IAEA and FAO Engage Youth in STEM with First-of-a-Kind Space-Themed Event

Students, Ambassadors and members of the scientific community met this week for the IAEA–FAO event on Seeds in Space: ‘Cosmic crops’ for food security and climate change adaptation. Continue reading

IAEA Director General Grossi Travels to Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant Next Week

The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Mariano Grossi, travels to Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) next week to assess first-hand the serious nuclear safety and security situation at the facility ... Continue reading

Nuclear Explained – What is Isotope Hydrology?

Water is critical for human development and environmental and economic sustainability. Isotopic techniques are used to help assess the quantity, quality and sustainability of this precious resource. Continue reading

How to Control Insect Pests Using Radiation

The use of radiation can help in the regulation or management of pests — known as pest control — effectively preventing insect-related risks to human and animal health, the ecosystems and food security (including crop and livestock production). Methods... Continue reading

IAEA and FAO Launch ‘Seeds in Space’ Youth Comic Book Competition

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have launched a comic book competition inviting 14 to 18 year olds to submit artwork that tells the story of ‘seeds in space’. Continue reading

Director General Statement in Relation to AUKUS Announcement

An announcement has been made by Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States (the AUKUS Parties) on Australia’s acquisition of conventionally armed, nuclear-powered submarines. I also received separate communications on this matter from the Pri... Continue reading

Thorium’s Long-Term Potential in Nuclear Energy: New IAEA Analysis

In August 2021, China announced the completion of its first experimental thorium-based nuclear reactor. Continue reading

IAEA Board of Governors Reappoints Director General Grossi for New 4-year Term

The Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today reappointed by acclamation Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi for a second four-year term in office beginning in early December 2023. Continue reading