President Trump Congratulates NASA Astronauts on First All-Woman Spacewalk

The White House Office of the Press Secretary Washington, DC October 18, 2019   Statement from the Press Secretary Congratulating NASA Astronauts Aboard the International Space Station   Today, President Donald J. Trump spoke to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronauts Christa Koch and Jessica Meir during the first all-woman spacewalk from the International …

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IAEA Partners with Prominent U.S. Research Hospital to Tackle Childhood Cancers in Developing Countries

International Atomic Energy Agency October 18, 2019 Vienna, Austria   The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are joining forces to combat childhood cancers in developing countries, where children are four times more likely to die of the disease than in high-income countries due to a lack of affordable treatment …

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Millennials Gather in Vienna to Show Support for Nuclear Energy

U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna October 10, 2019 Vienna, Austria   Millennials Gather in Vienna to Show Support for Nuclear Energy Nearly 150 young professionals gathered at the Headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna on 8 October to share their professional experiences and show their support for nuclear power as a safe, clean, and …

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U.S. Mission Partners with University of Alabama in Huntsville on “Apollo 11” Space Camp Youth Exchange

U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna Vienna, Austria October 4, 2019   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   U.S. Mission Partners with University of Alabama in Huntsville on “Apollo 11” Space Camp Youth Exchange   The U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna has partnered with The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) to launch a new space-themed youth exchange program in honor of the Apollo 11 mission’s 50th …

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U.S. Mission in Vienna Chosen to Host Smithsonian Air and Space Museum’s Armstrong Spacesuit Statue

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Washington, DC September 24, 2019   PRESS RELEASE   Armstrong Spacesuit Statues Will Find New Homes After Baseball Season Following the National Air and Space Museum’s successful Apollo 50 initiative, “Apollo at the Park,” the full-sized statues of Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit that were displayed in 15 Major League …

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U.S. Mission Sends Girls from India, Kazakhstan, and Senegal to Weeklong STEM Camp in Colorado

Girls Experience STEM Summer Camp at Challenger Learning Center of Colorado July 26, 2019   This week, Challenger Learning Center of Colorado in Colorado Springs hosted eight high school-aged girls (three from India, two from the Republic of Kazakhstan, and three from Senegal) at its International Girls in STEM summer camp. This experience was made …

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U.S. National Statement to the 62nd Session of COPUOS

Statement by the United States on Agenda Item 4: General Exchange of Views, 62nd Session of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space As prepared for delivery by Jon Harrison, Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of State Vienna, June 13, 2019   Since we last met, the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of …

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IAEA BoG – U.S. Statement on Other Items of Business

U.S. Consolidated Statement on Agenda Item 10: Any Other Business As delivered by Alternate Permanent Representative Keith Anderton Vienna, June 12, 2019   Thank you Madam Chair, The United States welcomes the decisions of this year’s NPT Preparatory Committee meeting, which should lay the groundwork for a successful Review Conference next year.  To that end, …

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IAEA BoG – U.S. Statement on Implementation of NPT safeguards in Syria

U.S. Statement on Agenda Item 6(c): Implementation of the NPT safeguards agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic As delivered by Ambassador Jackie Wolcott Vienna, June 12, 2019   Thank you Madam Chair, We thank the DG for his update and for his commitment to resolving Syria’s safeguards noncompliance.  We applaud the DG and the Department …

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IAEA BoG – Join Statement on behalf of the Group of Friends for Women in Nuclear

Join Statement under Agenda Item 10 on behalf of the Group of Friends for Women in Nuclear As prepared for delivery by HE Dr Brendon Hammer, Resident Representative of Australia to the IAEA Vienna, June 12, 2019   Thank you, Chair Australia – as Co-Chair – is pleased to deliver this statement on behalf of …

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IAEA BoG – U.S. Statement on DPRK Safeguards

U.S. Statement on Agenda Item 6(b): Application of Safeguards in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea As delivered by Ambassador Jackie Wolcott Vienna, June 12, 2019 Thank you, Madam Chair. Since committing to work towards complete denuclearization at the June 2018 Singapore summit, the DPRK has yet to take significant, concrete steps to demonstrate that …

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IAEA BoG – Joint Statement on Pledges to the IAEA’s ReNuAL Project

Joint Statement by the United States, Canada, and Japan on Pledges to ReNuAL made at the 2019 Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference As delivered by the Ambassador of Japan to the International Organizations in Vienna Mitsuru Kitano Vienna, June 11, 2019   Madam Chair, I have the honor to deliver a statement on behalf …

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IAEA BoG – U.S. Statement on Strengthening the Agency’s Technical Cooperation Activities: Technical Cooperation Report for 2018

Statement on Agenda Item 3:  Strengthening the Agency’s Technical Cooperation Activities: Technical Cooperation Report for 2018. U.S. Statement as delivered by Alternate Permanent Representative Keith Anderton Vienna, June 10, 2019   Thank you, Madam Chair, The United States thanks the IAEA for preparing the Technical Cooperation Report for 2018, which provides useful examples of how …

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National Space Council: Dr. Scott Pace to Attend COPUOS Plenary to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Apollo Moon Mission

National Space Council June 6, 2019 Washington, DC FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Dr. Scott Pace to Attend United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space Plenary to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Apollo Moon Mission   Dr. Scott Pace, Executive Secretary of the National Space Council, will attend the 62nd Session of the United …

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Media Note: United States reaches $100 million milestone in total contributions to IAEA Peaceful Uses Initiative

The United States reported today in New York that it has exceeded the $100 million milestone of overall U.S. voluntary contributions to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Peaceful Uses Initiative (PUI). This total includes a $560,000 voluntary contribution by the United States announced today to help ensure the IAEA’s new and renovated Nuclear Applications …

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Media Note: Ambassador Wolcott’s Travel to Washington, DC April 2-5

Ambassador Jackie Wolcott’s Travel to Washington, DC April 2-5, 2019   Media Note U.S. Mission to International Organizations Vienna, Austria April 3, 2019   U.S. Ambassador to International Organizations in Vienna Jackie Wolcott travels to Washington, DC April 2-5, 2019 to accompany International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano in his meetings with …

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Statement from the President on NASA Day of Remembrance

The loss of the courageous crews from Apollo 1, Challenger, and Columbia was not in vain. As Americans, our unwavering commitment to continue their heroic journey is unparalleled in the history of human exploration. We will continue to move forward and reach for new heights. We will persevere. And by doing so, we will lead …

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Press Release: United States Announces $3.18 Million to Support IAEA’s ReNuAL Project and Efforts to Combat Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Dr. Christopher A. Ford, Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Non-Proliferation, announced $3.18 million in new U.S. voluntary contributions to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today at the Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Science and Technology at the IAEA Headquarters in Vienna, Austria.  The United States will contribute $1,701,210 to the IAEA’s Renovation …

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United States Sends Girls from Kazakhstan and Afghanistan to Colorado STEM Summer Camp

PRESS RELEASE July 19, 2018 Vienna, Austria FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE United States Sends Girls from Kazakhstan and Afghanistan to Colorado STEM Summer Camp Two teenagers from the Republic of Kazakhstan and two from Afghanistan will travel to Colorado Springs, Colorado to take part in the Destination Mars! Camp at the Challenger Learning Center of Colorado July 23-27. This exchange initiative …

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Statement by Dr. Jim Green, U. S. Representative to the 61st Session of the  UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space on Agenda Item 6,  

 Statement by Dr. Jim Green, U. S. Representative to the 61st Session of the  UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space on Agenda Item 6,  “UNISPACE+50 National Statement”  June 20, 2018 Madame Chair and distinguished delegates, thank you for the opportunity to deliver our national statement on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary …

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World Cancer Day: International Solutions for a Global Crisis

Cancer and cancer-related diseases claim the lives of eight million people worldwide each year.  Fourteen million new cases of cancer are diagnosed annually, and more than 60% of those cases occur in low and middle-income countries, where treatment capacities are limited and resources already scarce. February 4 is  World Cancer Day , a day when we shine a spotlight …

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U.S. Statement on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century

International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century  Abu Dhabi, UAE 30 October–1 November 2017 October 31, 2017 Edward McGinnis  Acting Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy United States Department of Energy U.S. National Statement As Prepared   Introduction On behalf of the United States Government, and in particular Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, …

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Readout of a Meeting between Ambassador Haley and Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS Office of Press and Public Diplomacy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 23, 2017 Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, met with Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today in Vienna, Austria. Ambassador Haley is in Vienna to meet with IAEA …

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Kazakhstani Girls Travel to San Antonio, Texas to Participate in STEM Summer Camp

Two teenagers from the Republic of Kazakhstan will travel to San Antonio, Texas July 24-28 to take part in the Scobee Education Center, San Antonio College Girls Camp Challenger .  This exciting exchange initiative is funded by the U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna to support new opportunities for girls in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.  The girls will participate in the weeklong camp focused on teaching …

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The 2017 IAEA Technical Cooperation Conference

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the International Atomic Energy Agency, or IAEA? You might have heard of it called “the UN’s nuclear watchdog,” for its important work verifying that countries’ nuclear programs remain exclusively peaceful. Would you be surprised to learn it also does development work to …

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Panel Discussion on the IAEA’s Technical Cooperation Program

IAEA Technical Cooperation Conference Session 4 Panel Discussion June 1, 2017 Remarks by Andrew Schofer, Chargé d’affaires a.i., U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna Question:  In 1958, at the first IAEA General Conference, the USA made an important contribution to support fellowship training and the fielding of experts to developing countries–to the first ever …

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Supporting the Safe, Secure, Peaceful and Sustainable Uses of Nuclear Energy

In 1953, then U.S. President Eisenhower, in his famous “Atoms for Peace” speech called for “fissionable material [to] be allocated to serve the peaceful pursuits of mankind.”  Since then, the United States has been a leader in international civil nuclear cooperation and in facilitating access to nuclear technologies to those who need it most.  On …

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The International Visitor Leadership Program: A Cultural Experience and Professional Exchange

The best way to become familiar with another country is to visit and experience the food, people, languages, and cultures first-hand. Each year, the U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna invites selected contacts to see and learn about the United States on the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). “The IVLP enables intensive professional exchange …

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U.S. Supports #CancerCare4All

By: Chargé d’Affaires Andrew J. Schofer.  Last Friday, members of the international community came together for an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Program of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT) World Cancer Day event.  It was truly impressive to hear about work being done around the world to support cancer diagnosis, treatment, and control.  Cancer impacts …

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NOAA Technical Statement at UNCOPUOS STSC Meeting

Matthew Butler, Office of International and Interagency Affairs, NOAA Satellite and Information Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) U.S. Department of Commerce 8 February 2016 Thank you, Madam Chair and distinguished delegates, for the opportunity to talk about the current and future meteorological and environmental satellite activities of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, …

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U.S. Statement to the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

Statement by Margaret Kieffer, United States Representative, on Agenda Item 4, “General Exchange of Views,” Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space: 2017, Scientific and Technical Subcommittee: Fifty-fourth session (30 January to 10 February 2017) Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria, January 30, 2017 Thank you, Madame Chair.  The United States Delegation congratulates you on …

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