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  • Nuclear Security Topics in Focus

    Nuclear Security

    The IAEA is helping policymakers and experts from around the world coordinate their efforts to improve nuclear security, manage radioactive sources and combat nuclear terrorism. Go to Coverage →

  • Nuclear Power: Status and Outlook Topics in Focus

    Nuclear Power: Status and Outlook

    Over the past several years, there has been a resurgence of interest in nuclear power, both from countries with established nuclear power programmes and countries that are interested in beginning a programme. Go to Coverage →

  • Cancer Care and Control Topics in Focus

    Cancer Care and Control

    Cancer is fast becoming a major global health problem. It is estimated that by 2020 there will be some 15 million new cancer cases a year, the majority of them in developing countries. Go to Coverage →

  • IAEA Peaceful Uses Initiative Topics in Focus

    IAEA Peaceful Uses Initiative

    Resources and other relevant information on the IAEA Peaceful Uses Initiative (PUI). Go to Coverage →

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Behind These Doors
7 July 2014 | The eight IAEA Nuclear Applications Laboratories in Seibersdorf, Austria, are unique in the United Nations system. They address fundamental global challenges such as food security and safety, climate change, cancer and environmental pollution. Since their establishment in 1962, these laboratories have not received any comprehensive renovation or significant upgrading of equipment. Now a project is underway to renovate these labs.

Nuclear technologies benefit people everywhere. Radioactive sources are used to sterilize food and medical instruments, to develop improved crops and to diagnose and treat patients. Research reactors are used in science and for producing radioisotopes for medical use and 30 countries use nuclear power for energy production. These various uses of nuclear technologies generate waste like many other processes. To ensure that it poses no risk to people or the environment now and in the future all countries using nuclear technologies have the responsibility to manage radioactive waste safely and securely, 23 September 2014.
In June 2014, the IAEA helped Montenegro to prepare over 90 radioactive sources for safe and secure storage. These sealed sources were contained in devices that were used primarily for lightning rods. This mission was conducted under the IAEA Technical Cooperation project <em>Strengthening Cradle-to-Grave Control of Radioactive Sources in the Mediterranean Region (INT/9/176)</em>. IAEA Radioactive Waste Technology expert, Janos Balla, led the mission, 9 September 2014.
Good nutrition is essential for health and development, in particular for children who need it to grow, develop and simply enjoy life. But for around 180 million children, a healthy diet is not part of their daily lives. They are chronically undernourished and suffer from lifelong, irreversible damage. The IAEA runs a nutritional studies section that helps countries to evaluate their nutrition programmes. Morocco is one of these countries, 14 May 2014.
From a football stadium in Europe to the mountains of South America, from a remote farm in Africa to a cancer hospital in Asia - the work of the IAEA can be seen in many different places. Headquartered in Vienna, Austria, the IAEA promotes the peaceful, safe and secure use of nuclear science and technology. The <em>IAEA - In Focus</em> offers an insight into the multi-faceted work of the IAEA, 2 January 2014.
Every country needs electricity and must find the best ways to generate it. One option is nuclear energy. The IAEA is at hand to assist and guide countries at all stages of a nuclear power programme, 20 June 2013.
We call our earth the "Blue Planet". Over seventy percent of it is indeed covered by water, but is it really blue? Look closely and you will see that in fact it's red, yellow, green, black and brown. Our seas are suffering from pollution which is coming from all kinds of man-made sources. The IAEA works with institutes worldwide to study the impact of marine pollution and find ways to prevent and manage it better, 17 September 2013.

Books and Publications

Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture

Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture
Supporting and promoting the safe and appropriate use of nuclear and related technologies by the FAO/IAEA Member States in food and agriculture.

The Atom, the Environment and Sustainable Development

The Atom, the Environment and Sustainable Development
The IAEA aims to raise and widen awarenessof the unique contributions nuclear science and technology can make to the environmental dimension of sustainable development.

Radioactive Waste: Meeting the Challenge

Radioactive Waste: Meeting the Challenge
The September 2014 issue of the IAEA Bulletin is now available.

IAEA Annual Report for 2013

IAEA Annual Report for 2013
Summarizing and highlighting developments over the past year in major areas of the Agency's work.

Understanding Nuclear Forensics in 5 Questions

Understanding Nuclear Forensics
Explaining the basics of nuclear forensics with five simple questions and answers.

IAEA At Work

IAEA At Work
IAEA in Overview: Using Nuclear Technologies Peacefully.

Sealed Radioactive Sources

Sealed Radioactive Sources
Information, Resources and Advice for Key Groups About Preventing Loss of Control Over Sealed Radioactive Sources.