January, US President George Bush cites an “axis
of evil” supporting terrorism and seeking
weapons of mass destruction.
May, the USA and Russia sign a nuclear
arms treaty to reduce their respective nuclear arsenals.
accedes to the
NPT as a non-nuclear-weapon State.
- The Group
of Eight nations (G8) announce a US $20-billion partnership against
weapons of mass destruction at their summit in Canada.
cite progress in nuclear
safety following a review meeting of parties to a global convention.
IAEA hosts World
Water Day, coordinating global events for the UN system.
IAEA and partners call for a stepped up campaign against the tsetse
fly in Africa, a vector of
disease and death.
IAEA Board urges North
Korea to comply fully with its safeguards agreement, following
disclosures that the country has a programme for enriching uranium.
seek to foster Iraq’s
compliance with Security Council resolutions, including the return
IAEA and UN weapons inspectors to the country.