(Archived on 21 October 2011) | The WNU School on Radiation Technologies (RT School) will be held 13 May – 1 June 2012 at Kyeryong Spatel, Daejeon, Republic of Korea. Applications to WNU School on Radiation Technologies are now being accepted by the WNU. All interested applicants must apply directly to the WNU no later than 28 October 2011 using the application form on the WNU website. Read more »
(Archived on 19 October 2011) | The Department of Technical Cooperation (TC) held its second Seminar on Technical Cooperation for Permanent Missions on 10 October 2011. Read more »
(Archived on 23 September 2011) | Mr Chaivat Toskulkao, Secretary-General, Office of Atoms for Peace, Ministry of Science and Technology and Mr Kwaku Aning, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, have signed Thailand’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2012-2016 on 22 September 2011. Read more »
(Archived on 23 September 2011) | Ambassador Mattern Lumbanga, Resident Representative of Tanzania to the IAEA and Mr Kwaku Aning, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, have signed Tanzania ’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2012 – 2017 on 22 September 2011. Read more »
(Archived on 20 September 2011) | HE Mr Regis Immongault, and Kwaku Aning, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, have signed Gabon’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2011 - 2016 on 20 09 2011. Read more »
(Archived on 13 September 2011) | Throughout May, the IAEA hosted a School for Drafting Regulations on Radiation Safety, which successfully came to a close at the end of the month. The event was a fruitful occasion in which the participants were able to share experience and knowledge in drafting and revising regulatory documents on radiation safety and security matters in accordance with IAEA requirements. Read more » Listen to the IAEA expert » Listen to the participants » Listen to the international experts »
(Archived on 28 July 2011) | Bangladesh signed its United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) agreement for 2012-2016 on 1 June 2011 at the Ministry of Finance, Bangladesh. Read more »
(Archived on 27 July 2011) | Gabon signed its second United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) agreement for 2012–2016 on 17 June 2011 in Libreville. Read more »
(Archived on 28 June 2011) | The Department of Technical Cooperation (TC) works to facilitate the contribution of nuclear science and technology to sustainable development goals of the IAEA Member States. Read more »
(Archived on 22 June 2011) | A remarkable breakthrough in the fight against infectious animal diseases has taken place with the announcement of the eradication of rinderpest, a highly contagious viral disease of cattle, buffalo, yak and other wildlife species. Read more »
(Archived on 20 June 2011) | Mr. Andrej Stritar, Director of the Slovenian Nuclear Safety Administration, and Kwaku Aning, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, have signed Slovenia’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2011 - 2015 on 20 June 2011. Read more »
(Archived on 10 June 2011) | El Salvador has a coastline of over 300 km. It is lapped by prime fishing waters, which support a diverse marine life. The sea, however, is often struck by red tides, more correctly known as Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). These are dangerous not only to the marine ecosystem, but also to human health. Watch video » Watch video in Spanish »
(Archived on 6 June 2011) | Red tides, more correctly known as the Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs), are one of the most serious periodically occurring events facing marine coastal areas. Outbreaks of algal blooms result from an increase in nutrient levels in the water, induced by coastal upwelling and agricultural runoffs. Read more »
(Archived on 13 May 2011) | Under the auspices of the TC programme for the Europe region (TCEU) and in close collaboration with the Department of Nuclear Safety (NS), a School of Drafting Regulations on Radiation Safety is again taking place at the IAEA’s headquarters in the Vienna International Centre. Read more »
(Archived on 20 April 2011) | Mongolia signed its United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) agreement for 2012–2016 on 17 March 2011. The ceremony was held in the capital, Ulaanbaatar, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Read more »
(Archived on 31 March 2011) | Under TC project RLA/5/054, "Ensuring Seafood Safety in Latin America and the Caribbean through a Regional Programme for the Biomonitoring of Contaminants in Molluscs and Fish (ARCAL CIII)", an intermediate coordination meeting took place from 14 to 17 March 2011 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Counterparts from 13 Latin American and Caribbean Member States attended this event. Read more (Spanish) »
(Archived on 23 February 2011) | Ali Boussaha, Director of the IAEA´s Technical Cooperation Programme in Africa, talks about why nuclear power is a viable option for African countries and the challenges these countries face. Watch Video »
(Archived on 23 February 2011) | H.E. Mr. LE Dinh Tien, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam and head of the delegation, and Kwaku Aning, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, have signed Vietnam’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2010 - 2015 on 22 February 2011. Read more »
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(Archived on 14 February 2011) | A small exhibition on the IAEA’s technical cooperation programme was held to mark World Cancer Day on 7 February 2011. The exhibition, which shared stories about technical cooperation projects that address cancer, was one of a number of activities organized at the Vienna International Centre (VIC) to raise awareness of the cancer epidemic in developing countries. Read more »
(Archived on 10 February 2011) | Belize’s first Country Programme Framework (CPF), covering the period 2010–2015, was signed on 12 January 2011 by H. E. Alexis Rosado, Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade of Belize. Read more »
(Archived on 1 January 2011) | The Department of Technical Cooperation warmly welcomes its new Deputy Director General and Head of the Department, Mr Kwaku Aning, who has taken up his new position as of 1 January 2011. Read more »
(Archived on 15 December 2010) | The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have formalized their collaboration to provide technical assistance in the management of the impacts of harmful algal blooms. Read more »
(Archived on 14 December 2010) | Tea is Tanzania’s fifth largest export crop, and the livelihood of many small scale farmers depends on it. Currently, most tea production in the country, especially small scale production, depends fully on rainfall. However, Tanzania, like many other African countries, suffers from land degradation and is vulnerable to climatic variability and frequent droughts. Read more »
(Archived on 14 December 2010) | The Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) emergence and release facility in Opuzen, Croatia, was inaugurated on 22 September 2010 in the presence of representatives of the Governments of Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, the IAEA and grower associations. Read more »
(Archived on 2 December 2010) | Ambassador Alejandro Díaz, Permanent Representative of Mexico to the IAEA, and Ana María Cetto, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, have signed Mexico’s first Country Programme Framework (CPF) covering the period 2011–2015, on 1 December 2010. Read more »
(Archived on 22 November 2010) | Ambassador Diego Stacey, Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the IAEA, and Ana María Cetto, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, have signed Ecuador’s Country Programme Framework (CPF), for the period of 2010 – 2015, on 19 November 2010. Read more »
(Archived on 15 November 2010) | Dr. Gladstone Hutchinson, Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica, and Ana María Cetto, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, have signed Jamaica’s first Country Programme Framework (CPF), covering the period 2010 – 2015, on 2 November 2010. Read more »
(Archived on 3 November 2010) | To assess the impact and quality of the IAEA fellowship programme, the Department of Technical Cooperation has carried out a survey of fellows from the years 2003-2004. Fellows were asked to rate the quality and the impact of the fellowship programme and to suggest improvements. Read more »
(Archived on 27 October 2010) | The World Nuclear University (WNU) 7th Annual Summer Institute will be held from 9 Jul - 20 Aug 2011. The WNU is accepting applications until 20 November 2010. Read more »
(Archived on 15 October 2010) | Strengthening an open dialogue on the technical cooperation programme. Read more »
(Archived on 24 September 2010) | A soil conservation project in Tajikistan is an outstanding example of the work that is possible within the UNDAF framework. Read more »
(Archived on 21 September 2010) | How nuclear science and technology is being applied in support of international development objectives. Read more »
(Archived on 6 September 2010) | On September 9, 2010 Dr. Wade will be recognized for her work in the fight against malnutrition in Africa. Read more »
| A group of 16 producers in Zarcero, Costa Rica are benefiting from export to the U.S. market based on successful technical cooperation to reduce the damage caused by fruit fly. Read more »
(Archived on 24 August 2010) | Dr. Lourdes Cruz received the prestigious LOréal-UNESCO award for her work with marine snails and sea shell toxins. Read more »
(Archived on 13 July 2010) | IAEA helps to improve the productivity of cattle, camels and yaks in Mongolia through better nutrition and reproductive management. Read more »
(Archived on 11 June 2010) | Ms Cetto met government officials to discuss the technical cooperation programme in Azerbaijan. Ms Cetto also received an honorary doctorate from the Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences. Read more »
(Archived on 28 May 2010) | The IAEA is working with Latin American and Caribbean Member States through technical cooperation projects to combat the increasing problem of childhood obesity. Read more »
(Archived on 21 April 2010) | Ms Ana María Cetto, Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation , Mr Juan Antonio Casas, Director of the Division for Latin America and Mr Raul Ramirez, Programme Management Officer, took part in a video conference with students in Mexico as part of a series of activities hosted by UNAM’s Museum of the Sciences, Universum, on the theme of disarmament. Read more »
(Archived on 7 April 2010) | Belarus plans for its first nuclear power plant. Read more »
(Archived on 7 April 2010) | An interregional TC project provided over 20 countries with a comprehensive understanding on the fundamentals of high level waste disposal. Read more »
(Archived on 1 April 2010) | The IAEA’s Technical Cooperation Division for Latin America held its biannual National Liaison Officer’s Coordination Meeting from 22 to 26 March 2010 in Antigua, Guatemala. Read more »
(Archived on 22 March 2010) | Water saving drip irrigation provides efficient water use for agriculture. Read more »
(Archived on 22 March 2010) | The IAEA''s nuclear applications for agriculture are described in a UN Radio interview in French. Read more »
(Archived on 19 March 2010) | Protecting El Salvador's fishing industry through red tide monitoring and early warning systems. Read more »
(Archived on 19 March 2010) | Kuwait will work with the IAEA on energy, health, safety and security as well as other socioeconomic development priorities. Read more »
(Archived on 3 February 2010) | Participants from 32 Member States attended a forum this week on innovative nuclear systems for development. Read more »
(Archived on 13 January 2010) | The first and only cervical cancer treatment facility in El Salvador has treated over 1800 women in the last 16 months. Read more »
(Archived on 7 January 2010) | A workshop in Oman introduced results-based management and TC project planning to over 30 participants. Read more »
Archived on 15 December 2009) |Some 25 technical cooperation projects are currently ongoing in the Central African Republic. Read more »
Archived on 27 November 2009) | The African Union Commission and the IAEA sign an agreement on tsetse fly eradication in Africa. Read more »
Archived on 24 November 2009) | The annual meeting of the IAEA´s Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee (TACC) is in session this week in Vienna. Read more »
Archived on 01 October 2009) | Member States heard a briefing on state-of-the-art results based management for technical cooperation at the 53rd IAEA General Conference. Read more »
Archived on 28 September 2009) | The World Nuclear University is offering two new training sessions for 2010. The First Annual Radioisotope School will be held from 15 May - 4 Jun 2010, and the Sixth Annual Summer Institute will be held from 3 Jul - 14 Aug 2010. The deadline for receipt of applications will be 30 Oct 2009 and 27 Nov 2009, respectively. Read more »
(Archived on 23 September 2009) | An exhibition and panel discussion was held to celebrate AFRA's successes and challenges and to focus on Africa's future development. Read more »
(Archived on 15 September 2009) | Kazakhstan signs Country Programme Framework defining six areas for collaborative technical cooperation in 2010-2015. Read more »
(Archived on 7 September 2009) | Celebrate 20 years of AFRA and find useful materials and presentations at the TC Exhibition and Service Desk. Read more »
(Archived on 4 August 2009) | 48 participants from 41 Member States attend a workshop on long term energy planning and development at IAEA headquarters. Read more »
(Archived on 4 May 2009) | Professors, students and the public receive DDG and Head of TC, Ana María Cetto, for a lecture on the IAEA’s role in nuclear technologies for development. Read more »
(Archived on 4 May 2009) | The IAEA’s Director General, Mohamed ElBaradei, has visited technical cooperation projects during a recent visit to the Latin American countries of Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador and Venezuel. Read more »
(Archived on 23 April 2009) | The Agency took part in this year's Wiener Töchtertag (Vienna Daughter's Day) on Thursday, 23 April 2009. Read more »
(Archived on 20 April 2009) |Twenty senior experts, conversant with the Agency’s Technical Cooperation Programme, convened to advise on technical cooperation strategies and policy. Read more »
(Archived on 27 March 2009) | Collaborative efforts lead to Moldova's first linear accelerator. Read more »
(Archived on 9 March 2009) | Document signifies Government and IAEA commitment to direct efforts towards the application of nuclear science and technology for sustainable development. Read more »
(Archived on 12 January 2009) | Ghana develops a comprehensive and integrated approach to fighting cancer through the support and collaboration of WHO, PACT and the IAEA. Read more »
(Archived on 6 January 2009) | Montenegro’s Centre for Ecotoxicological Research (CETI), a key partner of the Technical Cooperation Programme, celebrates its 10th anniversary. Read more »
(Archived on 5 December 2008) | Ms. Ana Marie Cetto speaks at the library dedication for "...one of the best known women scientists in the nuclear field and indeed in science as a whole." Read more »
(Archived on 11 November 2008) | A regional training course, run by WIPO and the IAEA, deepens participant understanding of licensing as a tool for intellectual property protection and commercialization in research and development institutes Read more »
(Archived on 25 November 2008) | New profiles of technical cooperation projects in agriculture, human health, sustainable energy and other areas are now available here. Read more »
(Archived on 28 May 2008) | An IAEA study released this week that examined the use of x-rays in developing countries has yielded some interesting results. Read more »
(Archived on 04 March 2008) | The final document of the National Liaison Officer: Roles and Responsibilites is now available. Read more »
(Archived on 08 February 2008) | Counterparts are requested to submit TC project designs by 15 March 2008. Read more »
(Archived on 2007-11-13) | The Technical Cooperation exhibition took place during the General Conference, showcasing fifty years of achievements in cooperation with Member States. Read more »
(Archived on 2007-11-06) | The 2008 WNU (World Nuclear University) Summer Institute will be held at McMaster University, Canada from 5 July through 15 August 2008. The deadline for receipt of applications will be 30 November 2007. Read more »
(Archived on 2007-10-01) | Ana María Cetto, DDG-TC, and Ali Boussaha, Director of the Africa Division, presented draft guidelines on the roles, responsibilities and profile of a National Liaison Officer (NLO) to the representatives of the Permanent Missions on 27 September. Member States are requested to give their feedback by 22 October 2007.
(Archived on 2007-08-17) | New cancer hospital in Zambia brings hope to patients. Just ask Helen Moto-Moto. Read more »
(Archived on 2007-04-05) | Member States once again have the opportunity to submit project concepts, which reflect ideas for potential projects under the IAEA TC programme (TCP), through the established channels. Read more ».
(Archived on 2007-02-23) | During his first visit as United Nations Secretary-General to Vienna, Mr. Ban Ki-moon received Mr. Karol Skornik, Regional Project Manager, Division for Africa, Department of Technical Cooperation. Read more »
The annual meeting of the Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee convened on 20 November 2006 to consider, inter alia, the proposed TC programme for 2007-2008. Read the introductory statements by the IAEA DG, Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei and DDG-TC, Dr. Ana María Cetto.
Follow a seagoing research vessel as it undertakes sampling in the Caspian Sea to determine the levels of radionuclides in seawater. View Video »
See the remains of a former iodine factory where hundreds of thousands of tonnes of contaminated waste lie in the open. View Video »
A special exhibit entitled “Nuclear Technologies for the Environment: Protecting Air, Earth and Oceans” was opened in the Main Hall of the Austria Centre on 19 September during the 50th IAEA General Conference. Read more »
The IAEA Board of Governors convened in June 2006. Read the statement by the DDG-TC, Ms. Ana María Cetto. Read more »
Chernobyl 20: Four new stories show core TC projects aimed at mitigating the effects of the Chernobyl accident. Read more »
Over the past decade, the UN's nuclear energy regulator has helped over 90 developing countries reap the benefits of safe radiation-based technology, reports Marilyn Smith. Full Story »
As a follow-up to the fellowship survey done in 2005, an in-depth study of former fellows was done. Again, fellows were asked to rate the quality and the impact of the fellowship programme, and to suggest improvements. Regarding the majority of the questions, the results from this study correlate with those from the first survey. This gives us some confidence to believe that these results are indeed representative of the entire base population of former fellows from the years 2001 and 2002. Full Story »
The Department of Technical Cooperation, in partnership with the Division of Public Information, has embarked on a journey to find stories, stories of the impact that nuclear technology has had in Member States. The first impact videos come from Costa Rica and Guatemala. In Costa Rica, isotope hydrology methods are used to manage water resources. The videos from Guatemala show how nuclear techniques are used to identify hypothyroidism in newborns and the importance of dosimetry for radiotherapy treatments. View Videos »
To assess the impact and the quality of the IAEA fellowship programme, the Department of Technical Cooperation conducted a survey among former fellows from the years 2001 and 2002. Approximately 30% of the former fellows participated. They rated the quality and the impact of the fellowship programme on their career, on their home institute, on the technical cooperation project and on their home country. The results were overwhelmingly positive. Full Story »
The Industrial Applications and Chemistry Section (IACS) of NAPC has contributed to the unique role of the IAEA as the main UN organization dealing with radiation technology and nuclear radiation based analytical techniques. Full Story »
Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority have teamed up with the IAEA and the Food and Agriculture Organization to stamp-out medfly from their shared region of the Mediterranean Basin. It is saving both bell peppers and local business from the Medfly´s bite. Full Story »
With the death toll from cancer claiming 1.7 million Europeans each year, health ministers and experts of leading oncology centers from 27 countries across the continent met at IAEA headquarters in Vienna this week to work together to combat the disease. Full Story »
Over 70 top young nuclear professionals and academics have gained fellowships to study at the World Nuclear University´s first annual Summer Institute, to be held 9 July-20 August 2005 in the USA. Full Story »
Nobody likes breathing lungfulls of pollution from big cities. Least of all the citizens of Mexico City, whose air is so contaminated it is a serious health hazard. Now the IAEA, through its Technical Cooperation programme, is helping Mexicans breathe a little easier. Full Story »
The Department of Technical Cooperation has completed the first phase of restructuring (see the new TC Organization Chart). The countries formerly served by the West Asia Section will now be served by the Asia and the Pacific Section and the Europe Section (see list of the TC Programme Recipient Countries and Territories); The TC Field Procurement Section has been incorporated into the new Office of Procurement Services (MTPS), Department of Management.
The annual meeting of the Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee convened on 22 November 2004. Read introductory statements from IAEA DG, Dr. Mohamed Elbaradei and from DDG-TC, Dr. Ana María Cetto.
TC Country Profile has been released on 20 September 2004. A website for registered users which provides, at the Country level, online and up-to-date combined information (general, financial, statistical and links) about the technical cooperation programme and activities (same registration requirement as for TC PRIDE). Register »
As reported in Financial Time (read excerpts) on 21 September 2004, with technical cooperation help from the International Atomic Energy Agency, a body better known for investigating nuclear programmes in Iran, Ethiopian scientists plan to breed millions of male tsetse, sterilise them using gamma radiation and then release them into infested areas.
The IAEA Board of Governors convened from 8-10 March 2004. Read excerpts from the reply statement of the DDG-TC, Ms. Ana María Cetto.
IAEA Deputy Director General Ana María Cetto has been named one of Mexico's Women of the Year. With a shared Nobel Peace Prize already to her credit, Dr. Cetto's latest award places her in rare and distinguished company. Read more...
The third meeting of the Standing Advisory Group on Technical Assistance and Cooperation (SAGTAC) concluded on 25 July 2003, with observations and recommendations to the Director General on policy and strategic issues influencing the Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP). These included ways of strengthening the Country Programme Framework (CPF) process, possible options for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of TC project approval, and building partnerships with the development community.
New topics proposed for discussion at future SAGTAC meetings include linkage between the TC Strategy and the Medium Term Strategy of the Agency, Review of Thematic Planning, Programming for Regional Projects, Institutional self-reliance and sustainability.
Addressing the June Board of Governors meeting, Ana María Cetto introduced the Technical Cooperation Report for 2002, but also identified opportunities for the TC programme. In her speech, Mrs. Cetto shared ideas for increasing public awareness of project achievements and developing extrabudgetary contributions, as well as identifying the need to strengthen women's participation in nuclear science and technology.
The Europe Regional Website was presented at the Europe's Regular Annual Regional Meeting of Member States on 26 May 2003 in Vienna and is aimed at facilitating information flow and communication with the Europe Region's Member States.
Thematic Planning is a prescriptive planning tool that seeks the most effective and efficient technical solution to a generic development problem. As a management tool, the Thematic Plans are an innovative outreach mechanism for providing Member States with information about the IAEA’s strategy in key thematic areas in support of programme development. Similarly, the website was created to provide information to all interested parties and in particular potential partners, as it indeed provides a quick insight into how the Agency is using technology to address real needs and solve developmental problems. More...
TC welcomes with pride and optimism its new Deputy Director General (DDG-TC), Professor Ana María Cetto, who took up her new assignment on 2 January 2003 at the IAEA Headquarters, Vienna. Prior to joining the IAEA, Prof. Cetto was a full-time research professor of the Institute of Physics and lecturer at the Faculty of Sciences, UNAM. Read more about the new DDG-TC.
A new online brochure featuring IAEA technical cooperation for development. Science Serving People tells the story of how the IAEA is helping to harness knowledge to promote development and deliver real benefits to the poor. It demonstrates how nuclear science and technology applications are being employed to overcome the challenges of water scarcity, food insecurity, malnutrition, malaria, environmental degradation and many other problems.It also shows how the complementary development, safety, and security initiatives of the IAEA are fulfilling the “Atoms for Peace” mandate of the Agency in the developing world. The brochure is now available in French and Spanish (PDF format).
The new IAEA factsheets on Human Communicable Diseases and on Arsenic Contamination of Groundwater in Bangladesh are now available as PDF format files.
A memorandum of understanding has just been signed between the Musculo-skeletal Transplant Foundation (USA)and the IAEA, represented by Deputy Director General of Technical Cooperation Jihui Qian to help strengthen educational and technical infrastructure in tissue banking.The IAEA programme on tissue banking was initiated over a decade ago, and today extends to 30 countries. Through the programme, countries have realized huge savings in tissue importation costs, surgeons in developing countries learn new grafting methods, injured patients get better health care and lives are saved. More...
The IAEA, through the regional TC project RLA/8/031 on “Sustainable Management of Groundwater Resources”, is supporting the development and implementation of a programme that aims at solving water shortages and protecting the subterranean water resources. This project is being implemented by Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. Traditional hydrological tools combined with nuclear techniques are applied to investigate aquifers in the region. See more in Spanish from the internet site hosted by the University of Piura, Peru.
Mr. Qian Jihui, DDG-TC gave a speech at the launching of the Pan African Tsetse and Trypanosomosis Eradication Campaign (PATTEC) held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on 5 October 2001. A document based on the speech from Mr. Qian is available online.
(Archived on 2003-06-24) | Indonesia and the Republic of Korea have signed, on 10 October 2001, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) concerning a preliminary economic feasibility study for a nuclear desalination project on Madura Island, Indonesia. More...
(Archived on 2003-06-24) | A new at-a-glance publication explains the Agency's technical approach and programming targeted at or directly benefitting the health status of children in developing countries. It identifies technologies which can be used in synergy between the Agency's programme and other national, international, and non-governmental organizations with the objective of developing joint field activities.
(Archived on 2003-06-24) | The Scientific Forum , held on September 18-19 (as part of the Agency's 45th General Conference), focused on nuclear technology serving human needs.The objective was to increase Member States' awareness that technical co-operation in non-power applications could produce cost-effective solutions to high-priority problems of sustainable development. A detailed programme with abstracts from speakers is available online.
(Archived on 2003-06-24) | The 17th International Congress of Nutrition was held in conjunction with an IAEA Symposium on Nutrition in Vienna, 27-31 August. The week before the Congress, a pre-conference meeting was held between regional Latin America and East Asia and the Pacific projects on nutrition. Deputy Director Generals Qian (TC) and Burkart (NA) opened the meeting. An "at-a-glance" brochure was recently published highlighting the Agency's activities in supporting nutrition and health using nuclear technology.
(Archived on 2003-06-24) | The Agency is conducting projects to turn saline wastelands into productive farmland. Using proven nuclear techniques, key pieces of information are provided to soil scientists, farmers, and irrigation specialists.
(Archived on 2003-06-24) | Project counterparts in seven African countries are keen to use the Internet both to publicize their joint work in Groundwater Resources Management, and to help manage the project. Here's a special report on Model Project RAF/8/029.
(Archived on 2003-06-24) | ARCAL and RCA are regional agreements to promote research, development and training related to Nuclear Science and Technology in Latin America and in East Asia and the Pacific. Visit the Regional Home Page ARCAL (in Spanish) and RCA and view the ARCAL Vienna Site (in English) and RCA Vienna Site
(Archived on 2001-10-24)The International Conference on the Study of Environmental Change Using Isotope Techniques concludes 27 April 2001 in Vienna with some 150 experts from 38 countries and 7 international organizations considering state of the art isotope techniques and research in climate change. Find full story.
(Archived on 2001-10-24) | The IAEA has made great strides in establishing tissue banks around the world and applying ionizing radiation for sterilizing the grafts. The return on the Agency's investment is staggering as these tissue grafts are used in transplant surgery, treatment of burns, leprosy, and skin wounds, among others.
(Archived on 2001-09-14) | Technical Co-operation's proposed programme for the 2001-2002 biennium was approved by the Board of Governors on December 7, 2000. Read excerpts from the statement of the DDG-TC, Mr. Qian Jihui at the Technical Assistance and Co-operation Committee.
(Archived on 2001-09-14) | The Earth Times reported on the Agency's Technical Cooperation Programme, featuring "The atom at work in the fields of development". This article reviews the work of Technical Co-operation and identifies examples that illustrate the use of nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.
(Archived on 2001-04-23) | The IAEA factsheet Investigating Leaks in Dams & Reservoirs is available as an Adobe Acrobat PDF format file.
(Archived on 2000-12-01) | Together with the Brazilian National Nuclear Energy Commission, TC organized a regional workshop "Strategic Planning in Nuclear Institutions in Latin America". The workshop took place in Rio de Janeiro.
The IAEA Board of Governors convened from 5-9 June. Read excerpts from the statement of the DDG-TC, Mr. Qian Jihui.
Two new project factsheets: "Child Nutrition in Senegal" and "Groundwater Resources in Southern and Eastern Africa" have been released. These documents are available as Adobe Acrobat PDF format files.
The IAEA Department of Technical Cooperation welcomes you to its new Web site, which has been greatly expanded to include programmatic and other information. Your views count. Give us feedback about this site and suggestions for improvement!