• Dr. Sigvard Eklund, the IAEA’s second Director General from 1961-81, passes away in Vienna.
  • Former IAEA Chief Hans Blix is appointed to head the United Nations Monitoring & Verification
    Commission (UNMOVIC), the new monitoring and inspection commission for Iraq.
  • The 6th NPT Review Conference adopts a final document, as countries pledge to achieve total nuclear disarmament while reaffirming the Treaty’s vital role in promoting global peace and security.
  • The IAEA assists Georgian authorities with aerial surveys to locate and recover dangerous abandoned radiation sources.
  • An IAEA conference in Buenos Aires finds that many more countries face problems in
    controlling radiation sources used in medical, industrial, and other fields.
     
    Efforts intensified to track and control
the world's radioactive sources.
radioactive sources