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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»
Raising voices for global access to cancer care
23 November 2015 | In PACT’s #CancerCare4All video, Member State Representatives to the IAEA, cancer experts, and UN staff highlight the urgent need for expanded cancer services in developing countries. Read more»
Close collaboration, closer care: IAEA and partners support nuclear medicine professionals in Asia and the Pacific
19 November 2015 | DDG Dazhu Yang has signed recently two Practical Arrangements (PA)—the first with the King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) in Jordan, and the second with the Chonnam National University Medical School and Hospitals (CNUMSH) in Korea—to foster collaboration for the development and implementation of the IAEA Curricula for Nuclear Medicine Professionals (ICNMP).Read more»
From Lab Coats to Hazmat Suits: IAEA Trains Scientists to Work Safely With Ebola
11 November 2015 | Low and middle income countries in Africa are confronted with the challenge to timely and accurately diagnose dangerous diseases that can spread from animals to humans and to prevent their further spread.Read more»
Opening Ceremony of the First School of Radiation Emergency Management in Latin America and the Caribbean
11 November 2015 | The Opening Ceremony of the First School of Emergency Management in Latin America and the Caribbean took place on 9 November 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the Institute of Radioprotection and Dosimetry (IRD) of the National Nuclear Energy Commission (CNEN) of Brazil. Read more»
Viet Nam signs its third Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2016 - 2021
2 November 2015 | H.E Mr. PHAM Cong Tac, Vice Minister of Science and Technology and Mr Dazhu Yang, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, have signed Viet Nam’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2016-2021 on 2 November 2015. Read more»
The First School of Radiation Emergency Management in Latin America and the Caribbean is ready to open its doors
30 October 2015 | After almost two years of preparatory work, the First School of Emergency Management in Latin America and the Caribbean is ready to be launched in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Read more»
Sixth Annual Seminar on Technical Cooperation for Diplomats – An annual seminar introducing the technical cooperation programme to delegates from Permanent Missions
29 October 2015 | On 27 October 2015, the IAEA’s Department of Technical Cooperation (TC) held its sixth annual all-day Seminar on Technical Cooperation for Diplomats at the IAEA’s headquarters in Vienna. Read more»
Reviewing emergency preparedness across the African region
28 October 2015 | In the last year, the IAEA has implemented several Emergency Preparedness Review (EPREV) services in a number of Member States in the African region, including Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and the United Republic of Tanzania. The EPREV missions were carried out under an ongoing technical cooperation (TC) project, and were supported by the European Union (EU). Read more»
Preparation through Technical Cooperation: The TC Programme at the International Conference on Global Emergency Preparedness and Response
23 October 2015 | The IAEA has just completed a week-long International Conference on Global Emergency Preparedness and Response, held in Vienna from 19 to 23 October. The IAEA’s technical cooperation (TC) programme, which delivers capacity building services to Member States, was presented at the exhibition accompanying the event. Read more»
Breaking the cycle: IAEA observes World Food Day and considers the link between poverty and hunger
16 October 2015 | Observed each year on the date of the FAO’s founding, October 16, World Food Day provides an opportunity to consider the problem of hunger, to promote the transfer of technologies to the developing world, and to encourage the participation of rural peoples in decision-making processes. Read more»
IAEA emphasizes link between nuclear techniques and soil sustainability at COP12 side event
16 October 2015 | The IAEA has organized a side-event to highlight the benefits of soil science for sustainable land management, to be held on the margins of the 12th session of the UNCCD Conference of the Parties (COP12). Read more»
An Introduction to Technical Cooperation for the Latin American and the Caribbean new NLOs and NLAs
14 October 2015 | Organized under the aegis of an ongoing TC project, and held in Vienna, from 5-9 October 2015, an induction workshop delivered a thorough briefing to 17 newcomer NLOs and NLAs on the TC programme’s functions, strategy, roles and responsibilities and processes. Read more»
Maintaining progress: African Senior Ministry of Health Officials consider how to sustain nuclear medicine services in the continent
12 October 2015 | With the goal of addressing the challenges posed by operation and maintenance costs, 43 medical professionals attended an IAEA-organized Regional Meeting on Strengthening and Sustaining of Nuclear Medicine Programmes in Africa, held at the Agency’s Vienna headquarters from 5-9 October. Read more»
Back to School: European training specialists receive briefing on the newest nuclear safety training course
7 October 2015 | A workshop, held from 30 September—2 October, was attended by 14 training specialists from throughout the European region in order to learn about the newest iteration of the Basic Professional Training Course on Nuclear Safety (BPTC). Read more»
Closing Soon - Final Call for 2015 Best Practice Submissions!
2 October 2015 | Submissions for the 2015 best practice collection are closing in two weeks – please submit your proposals using the survey questionnaire before 15 October 2015. Read more»
Cancer Care in Tunisia: Changing Perceptions
1 October 2015 | Cancer isn’t a death sentence. At least not anymore. This is the message Tunisian doctors are delivering to their patients: If detected and treated early, cancer is curable. Read more»

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