Resources for Women: Past Events

IAEA and Texas A&M Sign Practical Arrangements

Practical Arrangements

14 May 2014 | The IAEA and Texas A&M University in the USA are now working together to boost the number of women who pursue scientific careers - both organizations have signed the Practical Arrangements, which is a document defining the scope of cooperation under this new venture. Full Story → | Photo Gallery →


IAEA Daughters Day Encourages Girls to Embrace Science and Technology

Daughters Day

25 April 2014 | Picking a career can be a big challenge. On Daughters Day 2014, the IAEA showed teenage girls some of the career options in the field of science and technology, by exposing them to accomplished female staffers doing interesting work which impacts lives around the world, 25 April 2014. Full Story → | Photo Gallery →


Moving Beyond Stereotypes: A Discussion Honoring International Women's Day 2014

International Women's Day 2014

5 March 2013 | In honour of International Women's Day on 8 March 2014, the IAEA hosted a discussion on the experience of men working for strong, influential women. The panel, moderated by Ms. Janice Dunn Lee, IAEA Deputy Director General for Management, featured four male ambassadors from four different geographic regions, all with experience working for women in high-profile positions. Full Story → | Video: Director General Statement, 4 March 2014 → | Photo Gallery →


Nuclear Science Needs More Women, Urges IAEA Deputy Director General Janice Dunn Lee

Nuclear Science Needs More Women, Urges IAEA Deputy Director General Janice Dunn Lee

25 November 2013 | On 22 November 2013, Ms. Janice Dunn Lee, Deputy Director General of the IAEA, gave a keynote address on Sixty Years of Atoms for Peace: Women in Nuclear Science at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, United States. Full Story → | Media Advisory →


Good Advice

Daughter's Day 2013

30 April 2013 | To encourage more young women to pursue careers in the sciences later in life and become interested in the work of the Agency, the IAEA hosted a Take Your Daughter to Work Day on 25 April 2013. Full Story →


Janice Dunn Lee, IAEA Powerhouse

Janice Dunn Lee

18 March 2013 | In January 2013, Civilian Global News's European correspondent, Michael Harpen, had the honor to interview Janice Dunn Lee, Deputy Director General, Head of the Department of Management, at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the top floor of the Vienna International Centre in Vienna, Austria. Article →


Encouraging Women to Pursue International Careers

Encouraging Women to Pursue International Careers

7 March 2013 | To celebrate women in international careers, IAEA Deputy Director General Janice Dunn Lee, Head of the Department of Management, hosted a roundtable event and invited five distinguished female Ambassadors to discuss their experiences. Full Story →


International Women's Day 2013

International Women's Day 2013

5 March 2013 | On the occasion of International Women's Day 2013, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano delivers a statement at the Vienna International Centre. Video


Women Who Inspire - International Women's Day 2012

International Women's Day

8 March 2012 | "As an international scientific organisation, the IAEA is aware of its need to strive for gender balance," said IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano. He was speaking during an event at the IAEA's Vienna headquarters to highlight and honour the achievements of women on 8 March 2012, International Women's Day. Full Story → | International Women's Day [pdf] →


Women: A Driving Force In Nuclear Power Programmes

Women: A Driving Force In Nuclear Power Programmes

17 January 2012 | Many countries are moving forward with their nuclear power programmes and, in these countries, more and more women are taking on key leadership roles in developing the national nuclear agenda. Full Story


Genius Female Scientist Honoured

Marie Curie Exhibit

9 December 2011 | Marie Skłodowska-Curie, one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century, was commemorated on 9 December 2011, the 100th anniversary of the award of her second Nobel Prize, at an exhibit opened in her honour at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna, Austria. Full Story →


Pursuing Gender Parity

Pursuing Gender Parity

29 November 2011 | The IAEA receives between 15 000 and 20 000 applications every year for jobs in the professional category. About a quarter of these applications are from women. Full Story


A Message from Focal Points for Gender

Attracting and Retaining Female Talent

16 September 2011 | For many years, the United Nations has faced serious challenges in its efforts to achieve gender equality in staffing, and the IAEA is no exception. In 2007, the IAEA and our Director General approved the Gender Equality Policy to work towards increasing the number of women in the IAEA's Professional and higher categories and to implement gender mainstreaming into its programmes. In the last ten years, the percentage of women in these categories has increased from 18% to 24% and we continue to search for and encourage women to consider employment with the IAEA. Full Story → | Current Women Staff Members → | Women at the IAEA →


Women's Choices - International Women's Day 2011

International Women's Day

8 March 2011 | To commemorate the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, the IAEA's Division of Public Information spoke with Catherine Monzel, the Agency's Head of the Recruitment and Staff Development Section and the Focal Point for Gender Concerns, about the challenges the IAEA faces in finding well-qualified women for its professional posts and its work to interest young women in pursuing careers in science. Full Story → | International Women's Day: Women at the IAEA → [pdf] | Video: Director General Statement → | Video: Women Working in Nuclear Science →


Attracting and Retaining Female Talent

Attracting and Retaining Female Talent

8 March 2011 | As the pool of people, especially women, with scientific and technological knowledge in the nuclear industry shrinks, the IAEA is struggling to boost the ranks of its female professionals to meet the UN target of 50%. Full Story →


Searching for and Finding Qualified Women

Searching for and Finding Qualified Women

8 March 2011 | One of the key hurdles the IAEA faces in boosting the ranks of its professional women toward the UN goal of 50% is finding female candidates with the right scientific and technical skills and experience. Full Story →


Director General Hoping to Recruit More Well-Qualified Women

Yukiya Amano

11 March 2010 | Director General Yukiya Amano addressed the Eighth Meeting of Points of Contact for the Recruitment of Women to underscore his support for their efforts to identify and to help the Agency recruit more women. Director General Statement →


Women Changing the Face of Nuclear Industry - International Women's Day 2010

International Women's Day

8 March 2010 | Unrestricted by gender stereotypes that ruled the nuclear industry in the past, women today are working as nuclear engineers, project managers, inspectors, chemists, physicists, environmentalists and management members. Full Story →


Inspiring Future Scientists

Daughter's Day

24 April 2009 | The IAEA is seeking to inspire Member States to promote nuclear science and engineering as attractive careers for women. Full Story →


Women on the Front Lines of Change - International Women's Day 2009

International Women's Day

10 March 2009 | The important roles of women in global development took center stage at the IAEA in celebrations marking International Women's Day. Full Story →


Women & Water - International Women's Day 2007

International Women's Day

8 March 2007 | In many developing countries, women and girls walk on average six kilometres each day to fetch water. They carry around 20 kilograms - the equivalent of a cabin luggage - on their heads. Full Story →


INSTRAW Interview with Anita Nilsson

Anita Nilsson

IAEA Anita Nilsson was interviewed by the UN International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women. Interview → [pdf]


Nobel Prize Money to Fund Cancer & Nutrition Fellowships in Developing World

Nobel Prize Money to Fund Cancer and Nutrition

25 November 2005 | The Nobel Peace Prize money awarded to the Agency will be used to create a fund for fellowships and training to improve cancer management and childhood nutrition in the developing world, the IAEA Board of Governors decided at its meeting in Vienna. Full Story →


Women Honoured At WNA

Women Honoured At WNA

8 September 2005 | The IAEA's Dr. Gabriele Voigt and Dr. Anita Nilsson were among fourteen eminent women honoured during the 30th Annual Symposium of the World Nuclear Association (WNA), held in London. Full Story →


IAEA Celebrates International Women's Day 2005

International Women's Day

11 March 2005 | On International Women's Day on 8 March, Dame Margaret Anstee, first female UN Under Secretary-General gave a keynote address at the IAEA in Vienna. Her story highlights how far women and men have come in their quest for equality, peace and development. Full Story →


HIV Focus - International Women's Day 2004

International Women's Day

8 March 2004 | International Women's Day on 8 March 2004 focused on the devastating toll HIV/AIDS takes on women, and their critical role in fighting the virus. IAEA activities are taking the edge off hardship, as efforts continue to reduce poverty and improve women's health in developing countries. Full Story →