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IAEA provides emergency assistance for Mediterranean fruit fly outbreak in the Caribbean
30 November 2015 | In late 2014, an outbreak of Mediterranean fruit fly (medfly) was detected in Punta Cana, a major tourist area in eastern Dominican Republic. A new, regional TC project aims to strengthen and harmonize fruit fly surveillance and management capacities at the pre-harvest level throughout the affected region. Read more
Joining the club: UAE develops its nuclear power programme with TC support
26 November 2015 | In less than 10 years, the UAE has made tremendous progress in its NPP (nuclear power plant) Programme, and all in accordance with highest standards of safety and security. View photo essay
Technical Cooperation a Key Agenda Item at IAEA Board of Governors Meeting
26 November 2015 | Director General Yukiya Amano delivered his opening statement at the meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors starting today in Vienna, by addressing issues of technical cooperation, nuclear applications, nuclear energy, safety and security, and nuclear verification. Read more»
With EU Support, the IEC and TC programme strengthen emergency preparedness globally
26 November 2015 | Using the expertise of the Incident and Emergency Centre (IEC), the IAEA is conducting exercises and organizing training events in Brazil and Botswana in order to strengthen the emergency preparedness and response (EPR) capacities of its Member States. Read more»

Committee Backs IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme for 2016-2017
25 November 2015 | The IAEA's Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee has recommended for approval to the IAEA Board of Governors the Agency’s Technical Cooperation (TC) Programme for 2016-2017 and the TC budget for 2016. The latter earmarks 74.3 million euros for new and ongoing core TC projects, and another 61.4 million euros for TC projects for which funding has not so far been identified – so called “footnote-a” projects. Read more»

Cooperating on crops: IAEA and ICBA meet to finalize joint activities
25 November 2015 | In follow up to the signing of a Practical Arrangement, a meeting was held with representatives of the ICBA on 4-5 November at the Agency’s Vienna headquarters to prepare a mutually-agreeable action plan in order to operationalize the budding collaboration. Read more»
On the safe side: IAEA organizes Second School for Drafting Radiation Safety Regulations in Asia and the Pacific
25 November 2015 | As part of an ongoing regional TC project, in which 28 Member States and territories are participating, the Agency hosted its Second School for Drafting Regulations on Radiation Safety for IAEA Member States in the Asia and the Pacific region from 9 to 20 November 2015, at its headquarters in Vienna. Read more»

Helping Asia Fight Cancer Through Advanced Brachytherapy
24 November 2015 | Cervical cancer patients often require a specific, technically challenging treatment that is not always readily available in developing countries. In Asia, which accounts for close to half of the world’s cervical cancer deaths, the IAEA has completed a four-year project to increase survival rates. Over 1,000 specialists were trained on 3D image-guided brachytherapy, an advanced form of radiotherapy. Read more»
From the Past to the Future: Measuring Air Pollution in Asia and the Pacific Using Nuclear Techniques
24 November 2015 | For over a decade, scientists in Asia and the Pacific have been using nuclear techniques to identify the source and level of pollution in the air – and the data collected over the years can now inform policymaking. Read more»
Mongolia signs a Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2016–2021
24 November 2015 | HE Mr Gunaajav Batjargal, Ambassador and Resident Representative, Permanent Mission of Mongolia to the IAEA, and Mr Dazhu Yang, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, have signed Mongolia’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2016–2021. Read more»
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