The IAEA will play an active part in helping the international community with the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are expected to be adopted at the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Summit in New York this weekend. Director General Yukiya Amano is representing the IAEA at the Summit.
“Looking at the 17 goals, I am struck by the very close overlap with the work of the IAEA,” Mr Amano has said. “The new goals cover poverty, hunger, human health, clean water, affordable and clean energy, industry and innovation, and climate change, to name just a few. These are all areas in which nuclear science and technology have much to offer.”
To shed light on the role of nuclear science and technology, and in turn, the IAEA, in some of the areas covered by the SDGs, here is a look at how the IAEA is providing support to countries in using nuclear and isotopic techniques. This work is expected to intensify in light of the SDGs, and will help to bring the world closer to achieving the relevant targets.