World Oceans Day 2018: Regulating Lead and Mercury Releases has Decreased Marine Pollution, IAEA Research Shows
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World Oceans Day 2018: Regulating Lead and Mercury Releases has Decreased Marine Pollution, IAEA Research Shows

The levels of lead and mercury in the sea reduce noticeably following concrete actions to limit their release, recent research at the IAEA using nuclear techniques has shown. The banning of leaded petrol and the closure of a mercury discharging plant have led to decreases in pollution levels over 10-15 years. Human activities …

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IAEA Completes Nuclear Security Advisory Mission in Switzerland

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts today completed a nuclear security advisory mission in Switzerland. The mission was carried out at the request of the Swiss Government.  The scope of the two-week International Physical Protection Advisory Service (IPPAS) mission included the legislative and regulatory framework for the …

Tackling Childhood Obesity in Europe with the Help of Nuclear Techniques: IAEA Symposium at European Congress on Obesity
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Tackling Childhood Obesity in Europe with the Help of Nuclear Techniques: IAEA Symposium at European Congress on Obesity

During the symposium, IAEA experts discussed how body composition can be used as a tool to accurately monitor obesity, and representatives of the WHO and other partners discussed the importance of using accurate data, obtained with the help of stable isotope techniques, in policymaking. Aida Filipović Hadžiomeragić, from the Public …

IAEA Expands Capacity Building to Combat Childhood Cancer
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IAEA Expands Capacity Building to Combat Childhood Cancer

“This arrangement establishes a collaboration in the fight against paediatric cancer which will increase access to radiotherapy services for children with cancer in developing countries,” said Dazhu Yang, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation. “This partnership will further support our Member States as they …

IAEA Ready to Play Essential Verification Role in North Korea, Director General Tells Board of Governors
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IAEA Ready to Play Essential Verification Role in North Korea, Director General Tells Board of Governors

In his opening address, Mr Amano highlighted some of the assistance provided to Member States by the IAEA in using nuclear science and technology to improve the health and prosperity of their people. He said cancer remained an important focus of the IAEA’s work, citing recent examples of progress made …

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IAEA Helps Strengthen Radiation Medicine in the Caribbean

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) started a four-year project to help Caribbean countries improve radiation medicine services as the region’s health systems face increased pressure from non-communicable diseases such as cancer. The project was launched at a coordination meeting in Vienna this week, bringing together participants from Antigua and …

Online Game Application Wins IAEA Student Competition
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Online Game Application Wins IAEA Student Competition

With a computer game application to promote nuclear science, a secondary school team from Malaysia won the international student competition, whose winners were announced at the IAEA’s Third International Conference on Human Resource Development for Nuclear Power Programmes in Gyeongju, South Korea, today. The team from SMK Kuala Besut secondary …

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Press Arrangements for IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, 4 June 2018

The IAEA Board of Governors will convene a meeting at the Agency’s headquarters starting at 10:30 CET on Monday, 4 June 2018 in Boardroom C of the C-Building, in the Vienna International Centre (VIC). Board discussions are expected to include: the IAEA Annual Report for 2017; Technical Cooperation Report for …

New Project Aims to Enhance Sustainability of Nuclear Institutions in Asia
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New Project Aims to Enhance Sustainability of Nuclear Institutions in Asia

Jakarta, Indonesia – How can national nuclear institutions promoting nuclear technologies in their country enlarge their impact and increase their self-reliance? This is the question senior nuclear managers from across developing Asia attempted to answer at a meeting in Jakarta this month, kicking off a four-year IAEA technical cooperation project on …

Meeting Challenges to Ensure the Future Nuclear Workforce Capability: IAEA International Conference Opens in Gyeongju
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Meeting Challenges to Ensure the Future Nuclear Workforce Capability: IAEA International Conference Opens in Gyeongju

The nuclear sector relies heavily on a highly qualified competent and specialized  workforce for its safety, sustainability and high levels of performance. Countries already operating nuclear facilities, as well as those introducing nuclear power, need to ensure that they have the right workforce not only today, but also in the future. …

New Strategic Master Plan to Coordinate Remediation of Uranium Legacy Sites in Central Asia
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New Strategic Master Plan to Coordinate Remediation of Uranium Legacy Sites in Central Asia

A small number of local and regional remediation efforts have already taken place, but due to limited resources,  their aim has been to contain rather than clean up contamination. Preliminary remediation activities overseen by Rosatom have commenced in other sites in the region. “The Plan will act as a roadmap …

IAEA Launches New Nuclear Energy Capacity Building Hub
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IAEA Launches New Nuclear Energy Capacity Building Hub

The IAEA has launched a new digital platform focusing on workforce planning, leadership, training, stakeholder involvement and human performance to support countries with operating nuclear power plants and those considering or developing new nuclear power programmes. The Nuclear Energy Capacity Building Hub allows registered users to join proactive communities of …

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IAEA to Host 6th Review Meeting of the Joint Convention

Some 850 delegates from more than 60 Contracting Parties will take part in the Sixth Review Meeting of the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management at the IAEA’s Vienna headquarters from 21 May to 1 June. Bismark Tyobeka, President …

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Press Arrangements for IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, 5 March 2018

The IAEA Board of Governors will convene a meeting at the Agency’s headquarters starting at 10:30 CET on Monday, 5 March 2018 in Boardroom C of the C-Building, in the Vienna International Centre (VIC). Board discussions are expected to include: the Nuclear Safety Review 2018; a revised safety requirement for …

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IAEA to Mark World Cancer Day with High-level Panel Discussion

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will mark World Cancer Day with a special event at the Vienna International Centre (VIC), including a high-level panel to be opened by Director General Yukiya Amano, Her Royal Highness Princess Dina Mired of Jordan and Indonesian Minister of Health Nila F. Moeloek. The …

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IAEA Conference to Focus on Radiation Protection for Patients and Medical Staff

Over 600 health specialists and representatives from governments, international organizations and civil society will take part in the International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine: Achieving Change in Practice at the IAEA’s headquarters from 11 to 15 December. The use of ionizing radiation in medicine is well established and has …

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Press Arrangements for IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, 23 November 2017

The IAEA Board of Governors will convene a meeting at the Agency’s headquarters starting at 10:30 CET on Thursday, 23 November 2017 in Boardroom C of the C-Building, in the Vienna International Centre (VIC). Board discussions are expected to include: the Report of the Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee; verification …

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IAEA to Host International Conference on Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and Facilities

Some 800 participants representing governments, regulatory bodies, nuclear facilities, academia, industry and civil society will take part in the International Conference on Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and Nuclear Facilities at the IAEA’s Vienna headquarters from 13 to 17 November. Physical protection against the unauthorized removal of nuclear material and …

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IAEA Ministerial Conference in Abu Dhabi to Explore Future of Nuclear Power

Some 600 participants including government ministers, policy makers and experts from around the world will gather at an IAEA conference in the United Arab Emirates next week to discuss the future of nuclear power, including challenges and opportunities. The International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century, which …

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IAEA Forum Focuses on Key Role of Nuclear Medicine in Human Health

High-level medical experts from over 30 countries will meet in Vienna next week at the IAEA Scientific Forum to review the contribution of nuclear technology to the prevention, treatment and management of diseases.  The use of radiation in medicine is one of the most significant medical developments in the past …

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Media Arrangements for the 61st IAEA General Conference

Representatives from the 168 Member States of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will gather at the Vienna International Centre (VIC) on 18 September for the start of the annual five-day IAEA General Conference to discuss major topics on the IAEA’s agenda. It is the 61st such meeting since the …

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Press Arrangements for IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, 11 September 2017

The IAEA Board of Governors will convene a meeting at the Agency’s headquarters starting at 10:30 CET on Monday, 11 September 2017 in Boardroom C of the C Building, in the Vienna International Centre (VIC). Board discussions are expected to include: measures to strengthen international cooperation in nuclear, radiation, transport …

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IAEA Event at Astana Expo to Discuss Future of Nuclear Power

Senior officials and experts from the IAEA and Kazakhstan will discuss the future of nuclear power during an Expo 2017 Astana side event on 30 June. The event, entitled “The Promise of Nuclear Power for a Better Energy Future”, will feature high-level speakers exploring the outlook for nuclear power – …

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IAEA International Conference to Explore Fast Reactors and Related Fuel Cycles

The third International Conference on Fast Reactors and Related Fuel Cycles: Next Generation Nuclear Systems for Sustainable Development (FR17) will take place in Yekaterinburg, Russia, from 26 to 29 June. Around 700 nuclear engineers, experts and decision makers from more than 30 countries will gather to exchange information on developments …

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IAEA International Conference to Focus on Innovative Techniques to Fight Cancer

The second International Conference on Advances in Radiation Oncology (ICARO-2) will be held in Vienna from 20 to 23 June 2017. Over 500 health professionals, including oncologists, physicists, medical technicians and biomedical engineers from 96 countries will gather to discuss current and future developments in the fields of radiotherapy, radiation …

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Press Arrangements for IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, 12 June 2017

The IAEA Board of Governors will convene a meeting at the Agency’s headquarters starting at 10:30 CET on Monday, 12 June 2017 in Boardroom C of the C Building, in the Vienna International Centre (VIC). Board discussions are expected to include: the IAEA Annual Report for 2016; the Technical Cooperation …