• The IAEA expands capabilities in areas of technology transfer, setting up its department for
    technical cooperation and a joint division with the Rome-based Food and Agriculture
    Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.
  • In Trieste, Italy, the IAEA inaugurates the International Centre for Theoretical Physics,
    which serves as a research and training centre for scientists from developing countries.
  • In Geneva, the Third UN International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy convenes
    in August.
  • In the USA, nuclear power orders start to pick up and interest in nuclear electricity generation
    rises globally.
  • The IAEA tracks plants and projections, some of which see 1000 nuclear plants by the year 2000.
  • In October, China tests a nuclear bomb, becoming the fifth nuclear-weapon State, alongside France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the USA.
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