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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Energy Secretary Addresses Nuclear Security Conference

At an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) conference U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz today announced the United States is embarking on an effort to dilute and dispose of six metric tons of excess plutonium from the Savannah River Site in South Carolina, and that the United States is prepared to work with the IAEA ...
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IAEA Board of Governors: A Round-Up

Ambassador Laura S.H. Holgate led the U.S. delegation at her first International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors (BOG) as Permanent Representative September 19-22 in Vienna. The 35 members of the Board and other IAEA Member States met to discuss key nuclear-related issues and to prepare for next week’s IAEA General Conference. On everyone’s ...
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United States Contributes $4 million to Support IAEA’s Efforts to Combat Zika

United States Mission to the International Organizations in Vienna  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 20, 2016 United States Contributes $4 million to Support IAEA’s Efforts to Combat Zika Ambassador Laura S.H. Holgate announced a new $3.96 million voluntary contribution to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) at today’s IAEA Board of Governors meeting in Vienna to ...
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U.S. Support for UN Sustainable Development Goals Through the IAEA Peaceful Uses Initiative

Fact Sheet   The Initiative The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) established the Peaceful Uses Initiative (PUI) in 2010 with the help of the United States to raise extra-budgetary contributions to support Agency activities that promote peaceful uses of nuclear technology.. The United States contributed more than $50 million to the PUI during the first ...
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NASA Deputy Administrator Dr. Dava Newman Addresses UN COPUOS

It’s an honor and a pleasure to be here to address the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. You have done so much to support and expand the benefits of space exploration for people around the world. From our perspective at NASA, one of the most gratifying developments over the past ...
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Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization Preparatory Commission’s 20th Anniversary Ministerial Meeting

Minister Comănescu, Distinguished Ministers, Executive Secretary Zerbo, esteemed guests, ladies and gentleman, thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today. I would like to thank you all for the heartfelt expressions of sympathy for the terrible event that happened in Orlando this past weekend. As President Obama said, “This was an act of ...
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Technical Cooperation Report for 2015

The Technical Cooperation (TC) Program is essential to the IAEA’s role in promoting access to the benefits of peaceful nuclear energy in both power and non-power applications, which will assuredly make distinctive and important contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The IAEA promotes these applications while, at the same time, ensuring appropriate safety and ...
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United States Announces $2+ million Voluntary Contribution to the IAEA’s Peaceful Uses Initiative, including $500K to Combat Zika

Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna, Ambassador Henry S. Ensher, announced yesterday an additional voluntary contribution of over $2 million to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Funded through the Peaceful Uses Initiative (PUI), this new contribution will provide $1.2 million to build national capacities to start and implement nuclear ...
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U.S. Mission Chargé d’Affaires Travels to Kuwait and Israel

Henry S. Ensher, Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna, travelled to Kuwait City February 14 to attend a symposium on Nuclear Applications for Sustainable Development in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which highlighted the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) efforts to utilize nuclear technologies to tackle 21st century development challenges. Chargé ...
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