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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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A team of IAEA experts, led by the IAEA Department of Nuclear Energy's Juan Carlos Lentijo (right), peer into the Common Spent Fuel Pool at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, 27 November 2013
9 February 2015 News Story

IAEA Experts Review Japan’s Decommissioning Plans, Visit Fukushima Daiichi Site

Decommissioning experts from the IAEA started a mission to review Japan's plans and work to decommission the damaged Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.

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5 February 2015 News Story

Taking Stock: EU, IAEA Strengthen Nuclear-Related Cooperation

Representatives from the IAEA, the European Commission and the European External Action Service reviewed and strengthened nuclear-related cooperation at the third annual Senior Officials Meeting in Luxembourg this week.

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Construction of new safe confinement for Unit 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. (Photo: ChNPP)
4 February 2015 News Story

New IAEA Project Focusses on Decommissioning and Remediation of Damaged Nuclear Facilities

The IAEA has launched a new project aimed at benefiting from the experiences gained from the challenges of decommissioning and remediating damaged nuclear facilities.

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Last update: 3 March 2015