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Belgium supports the International Atomic Energy Agency in the avoidance of nuclear proliferation as well as the promotion of civil nuclear cooperation

Belgium is usually allocating 200, 000 euros to the development of the COMPUCEA system, which allows inspectors to assess uranium samples on web site. This year, Belgium has allocated 1, 637, 000 euros to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for the prevention of nuclear proliferation and the promotion associated with nuclear cooperation in the areas of medicine, scientific analysis and of farming. Hadja Lahbib, Minister of Foreign Affairs: ” Through this important contribution, Belgium facilitates in a very tangible way those activities of the IAEA, an international corporation under the auspices of the United Nations which assists its Member States in the application of technology nuclear power and ensures its peaceful use. Belgium is a leading player within this field, thanks to its regarded know-how in scientific study and nuclear medicine “.

Belgian commitment towards nuclear proliferation

This type of machines are useful in countries where it is difficult to send samples in order to laboratories for analysis, such as Iran or North Korea. In addition to the mandatory contribution to the ordinary spending budget, Belgium supports the IAEA annually through voluntary contributions.

Belgium supports civil nuclear cooperation

Several IAEA actions benefit from Belgian funding:

  • The Technical Assistance Fund is endowed by having an amount of 719, 493 pounds. This fund is the major financial instrument for enhancing access to nuclear technology within sectors such as health, food, agriculture, environment and power.
  • Belgium is contributing 417, 500 euros to the Rays of Hope initiative, making the fight against cancer probable in countries with little or no access to radiotherapy services. Because of Rays of Hope, a lot more people with treatable cancers may have access to life-saving care.
  • two hundred and fifty, 000 euros are allocated to fundamental scientific research aimed at increasing the resilience associated with banana and coffee plantations in the face of climate change plus diseases.
  • Finally, Belgium is contributing EUR 50, 000 towards the modernization of the greenhouses from the IAEA laboratory complex, which supplies valuable scientific research.


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