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Published: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:15:00 +0100

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IAEA Advises Mozambique on Strengthening Regulatory Infrastructure

2018-02-19 14:15

An IAEA Advisory Mission to Mozambique, conducted as part of a project to support African states in regulatory infrastructure development, found that the country has a strong foundation for radiation safety legislation.

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Call for Abstracts: International Symposium on Communicating Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies to the Public Due 30 March 2018

2018-02-19 10:15

Interested participants have until 30 March 2018 to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations at the International Symposium on Communicating Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies to the Public, to be held in Vienna, Austria, from 1 to 5 October 2018.

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IAEA Launches Second Project on Sustainable Groundwater Management in the Sahel Region

2018-02-19 08:00

Reliable access to clean water for drinking, agriculture and sanitation is one of the biggest challenges facing the 135 million people who live in Africa’s Sahel region. Fortunately, this vast area—covering 5 million square kilometres from western Africa to central and northern Africa—is also home to rich bodies of water underground. Building on the scientific evidence acquired during an earlier TC regional project on groundwater management, the IAEA and 13 African Member States recently launched a new TC regional project to address remaining capacity and information gaps through additional and improved data collection and interpretation, and training.

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IAEA Director General Visits Thailand: Highlights Potential of Sterile Insect Technique to Fight Disease-vector Mosquitoes

2018-02-14 17:00

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano visited Bangkok, Thailand this week, where in his meetings with senior officials he discussed a range of development areas where nuclear applications play a vital role.

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Breaking down Gender Barriers in Science

2018-02-14 16:00

Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Management (DDG-MT) Mary Alice Hayward emphasized the commitment of IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano and her own personal commitment to bringing more girls and women into scientific and technical disciplines at a 12 February film screening event to mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

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Call for Papers: Seeking Submissions to 2018 Symposium on Building Future Safeguards Capabilities

2018-02-14 14:15

Presenters with ideas to help improve the IAEA’s technical capabilities and achieve efficiencies in its nuclear verification work have until 31 March to submit abstracts for the quadrennial Symposium on International Safeguards.

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New Publication: Leadership, Human Performance and Internal Communication in Nuclear Emergencies

2018-02-13 12:00

Nuclear emergencies happen extremely rarely, but when they do, appropriate leadership qualities, human performance capabilities and internal communication mechanisms are essential to minimize the consequences.

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IAEA Director General Visits Philippines: Discusses Support for Nuclear Techniques in Food Security, Health and Nuclear Power

2018-02-12 13:30

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano met with senior officials during his visit to Philippines last week, and in discussions with Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi, he was briefed about the country’s consideration of a possible future nuclear power infrastructure.

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IAEA Director General Visits Indonesia: Highlights Close Cooperation in Using Nuclear Technology

2018-02-09 14:00

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano praised the cooperation between Indonesia and the IAEA in bringing the benefits of nuclear technology to countries in Asia and Africa, during his visit to the country earlier this week.

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Upgraded Nuclear Reactor Simulator Enhances Training Opportunities for Member States

2018-02-08 12:30

The IAEA has received an upgraded nuclear reactor simulator from the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) to support education and training in Member States.

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IAEA and Indonesia Sign Practical Arrangements to Enhance Technical Cooperation Among Developing Countries and Strengthen South-South Cooperation

2018-02-07 15:15

On 5 February 2018, the IAEA and the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia concluded Practical Arrangements on enhancing technical cooperation among developing countries and strengthening South-South cooperation.

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Call for Papers: 15th FORATOM-IAEA Management Systems Workshop

2018-02-07 13:45

Interested participants have until 28 February 2018 to submit an abstract for a paper presentation at an international workshop, organized in cooperation with the IAEA, aimed at exploring quality, leadership and management in the nuclear industry.

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Indonesia Plans to Increase Access to Cancer Control

2018-02-06 17:30

Indonesia has committed to step up efforts to increase access to cancer control services across the country, and will continue to count on IAEA expertise and support, Indonesia’s Minister of Health said at a panel discussion on 2 February marking World Cancer Day.

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IAEA Director General Visits Indonesia

2018-02-06 13:45

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano visited Indonesia early this week and held high level meetings with senior officials covering a range of topics on nuclear science and technology.

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Strategic Management of New and Expanding Nuclear Power Programmes Discussed at Annual Meeting

2018-02-05 16:00

Challenges that countries face when introducing or expanding a nuclear power programme were discussed at an IAEA meeting in Vienna last week.

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