Atoms for Peace and Development - using nuclear science and technology to support the implementation of sustainable development goal 2 (zero hunger) and goal 6 (clean water and sanitation)
Tuesday, 12 July 2016
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Conference Room 8

Side Event

All are cordially invited to a side event on Atoms for Peace and Development highlighting the contribution of science and technology to implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular, SDG-2.

The event will present an overview of nuclear techniques related to food safety and food security featuring specific projects implemented in the Philippines involving food irradiation, in Kazakhstan, on sustainable agriculture, and in South Africa, on fighting pests using the sterile insect technique.

The session will explore some of the myths around nuclear techniques and will highlight how scientists and policy makers can cooperate to support the achievement of governments’ development priorities in the context of Agenda 2030.

For sixty years the IAEA has been collaborating with its Member States to peaceful applications of nuclear science and technologies for the benefit of humanity.


When Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 6:15 – 7:30 p.m.

Where Conference Room 8, UN Conference Building

Programme : Introduction

  • Mr. Xolisa Mabhongo

Representative of the IAEA Director General to the UN


  • Mr. Martin Krause

Director, Division for Europe, Department of Technical Cooperation, IAEA

  • H.E. Ambassador Jan Kickert, Permanent Representative

Permanent Mission of Austria to the UN

  • H.E. Ambassador Lourdes Ortiz Yparraguirre, Permanent Representative

Permanent Mission of the Philippines to the UN

  • Mr . Barlybay Sadykov , Deputy Permanent Representative

Permanent Mission of Kazakhstan o the UN

  • H.E. Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative

Permanent Mission of South Africa to the UN

Q&A Interactive Discussion

Conclusion Mr. Xolisa Mabhongo

RSVP : By Monday, 11 July 2016 via email or telephone 212-963-6012

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