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World Radio Day: Spreading the word about IAEA technical cooperation activities through radio

13 February 2014
With the widespread use of TV, video, online content and social media, the medium of radio can sometimes be forgotten. But one important way to reach IAEA Member States in the developing parts of the world where internet access or TV ownership is limited is through radio.

The IAEA not only produces its own podcasts, which are available online, but also works with UN Radio to raise awareness of the IAEA’s technical cooperation (TC) programme activities and the issues that TC projects address.

UN Radio produces daily news content in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Kiswahili, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, and weekly programmes in, Hindi, Urdu and Indonesian. Content can be downloaded from their website and used by broadcasters in their programmes or as a source of information and materials for individual reporters.

To celebrate World Radio day, UN Radio news reports from 2013 and 2014, highlighting IAEA technical cooperation activities, are listed below - ranging from mapping available water in the Sahel region to ensuring safer food in Indonesia:

21 January 2014 | New resistant wheat varieties halt spread of deadly disease
In the fight to combat the spread of UG99, the IAEA is working to distribute the new resistant mutant wheat lines to other countries, in addition to providing training in mutation techniques.
  Listen to UN radio report

15 November 2013 | The promotion of peaceful uses of technology helps improve the lives of people in Jamaica
Jamaica attaches great importance to the vital work of the IAEA in fostering nuclear safety and security and promoting peaceful uses of nuclear technology.
  Listen to UN radio report

18 October 2013 | Libya, Chad, Egypt and Sudan agree to fairly share their "water wealth"
Chad, Egypt, Libya and Sudan share the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System (NSAS), the world's largest known "fossil" water aquifer system.
  Listen to UN radio report

18 September 2013 | Four African Nations Agree to Water Management Programme
Seeking to improve their management of water resources, four northeast African nations today agreed at the IAEA to establish a long-term framework for utilizing a key underground water system.  
  Listen to UN radio report
Arabic | Chinese | French | Kiswahili | Portuguese | Russian | Spanish |

18 September 2013 | Professor Barawa, Minister of Communication, Science and Technology, United Republic of Tanzania, talks about the sterile insect technique.   Listen to UN radio report (Kiswahili)

9 September 2013 | Scientists tackle impact of climate change on polar and mountainous ecosystems
In a meeting held recently at the IAEA, scientists discussed a proposal that will be used to improve understanding of the impact of climate change on fragile polar and mountainous ecosystems of the world.
  Listen to UN radio report

6 September 2013 | Disease-resistant wheat varieties debut in Kenya
Two new varieties of disease-resistant wheat have been introduced to farmers in Kenya.
  Listen to UN radio report

2 September 2013 | Tanzania benefits from UN agencies' workshop on water
The FAO and the IAEA recently organized a six-week training course on agricultural water management for their member states.
  Listen to UN radio report

21 August 2013 | UN nuclear agency helps to map available water in Africa's Sahel region
The IAEA is working together with the Sahel countries to map the available groundwater in the region, using a technique known as "Isotope Hydrology".
  Listen to UN radio report

3 July 2013 | African countries battle deadly tsetse fly with help from UN atomic energy agency
With the support of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the use of the Sterile Insect Technique, some African countries are winning their fight to control the pest.
  Listen to UN radio report

11 June 2013 | IAEA hosts expert meeting to improve cooperation framework for Latin America and the Caribbean
The role of nuclear techniques in helping to tackle a range of development challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean was the focus of a recent meeting held at the headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria.

  Listen to UN radio report

1 April 2013 | Indonesia: Safer food for a growing population
The International Atomic Energy Agency is helping Indonesia
to keep its food safe with irradiation.

  Listen to UN radio report
18 March 2013 | Nuclear technology to fight malnutrition in Latin America
Through its technical cooperation programme, the IAEA is working with the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean
to support national efforts to combat malnutrition among schoolchildren.

  Listen to UN radio report
(Spanish only)


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