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IAEA Publishes Technical Cooperation Report for 2014
1 September 2015 | The IAEA provided development assistance to 131 countries and territories in 2014, seven more than 2013, according to the IAEA’s Technical Cooperation Report, published along with its Annual Report this month. The report will be discussed at the IAEA’s General Conference in September. Read more»
From visionary intent to innovative action: Implementing the Africa Mining Vision
31 August 2015 | More than 40 experts from 20 IAEA Member States across the African region met in Arusha, Tanzania to identify how to foster the African Mining Vision’s objective in the coming years. Read more»
Targeting cancer: Bogotá meeting evaluates progress in the use of therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals in Latin America
25 August 2015 | From 13 to 17 July 2015, more than 15 radio-pharmacists, radio-chemists and nuclear medicine physicians attended a Regional Intermediate Project Coordinators Meeting, hosted by the Colombian National Cancer Institute and supported by the IAEA. Read more»
IAEA and IRRI sign agreement to train experts in rice production
24 August 2015 | The IAEA has signed an Agreement with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in June 2015 so that IAEA training activities taking place at IRRI can be optimized, more tailored to Member State needs, and more cost-efficient. Read more»
Scientific Forum 2015: Super Crops Created from Irradiated Natural Polymers in Viet Nam
14 August 2015 | Looking to increase yield and eliminate disease, farmers in Viet Nam are now feeding their plants oligochitosan and oligoalginate substances made from irradiated natural polymers. Read more»
Young Scientists Gain Unique Hands-on Experience at New Intercontinental Nuclear Institute
14 August 2015 | Knowledgeable and motivated young professionals are key to the long-term sustainability of the nuclear industry. This is why an IAEA-supported pilot initiative took 22 young nuclear engineers and scientists from across Europe to provide them with hands-on experience and mentoring at nuclear installations in the Czech Republic and the United States. Read more»
IAEA supports and observes World Breastfeeding Week
5 August 2015 | The IAEA provides its Member States with the information and tools to fight malnutrition using isotopic techniques. With World Breastfeeding Week 2015 taking place this week, it’s the right moment to explore the important role that breast milk plays in preventing malnutrition. View photo essay»
Enforcing regulatory “norms”: African experts attend School for Drafting to protect public from Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM)
05 August 2015 | In response to Member State requests, a School for Drafting was convened and attended by IAEA and international experts, from 20-24 July, at the Agency's Vienna headquarters. Read more»
Sustainable Statistics: IAEA, UNESCAP highlight the link between SDGs and statistics
13 July 2015 | Experts, delegates and researchers explored the Post-2015 Development Agenda for the Asia Pacific region at the UNESCAP Asia and Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development Goals, held in Bangkok, Thailand from 21 – 22 May, 2015. Read more»
Marking 20 years of advisory service to the IAEA technical cooperation (TC) programme
10 July 2015 | SAGTAC plays an important role by advising the DG on strategies, plans, priorities and policies relevant to the TC programme. This year’s meeting, which took place in Vienna, 7 to 10 July, marks 20 years of SAGTAC activity. Read more»
Making headways towards radiation protection of patients: IAEA partners with the Spanish Joint Congress to improve patient protection
2 July 2015 | With IAEA support, the Spanish Society of Radiation Protection (SEPR) and the Spanish Society of Medical Physicists (SEFM) have co-organized a Congress, held in Valencia, Spain from 23-26 June, in order to consider the pivotal role of safety in their medical domain. Read more»
Controlling avian flu in West Africa: nuclear-derived techniques enable early detection of outbreaks
1 July 2015 | Following the recent outbreak of avian flu in Cote d’Ivoire, the IAEA – through its partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) – is helping West African countries in the early and accurate detection of the virus using nuclear-derived techniques. Read more»
Planning for tomorrow: With IAEA support, PLAN 2015 welcomes aspiring nutritionists
16 June 2015 | Held from 6 to 13 June at the Ibn Tofail University in Kenitra, Morocco, this year’s African Nutrition Leadership Programme seminar enjoyed the participation of over 30 African participants, all eager to build on their existing skills and capacities. Read more»
IAEA Impact: Sri Lanka Proves Radioactivity Is Not An Issue In Its Coastal Waters
16 June 2015 | Over one million Sri Lankans rely on the sea for their income, and about half of the animal protein intake of the island’s population comes from fish. The sea provides the inhabitants of the country with livelihoods, day-to-day nutrition, or both. Read more»
Communication is key: Building awareness and engagement with Basic Safety Standards in Latin America and the Caribbean
12 June 2015 | A meeting was held from 1-5 June to elaborate a communication strategy to foster and encourage the implementation of the new safety standards. Both Member State counterparts and external experts were invited to participate in the meeting—held at the IAEA’s Vienna headquarters—including Mr Francis Contreras, the Honduran Vice Minister of Health. Read more»
Learning from experience: 2015 collection of IAEA technical cooperation best practices begins
12 June 2015 | Submissions are now sought for the 2015 best practice collection. The best practice submission should describe how an issue or problem has been addressed, how effective the approach was, and what lessons were learned. Read more»
World Environment Day: IAEA Supports the Seychelles with Irrigation and Soil Management
5 June 2015 | The Seychelles, an archipelago of 115 islands and atolls, has limited land resources. The islands’ soils have very low organic matter content, low water retention capacity and high salinity, and are generally infertile. Read more»
Strategic partnership against cancer: IAEA and OiER join hands to confront the global cancer epidemic
1 June 2015 | As part of its efforts to expand this cooperation and to contribute further to international cancer control, PACT entered into a Practical Arrangement with the Organization for International Economic Relations. Read more»

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