Updated: Media events during upcoming IAEA General Conference

Press Activities for the GC 2013 – please see www.iaea.org/press  for updates throughout the week.

Date Time Topic Description Location
17 Sep 10:00   The UK Mission will hold a press briefing with Baroness Verma, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department of Energy & Climate Change. We will hold it on a London Double Decker Bus on the Plaza (impossible to miss). Tea will be served. VIC Plaza
17 Sep 10:45 – 12:15 Radon Radon in Homes – An Unrecognized Risk M4
17 Sep 11:00 Scientific Forum Opening of this year’s Scientific Forum: The Blue PLANET, Nuclear Applications for a Sustainable Marine Environment. For more information and the live stream to this event, please see the Forum Website. Board Room D, C building, fourth floor
17 Sep 15:00 IAEA and EC to sign MoU, Nuclear Safety IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano and European Commissioner for Energy Günther Oettinger will sign the Memorandum on Nuclear Safety, establishing a framework for cooperation to help improve nuclear safety in Europe. Both officials will offer short statements. M02 foyer
17 Sep 16:00 Myanmar to sign Additional Protocol with IAEA A photo opportunity will be provided for the signing ceremony at 16:00 followed by a short question and answer session with the Minister and the Director General. M02 foyer
17-18 Sep (11:00 on Tuesday) 10:00 – 18:00 Scientific Forum Scientists at the IAEA’s Environment Laboratories in Monaco study biological processes to understand how marine organisms react to acidification and warming. The IAEA 2013 Scientific Forum, entitled “The Blue Planet — Nuclear Applications for a Sustainable Marine Environment”, focuses on the IAEA’s work with Member States
and international partners in monitoring and evaluating the challenges facing our
oceans, and in seeking solutions.
Boardroom D
17 Sep 14:00 Tipping Point Film Scientific Forum – feature film on Ocean Acidification Boardroom D
17 Sep 15:00 Memorandum of Understanding with EU on Nuclear Safety DG Short Statement, Photo Op, Joint Press Release IAEA/EU Outside Plenary MO2 Foyer
17-Sep 18:00 Scientific Forum – Reception Journalists covering the Forum are welcome to attend. CO2
18-Sep 09:30-11:00 Support to New Nuclear Power Programmes: INIR Missions and Agency Assistance This side event will highlight the Agency’s INIR missions by providing feedback from Member States who have hosted recent INIR missions. It will provide MS views on how the results of INIRs were used in developing national nuclear power programmes, and to prioritize assistance. C3
18-Sep 10:30 – 14:30 Iraq Decommissioning Project The Iraq Decommissioning Project: Eight Years of Accomplishments C2
18-Sep 10:30-12:00 Signature of Strategic Action Plan for the Nubian Aquifer The Strategic Action Plan for the Nubian Aquifer will be signed by Egypt, Chad, Libya and Sudan. The SAP has been developed as a result of TC project RAF8041, in cooperation with UNDP/GEF. Joint Press Release. MOE79
18-Sep 11:30-13:00 Positive developments achieved in disposal programmes worldwide – “Radioactive waste disposal – from theory to implementation” This side-event will share advances in disposal programmes worldwide. It will offer a review of “success stories”, where “success” is defined as progress …through the various stages of disposal programme development C3
18-Sep 13:00 – 15:00 Innovative Technologies for Waste Water Treatment and Marine Environment Protection Partnership building event consisting of a briefing and Q&A session on novel approaches to sustainable water management, involving NA and external research institutions, laboratories and industry/technology developers. Aim to raise Member State awareness of available technology, and to open partnerships for the TC programme. May be held jointly with NA. M7
18-Sep 13:30 – 15:00 FoRUM (Friends of Responsible Uranium Mining): ‘Resourcing the source: human and geological resources for responsible uranium mining’ The event will highlight training needs for aspiring, new and established uranium-producing Member States and the role of intergovernmental and IAEA contributions to personnel education, training and development. The new UN resource classification scheme for describing uranium resources and reserves and its place in the NEA/IAEA Red Book on uranium resources, production and demand will also be presented. C3
18-Sep 13:30 Visit to the Incident and Emergency Centre Press visit to the IEC – meeting at Press Point Press Point meeting at 13:25
18-Sep 15:00 – 17:00 Strengthening Cradle-to-Grave Control of Radioactive Sources in the Mediterranean Region The IAEA is supporting control of radioactive sources in the Mediterranean region through the EC-supported TC project INT9176. TC, NE NS and participating countries will showcase achievements made under the project. This event may be held jointly with NE and NS. M7
18-Sep 15:30-17:00 Networks for Collaboration in Nuclear Education Bringing together national, regional and interregional educational networks, enables a better understanding of achievements and challenges, allows for discussion of policies and strategies for nuclear education, and constitutes a forum to share best practices. C3
19-Sep 10:00-12:00 3rd Nuclear Operator Organizations Cooperation Forum The purpose of this side event is to identify and share the owner and operator’s perspectives, recent experiences, relevant factors and approaches influencing the safety and performance improvements, as well as long-term strategies emerging after the Fukushima accident. Library
19-Sep 12:00-13:30 European Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering (EMSNE) Award Ceremony The Award Ceremony was successfully organized for the first time as Side Event during the GC at the IAEA in 2012. M02 Foyer
19-Sep 13:30-15:00 Energy Planning and Nuclear Energy System Sustainability Assessment (PESS & INPRO) – Services of the NE Department The briefing will present an integrated view of services provided by NE to Member States including training, assistance and tool sets for broad energy planning (PESS services), … Library
19-Sep 14:00 Visit to the Safeguards satellite imagery office Site visit Press Point meeting at 13:55
19-Sep 15:30-17:00 Issues affecting Long-term Sustainable Energy Development VEC Members will address their unique issues related to long-term sustainable energy development. Potential topics could include: areas of uncertainty regarding the economy, policies, and technology; Boardroom D
19-Sep 18:30 – 20:30 Screening of the Film Pandora’s Promise Open to everyone accredited to the GC – Robert Stone will also take questions. Boardroom D


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