuclear Benefits, Says Director General Amano

United Nations Headquarters — The IAEA plays an important role in activities under the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), even though it is not a party to the landmark pact that took effect 45 years ago, Director General Yukiya Amano

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25 April 2015 News Story

Girls Discover the IAEA on Daughters' Day

Even though this is 12-year-old Myla’s third time attending the IAEA’s annual Daughters’ Day event, she says she keeps learning new and interesting things.

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Mosquito
24 April 2015 News Story

World Malaria Day: How a Nuclear Technique Could Provide a Future Method for Mosquito Control

A nuclear technique successfully used to control the spread of various pests could, in the future, contribute to combatting mosquitos and the diseases they carry.

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24 April 2015 News Story

Building Confidence and Trust during a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency

Intense discussions and sharing lessons learned as well as innovative ideas were the hallmarks of the ninth International Experts Meeting (IEM) which focused on assessment and prognosis in response to a nuclear or radiological emergency. Two hundred experts from 70 countries and five internationa

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IAEA workshop on monitoring during a nuclear or radiological emergency
23 April 2015 News Story

IAEA Helps Strengthen Emergency Preparedness and Response Skills at Workshop in Fukushima

Radiological monitoring and environmental sampling are some of the most important activities responders would need to engage in during and immediately after a nuclear or radiological emergency to achieve their most important task: protecting the public.

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Rad Detection
22 April 2015 News Story

Bringing the Realization of a Strengthened Global Nuclear Security Framework Ever Closer

The entry into force of the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) is vitally important to the global nuclear security framework. This was the core message the IAEA and its partners delivered to participants of a workshop on facilitating adherence to an

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Dao Thanh Canh
21 April 2015 News Story

IAEA Impact: Viet Nam Tackles Soil Erosion With Nuclear Techniques

Dao Thanh Canh never studied physics or chemistry in school, but he understands a thing or two about nuclear isotopes. Until a couple of years ago, much of his five-acre farm on the hills of central Viet Nam was gradually sliding away.

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Third Conference on Energy and Nuclear Power in Africa - Assessing African Energy Needs and Planning for the Future
21 April 2015 News Story

Nuclear Energy Contributes to Development: Energy Conference in Africa Looks at Options

Africa's energy future, as well as opportunities for regional cooperation in nuclear energy development, were the focus of discussions at the Third Conference on Energy and Nuclear Power in Africa — Assessing African Energy Needs and Planning for the Future, organized by the IAEA in Kenya last week.

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How the atom benefits life
20 April 2015 News Story

How the Atom Benefits Life

Nuclear technologies are used world-wide to meet some of the fundamental needs of modern daily life. These include access to energy and proper medical care, food production and the management of water resources.

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UN New York
20 April 2015 News Story

Nuclear Technology for Development: Contributing to the Implementation of the NPT

High-level government representatives will discuss the benefits of nuclear science and technology for development at an event organized by the IAEA on the margins of the 2015 Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non‑Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) on 27 April 2015 in New York.

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Fukushima
17 April 2015 News Story

Providing the Big Picture During a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency

For one week in late April, more than 200 experts from 70 countries and five international organizations will gather at IAEA headquarters to discuss the latest trends related to assessment and prognosis in response to a nuclear or radiological emergency.

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CSC event
15 April 2015 News Story

Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage Enters into Force

The Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear damage (CSC) entered into force today.

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Tanzania
14 April 2015 News Story

IAEA Impact: Water Protection Measures and Community Involvement Increase Sustainability of Uranium Mining in Tanzania

The stage is set for uranium mining in the United Republic of Tanzania, following recent changes to the country's regulatory framework that brought it in line with IAEA recommendations.

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Minjmaa Minjgee
13 April 2015 News Story

Mongolia and IAEA: Successful Cooperation, Renewed Focus on Cancer Care

Replacements for existing radiotherapy treatment units and the forthcoming installation of two new linear accelerators will greatly boost Mongolia's national cancer programme and reduce waiting times for cancer patients.

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Chile Workshop
10 April 2015 News Story

Strengthening the Safe Use of Radiation in Medical Practice: Experts Call for Accelerated Introduction of International Basic Safety Standards

Sound regulatory frameworks based on IAEA safety standards and effective communication are essential to ensuring that radiation used in medicine provides benefits to patients while minimizing risks.

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DG in Egypt
8 April 2015 News Story

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano Commends Egypt for Sharing Expertise in Nuclear Science and Technology

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano has acknowledged the importance of Egypt as a partner of the Agency and commended its willingness to share its expertise in nuclear science and technology with other countries in the region.

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Jamaican Slowpoke Research Reactor
8 April 2015 News Story

IAEA to Assist Conversion of Jamaican Research Reactor to LEU Fuel

The Caribbean’s only research reactor will be converted to low enriched uranium (LEU) fuel later this year, decreasing non-proliferation risks while doubling the reactor’s utilization capacity.

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Checking for pesticide residue
7 April 2015 News Story

Contributing to Strengthening Food Safety: IAEA Commemorates World Health Day

In recent times, food safety has been in the spotlight with reported outbreaks of serious food contamination and fraud, such as horse meat found in beef burgers, melamine in milk powder, and inferior rice, honey, whisky and fruit juice substituted for the genuine product.

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A field worker discusses the benefits of good nutrition at an urban primary school in Guatemala
7 April 2015 News Story

IAEA Impact: Guatemala Works to Control the Double Burden of Malnutrition

With the help of nuclear techniques, scientists and health workers in Guatemala are now able to identify the causes and consequences of malnutrition in the country’s children, enabling policymakers to devise strategies to combat obesity and stunting.

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Alatau Research Reactor
7 April 2015 News Story

IAEA Impact: Making the World Safer, One Research Reactor At a Time

During the night of 29 September 2014, a heavy transport plane took off from an air base in Kazakhstan after an operation to remove fuel and increase the security of a research reactor.

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Last update: 27 April 2015