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IAEA Director General 's Statement at Matías Romero Institute, Mexico City

5 February 2016 India Joins the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage

In a statement at the Matías Romero Institute in Mexico City on 4 February 2016, IAEA Director General Yuikiy Amano expressed his gratitude to Mexico for its support of the work of the IAEA and recognized Latin America's pioneering role in establishing the world’s first nuclear-weapon-free zone in a populated area under the 1967 Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (Tlatelolco Treaty).
Read more → :: Director General Statement → :: Tlatelolco Treaty →


India Joins the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage

4 February 2016 India Joins the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage

India deposited its instrument of ratification of the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC), an important multilateral treaty relating to liability and compensation for damage caused by a nuclear incident.
Read more → :: CSC →


Supporting Central America: Director General Amano Visits El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala

3 February 2016 Supporting Central America: Director General Amano Visits El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano encouraged all three countries to join or ratify the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material, a key amendment that strengthens countries' obligation to physically protect nuclear material, and also emphasized the IAEA's role in ensuring the exclusive uses of nuclear energy and technology for peaceful uses, making reference to the 1967 Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (Tlatelolco Treaty).
Read more → :: CPPNM Amendment → :: Tlatelolco Treaty →


IAEA and EU Make Progress on Nuclear Cooperation

22 January 2016 IAEA and EU Make Progress on Nuclear Cooperation

The European Union and the IAEA took steps to strengthen their cooperation in a range of nuclear activities including for sustainable development during their fourth annual Senior Officials Meeting in Vienna.
Read more → :: Photo Gallery → :: CPPNM Amendment → :: Topics in Focus →


Remarks by Director General Yukiya Amano at New Year Reception

19 January 2016 Remarks by Director General Yukiya Amano at New Year Reception

In his statement to Member States at the New Year Reception, Director General Yukiya Amano said that entry into force of the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) "is finally within our grasp" and that he hopes and expects that this could happen in 2016.
Director General Statement → :: CPPNM Amendment →


Looking Ahead: Important 2016 Events

4 January 2016 Looking Ahead: Important 2016 Events

What's ahead for the IAEA and the global nuclear agenda in 2016? The following is a preview of selected meetings and events.
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IAEA Highlights and Achievements in 2015 – A Year in Review

31 December 2015 IAEA Highlights and Achievements in 2015 – A Year in Review

A selection of highlights of the IAEA’s activities in furthering the peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology and a look at the many topics in focus over the course of the year.
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Meeting of Points of Contact and Central Authorities for the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material to be Held in Viennna

14-16 December 2015 First Technical Meeting of Points of Contact and Central Authorities for States Parties to Convention on Physical Protection of Nuclear Material Held in Viennna

The first ever Technical Meeting of the Points of Contact and Central Authorities of States Parties to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) was held at the IAEA Headquarters in Vienna, Austria, from
14 to 16 December 2015. IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano delivered a statement at the meeting.
CPPNM → :: Director General Statement → ::
IAEA Department of Nuclear Safety and Security


Morocco Ratifies Important Nuclear Security Amendment

10 December 2015 Morocco Ratifies Important Nuclear Security Amendment

Morocco's ratification of the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) brings to just 12 the number of countries whose ratification is required for the Amendment to enter into force.
Read more → :: CPPNM Amendment → ::
In Focus: Nuclear Security →


IAEA Board of Governors Convenes

26 November 2015 Conference Participants Discuss Safety, Security and Operation of Research Reactors

In his opening statement at the meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors starting today in Vienna, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano touched on the first meeting of national Points of Contact and Central Authorities for the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) that will take place in the week starting on 14 December 2015, and expressed the hope that entry into force of the CPPNM Amendment might happen next year.
Read more → :: Statement → :: Photo Gallery →