India and UN nuclear watchdog to start talks on safeguards agreement

The United Nations atomic watchdog and the Indian Government have agreed to start consultations on framing a safeguards agreement that would place the South Asian country’s civilian nuclear programme under UN observation.

Nuclear power to stay prominent, UN atomic energy agency reports

New projections from the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) show that nuclear power will remain a key energy source in the coming decades, with over two dozen new reactors now under construction globally.

Revision planned for UN-backed system to inform public of severity of nuclear accidents

The United Nations-sponsored system to enhance international safety by promptly communicating to the public the significance of nuclear and radiological accidents and incidents is being upgraded to make it even more versatile and informative.

More action needed to curb threat of nuclear terrorism, UN watchdog warns

Stepping up his fight to reinforce nuclear security and prevent nuclear terrorism, the head of the United Nations atomic watchdog agency today called on all countries to ratify an international agreement strengthening the protection of nuclear materials.

Nuclear test ban pact’s anniversary should spark push for ratification – Ban Ki-moon

As the eleventh anniversary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) approaches, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on participants at a meeting in Vienna designed to foster its entry into force to intensify efforts toward this goal.

Illicit trafficking, theft of nuclear materials ‘a persistent problem,’ UN agency reports

Illicit trafficking, theft and loss of nuclear and other radioactive materials remain “a persistent problem,” according to the United Nations agency entrusted with pre-empting nuclear and radiological terrorism and preventing proliferation.

Japanese nuclear plant hit by quake shut down safely, UN expert team concludes

A Japanese nuclear power plant damaged by a strong earthquake last month shut down safely, and the very small amount of radioactivity released was well below the authorized limits for public health and environmental safety, according to a United Nations-sponsored fact-finding team of international nuclear safety experts.

UN-backed scheme poised to bolster Middle East nuclear cooperation

A project backed by the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has the potential to bolster nuclear cooperation in the Middle East.

IAEA welcomes European contribution for African nuclear security

Africa’s nuclear and radiological safety will be reinforced thanks to a €7 million contribution form the European Union (EU) to the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Vienna-based body said today.

UN anti-crime chief pledges support for treaty against nuclear terrorism

On the eve of the entry into force of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism, the Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) pledged support for the pact.