United States Announces EUR 830K in Support of IAEA’s Environmental Research

The United States, through the IAEA’s Peaceful Uses Initiative (PUI), has allocated funds totaling EUR 832,850 for the IAEA’s Nuclear Sciences and Applications (NA) Environment Laboratories in Monaco to aid the monitoring and evaluation of environmental effects in oceans and coastal zones using nuclear technologies.

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USA at the 30th CCPCJ

USA at the 30th Session of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice The UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) is the principal UN policy-making body in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice. It is tasked with improving international action to combat national and transnational crime, as well …

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Remarks by CDA Bono at UNODC’s Strategic Vision for Africa Event

UNODC’s Strategic Vision for Africa Event As delivered by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Louis L. Bono February 24, 2021, 2:48 P.M. Good afternoon excellencies and colleagues. Thank you, Executive Director Waly for the opportunity to participate today. It is an honor to join this panel of distinguished leaders. On behalf of the United States, I would …

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NASA, UN Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Peaceful Uses of Space

NASA and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) pledging cooperation in areas of science and technology to support the peaceful use of outer space. The MOU, signed Thursday, Dec. 17, brings together NASA’s wealth of publicly available Earth observation data and dynamic exploration opportunities with …

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Ambassador’s Remarks at IAEA Virtual Event on the 10th Anniversary of the Peaceful Uses Initiative

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Jackie Wolcott at the IAEA Virtual Event for the 10th Anniversary of the Peaceful Uses Initiative November 9, 2020 Vienna, Austria   Virtual WebEx Platform   [event in progress] MODERATOR: Excellency, the United States proposed and has nurtured the PUI for the last ten years.  What made the United States propose …

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United States Co-Sponsors an Event to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the UN and the 20th Anniversary of the UN Trafficking in Persons Protocol

Today, the Missions to the United Nations of the United States, Peru, and Sierra Leone co-sponsored an event commemorating the 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations and the 20th anniversary of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children.

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PRESS RELEASE: U.S. funding to IAEA Supports Cancer Treatment in Egypt

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is allocating $1 million in funding to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to help Egypt enhance radiation therapy for cancer patients through the provision of a medical linear accelerator, or “LINAC.”

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PRESS RELEASE: U.S. funding to IAEA Supports Cancer Treatment in Mexico

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is allocating $1.3 million in funding to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to assist Mexico in improving cancer management through the provision of a medical linear accelerator, or “LINAC.”

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U.S. funding to UNODC supports efforts to combat organized crime in Sierra Leone

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is pleased to announce a $425,000 contribution to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to support efforts to combat organized crime in Sierra Leone.

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U.S. Supports Environmentally Friendly Technique to Control Disease Transmitting Mosquitoes

U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna Vienna, Austria June 15, 2020   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   U.S. Supports Environmentally Friendly Technique to Control Disease Transmitting Mosquitoes   U.S. Ambassador to International Organizations in Vienna Jackie Wolcott announced today that the United States is allocating $733,500 to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for the development and validation of the sterile-insect …

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U.S. Supports Creation of Tsetse-free Zones in Senegal

U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna Vienna, Austria June 15, 2020   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   U.S. Supports Creation of Tsetse-free Zones in Senegal   U.S. Ambassador to International Organizations in Vienna Jackie Wolcott announced today that the United States is providing $436,600 to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to improve livestock productivity in West …

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U.S. funding to UNODC supports forensic capabilities in Turkmenistan

U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna Vienna, Austria June 12, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. funding to UNODC supports forensic capabilities in Turkmenistan The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) announces $200,000 in funding to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to support Phase …

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U.S. Supports UNOOSA’s Space4Youth Competition 2020

U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna Vienna, Austria June 9, 2020   The U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna announced June 3 that it will support the Space4Youth Competition 2020, organized by the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), by providing winners with a trip …

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Ambassador Wolcott’s Message on the Successful Launch of NASA-SpaceX’s Demo-2 Test Flight

Read the full text of Ambassador Wolcott’s message here: Hi, I’m Jackie Wolcott. Congratulations to NASA and SpaceX for their successful launch of two astronauts from Kennedy Space Center to the International Space Station. Collaboration with the private sector is essential in this new era of outer space exploration. Here in Vienna, the United States …

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Launch America: NASA and SpaceX Demo-2 Test Flight

Launch America: NASA and SpaceX Demo-2 Test Flight NASA will provide coverage of the upcoming prelaunch and launch activities for the agency’s SpaceX Demo-2 test flight with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station. These activities are a part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, which is working with the U.S. …

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PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Contributions to IAEA to Combat COVID-19 Reach $11 Million

U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna    Vienna, Austria    April 14, 2020        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE        U.S. Contributions to IAEA to Combat COVID-19 Reach $11 Million        The United States is allocating an additional $5 million in voluntary contributions to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to combat the COVID-19 outbreak around the world, bringing total U.S. contributions to the Agency’s efforts to fight the disease to $11 …

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PRESS RELEASE: United States Contributes Over $1.75 Million to IAEA to Support Countries’ Nuclear Power Programs

U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna  Vienna, Austria February 28, 2020   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    United States Contributes Over $1.75 Million to IAEA to Support Countries’ Nuclear Power Programs    The United States informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on February 26 that it will allocate $1,758,056 to support IAEA member states seeking to embark on nuclear power programs or expand their current capabilities in order to facilitate the safe, secure …

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PRESS RELEASE: World Cancer Day 2020 – The U.S. Fights Cancer with Contributions to the IAEA

U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna Vienna, Austria February 4, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE World Cancer Day 2020 – The United States Fights Cancer with Contributions to the IAEA The United States is leading the fight against cancer with contributions to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) totaling more than $6.8 million since 2016 …

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PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Provides $226,000 to IAEA to Establish Radiotherapy Center in Sierra Leone

On January 2, 2020, the U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna allocated $226,000 in U.S. funding to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to help establish a radiotherapy center to provide treatment to cancer patients in Sierra Leone.

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USA at the 2020 COPUOS Scientific and Technical Subcommittee

USA at the 2020 COPUOS Scientific and Technical Subcommittee From Monday, February 3rd, to Friday, February 14th, delegations from around 100 countries gathered in Vienna, Austria for the 57th session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) Scientific and Technical Subcommittee (STSC). The STSC meets for two weeks every year to discuss questions …

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