November 11, 2019

IAEA’s Technical Cooperation Division for Latin America and the Caribbean receives UN award for its contribution to the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases

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By Tyler Flenard From IAEA The United Nations Interagency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (UNIATF) has recognized the contribution of the IAEA’s Division for Latin America and the Caribbean to the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). An award, presented to Luis Longoria Gandara, Director of the Division, highlighted […]

North Korea has not stopped nuclear activities, UN Watchdog Agency says

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From WN North Korea’s nuclear activities have not stopped over the past, and it continues to develop its nuclear program, the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog said in a new report, ABC News reports. The “continuation and further development” of the program are “cause for grave concern,” the International Atomic Energy Agency said in its report, […]

Exploring nuclear technologies

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Exploring nuclear technologies to foster agriculture sustainability in the Eastern Caribbean OECS Media Release Friday, June 8, 2018 — A delegation from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA),), in response to a request from the OECS Commission to support the sustainable development of livestock and plant production systems utilizing nuclear energy, mounted a fact-finding mission […]

Training first responders to prepare for a potential Radiological Emergency in the Caribbean

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By Natasha Galipeau From IAEA Emergency preparedness and response for radiological emergencies is being strengthened in the Caribbean region, thanks to an IAEA regional training course for first responders held this week in Bridgetown, Barbados. Local emergency service workers from fields such as law enforcement, medical response, and fire brigade will take part in the […]

Toward Cradle-to-Grave Control in the Caribbean: IAEA Supports Member State Source Management Efforts

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By K. Glenn, IAEA Department of Technical Cooperation From IAEA To protect the public from the hazards of ionizing radiation and prevent disused radioactive sources from becoming ‘orphaned’, the IAEA promotes ‘cradle-to-grave’ source control as an essential component of a strong regulatory infrastructure. Through an ongoing regional technical cooperation project[1], and in partnership with the […]

Supporting safety in the Caribbean: IAEA helps member states establish regulatory infrastructures

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By K. Glenn, IAEA Department of Technical Cooperation From IAEA The IAEA’s safety standards provide requirements and recommendations for ensuring nuclear safety, and act as a global reference for protecting people and the environment. Through an ongoing regional technical cooperation project[1], the IAEA is supporting Caribbean Member States in establishing, within a legal and governmental […]

Inside the Caribbean’s only nuclear reactor

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By Heidi Vella From Power Technology Jamaica operates the Caribbean’s only nuclear reactor as part of a research project at the University of West Indies (UWI). On a recent visit, the International Atomic Energy Agency applauded the nearly 35-year-old programme for showing a continuous commitment to safety after a successful conversion to low-enriched uranium. Jamaica’s […]

The IAEA will assist Panama in the field of nuclear security during the visit of Pope Francis on the occasion of the World Youth Day

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Vienna (Austria) – The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Government of Panama have signed an agreement to strengthen measures of nuclear security on the occasion of World Youth Day 2019, an event of weeklong for young Catholics who are scheduled to attend Pope Francisco. Juan Carlos Lentijo, Deputy Director of the IAEA, and […]

First school for drafting regulations on radiation safety for IAEA member states from the Caribbean Takes Place at IAEA Headquarters

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By Kirsten Virginia Glenn, Department of Technical Cooperation From IAEA The first School for Drafting Regulations on Radiation Safety for IAEA Member States from the Caribbean has taken place from 16-27 January 2017 in Vienna, Austria. The School was supported by the IAEA’s technical cooperation programme, under the regional project RLA/9/082 ‘Establishing and Strengthening Sustainable […]

IAEA training addresses devastating coffee disease

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Vienna, Austria Coffee, one of the world’s most-traded commodities, is increasingly threatened by a disease known as coffee leaf rust. Experts from Central America, the region most affected, are gathering at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) this week to learn how to apply nuclear science and technology to breed plants that are resistant to […]