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Yangon Radiologists, Medical Physicists Juggle to Provide Cancer Patients with Quality Care
29 November 2016 | Mya Mya Kyi is in a hurry, trying to cut through a throng of patients waiting for their turn on the hallways of the Radiotherapy Department at Yangon General Hospital. Read more»
Dosimetry - The Role of Dosimetry in Protecting Workers Exposed to Ionizing Radiation
22 November 2016 | In order to ensure the health and safety of workers exposed to ionizing radiation, frequent intercomparison exercises take place in Member States.
The results of such an exercise, conducted under a regional technical cooperation project, were recently discussed in Ghana. View photo essay»
Representatives From Nine CARICOM States Tour the IAEA Incident and Emergency Centre
22 November 2016 | Sixteen delegates representing nine states from the Caribbean Community have visited the IAEA Incident and Emergency Centre. Ms Elena Buglova, Head of Centre, led the delegates in a tour of the operational centre. Read more»
IAEA to Help Small Island Developing States Meet Development Challenges
18 November 2016 | They’re small, they’re isolated and they share common challenges. They’re often referred to as Small Island Developing States, or SIDS. Representatives from this group of countries gathered last week in Vienna to discuss ways in which the IAEA could help them tackle some of these pressing issues using nuclear technology. Read more»
Targeted learning: Targeted Radionuclide Therapy
18 November 2016 | Twenty-five nuclear medicine physicians and physicists from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean have recently attended a six day course on targeted radionuclide therapies with the support of the IAEA’s technical cooperation programme. Read more»
IAEA Director General Outlines 2017 Technical Cooperation Programme at Board of Governors Meeting
17 November 2016 | IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano highlighted the main areas of the Agency's Technical Cooperation programme in 2017 in his statement to the Board of Governors on Thursday. Read more»
Working Towards Food Safety and Animal Health in Morocco
16 November 2016 | An IAEA technical cooperation project supported by the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, has greatly enhanced the capacities of Morocco’s national veterinary laboratories to detect veterinary drug residues and animal diseases. Read more»
How Bangladesh is Breaking Down Barriers to Nuclear Medicine
2 November 2016 | Dhaka, Bangladesh — The number of people who can affordably access diagnostic medical care in Bangladesh has increased three times over the last ten years, as the country has expanded and strengthened its nuclear medical services. Read more»
The 60th IAEA General Conference: A Week in Pictures with the Department of Technical Cooperation
27 October 2016 | The IAEA held its 60th General Conference in September. It was an occasion for delegates not only to consider and approve the IAEA’s programme and budget, and other issues, but also to discuss, learn and network with representatives from the IAEA’s 168 Member States. View photo essay»
Designing and Evaluating Interventions to Reduce Obesity and Related Health Risks in Africa: How Nuclear Techniques Can Help
20 October 2016 | At the request of twelve Member States in the Africa region, an IAEA technical cooperation project has been carried out between 2012 and 2016 with the aim of building capacities in the use of stable isotope techniques to assess body fat, total energy expenditure and physical activity. Read more»
Introducing the IAEA’s Technical Cooperation Programme: Annual Seminar for Diplomats Takes Place
19 October 2016 | The seventh annual Seminar on Technical Cooperation for Diplomats took place on 6 October 2016, and brought together almost 40 delegates from 25 Permanent Missions in Vienna. Read more»
Regional/Cooperative Agreements support enhanced inter-Agreement collaboration and establish new Quadripartite Forum
13 October 2016 | A Quadripartite Meeting between the four Regional/Cooperative Agreements AFRA, ARASIA, ARCAL and RCA has taken place on 29 September 2016, on the margins of the 60th regular session of the IAEA General Conference. Read more»
Save the date and register now for the first International Conference on the IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme: Sixty Years and Beyond - Contributing to Development
12 October 2016 | The IAEA is organizing its first ever International Conference on the IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme, which will take place in May 2017. Read more»
IAEA Curricula for Nuclear Medicine Professionals, Improving Nuclear Medicine Worldwide
03 October 2016 | The IAEA Curricula for Nuclear Medicine Professionals (ICNMP), developed to address the training needs of these professionals, was presented on 27 September 2016 at the Vienna International Centre, during the  60th General Conference at a side event titled ‘ICNMP: Elevating Learning through Innovative Strategies’. Read more»

Inspiring tomorrow’s scientists: The IAEA presents a new nuclear science and technology educational resource package for secondary schools
30 September 2016 | Tomorrow’s scientists are today’s students, and how can we inspire the next generation to choose science as a career? That’s the question that a new educational resource package developed by the IAEA in partnership with education and communication experts from around the world aims to answer. Read more»
Investing in Cancer Care Saves Lives and Strengthens Economies in Developing World
29 September 2016 | A radical increase in spending on cancer control is essential if the international community is to meet the United Nations sustainable development target of reducing cancer-related deaths by a third in 15 years. This requires cooperation between national governments, international organizations and development partners. Read more»
Technical Cooperation in Africa: What Works and How to Improve
29 September 2016 | In the last 10 years, the IAEA's support to Africa has led to tangible improvements in human health, water resource management, industrial applications and human resource development. Read more»
Benefitting Babies and Moms: Nuclear Techniques to Assess Breastfeeding Practices
29 September 2016 | Did you know nuclear techniques can be used to evaluate the success of national breastfeeding programmes? This was one of many topics discussed on the margins of the first day of the 60th IAEA General Conference. Read more»
Costa Rica signs a Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2017-2023
29 September 2016 | Ms Carolina Vásquez Soto, Vice Minister of Science and Technology, and Mr Dazhu Yang, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, have signed Costa Rica’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2017-2023. Read more»
Ghana signs its third Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2017 – 2021
28 September 2016 | Dr. Kwaku Aning, Governor of Ghana, IAEA Board of Governors and Mr Dazhu Yang, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, have signed the Ghana Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2017 – 2021. Read more»
China signs a Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2016-2021
28 September 2016 | During a courtesy visit with the IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano, Mr Lixin Shen, Deputy Director General, Department of System Engineering, China Atomic Energy Authority, and Mr Dazhu Yang, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, signed China’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2016-2021. Read more»
Oman signs its second Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2018-2023
28 September 2016 | HE Mr. Badr Mohamed Zaher Al Hinai, Resident Representative, Permanent Mission of Oman to the IAEA, and Mr Dazhu Yang, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, have signed Oman’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2018-2023. Read more»
New Mobile App to Help Doctors Evaluate Cancer in Women
27 September 2016 | Optimizing cancer care for women is the aim of a new mobile app designed to help doctors more quickly and accurately evaluate the extent of cancer in female reproductive organs and select the appropriate treatment. Read more»
Estonia signs its third Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2016-2021
27 September 2016 | Mr Meelis Münt, Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of the Environment, and Mr Dazhu Yang, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, have signed Estonia’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2016 - 2021. Read more»
Niger signs a Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2016-2021
27 September 2016 | HE Mr Ibrahim Yacoubou, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation, African Integration and Nigeriens Abroad, signed Niger’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2016-2021 on 26 September 2016. Read more»
IAEA Peaceful Uses Initiative Reaches €100 Million Funding Milestone
22 September 2016 | An International Atomic Energy Agency initiative to help countries benefit from peaceful uses of nuclear technology reached a funding milestone this month with 100 million euros received in voluntary contributions since its launch in 2010. Read more»
The Compendium: Resources and activities for teaching nuclear science & technology in secondary schools
21 September 2016 | The Compendium has been developed by the IAEA as part of a project supporting sustainability and networking among national nuclear institutions in Asia and the Pacific region. Watch video »
Another successful edition of the Nuclear Knowledge Management School: Increased participation of women
21 September 2016 | An experienced team of experts and highly committed participants has gathered in Trieste, Italy, to take part in the 12th Nuclear Knowledge Management (NKM) School. The week-long school is jointly organized by the IAEA and the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics. Read more»
Technical Cooperation side events at the 60th IAEA General Conference
21 September 2016 | This year, the IAEA holds its 60th regular session of the General Conference from 26–30 September. To commemorate the IAEA’s 60th anniversary, a number of events and activities are planned during the General Conference. Read more»
Seychelles signs its second Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2016-2020
7 September 2016 | H.E. Mr Joël Morgan, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Transport and Mr Dazhu Yang, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, have signed Seycehlle’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2016–2020. Read more»
IAEA holds workshop in Asia on using nuclear technique to fight disease-spreading mosquitos
5 September 2016 | The IAEA is holding a workshop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, this week on the potential use of a nuclear technique to suppress mosquitos spreading Zika and other viruses, such as dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever. Read more»
Jump-starting cooperation: IAEA experts brief 13 newly-appointed National Liaison Officers and Assistants
31 August 2016 | In order to enhance technical skills in Member States, the TC programme engages in a continuous process of capacity building; and in order to encourage closer collaboration, the TC programme hosts orientation meetings for newly-appointed National Liaison Officers and Assistants. Read more»
IAEA Director General Focuses on Cancer at Kenya Conference
29 August 2016 | In three separate speaking engagements at the sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), which was held in Africa for the first time, Director General Yukiya Amano highlighted the work of the IAEA in making nuclear technology available for development.  Read more»
Through TICAD, global community seeks to accelerate African development
25 August 2016 | This year, dozens of Heads-of-State will attend the Tokyo International Conference on African Development from 27—28 August, in addition to approximately 4,000 other government representatives, delegates and development experts. Read more»


Young Professionals in Nuclear Field Connect with the IAEA at International Congress in China
11 August 2016 | The IAEA took an active part in the International Youth Nuclear Congress (IYNC) in July this year, which focused on the theme ‘Nuclear Powering our Life’. Over 400 young professionals from around the world attended the Congress, where they learned about the peaceful applications of nuclear technology, nuclear security, public and emergency communications, as well as the IAEA’s junior professional and internship programmes. Read more»
IAEA Impact: How Nuclear Science Helps Botswana Control Animal Diseases, Ensure Food Safety and Maintain its Beef Exports
11 August 2016 | Lobatse, Botswana – In Botswana, cattle is a way of life. Owning and herding cattle and selling animals for quick cash when money is tight provide the livelihood for much of the rural population and represent an important supplementary income for city dwellers. Read more»
Intercontinental Nuclear Institute Prepares Next Generation of Industry Professionals
10 August 2016 | The Intercontinental Nuclear Institute (INI) brought together 27 fellows from 13 European countries in a learning journey across continents. Held for the second year with support from the IAEA, the INI programme provides experiential learning to promising graduate students and young professionals in the fields of nuclear science and technology. Read more»


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