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Technical Cooperation Report for 2006. Report by the Director General; Informe de Cooperacion Tecnica para 2006. Informe del Director General

Abstract

The period under review was one of considerable satisfaction for the TC programme. New resources reached a record high of $101.0 million with $76.8 million for the Technical Cooperation Fund, $22.3 million in extra budgetary resources and $1.9 million in in-kind contributions. Net new obligations during the year were $104.5 million, which represented an increase of more than 30% over 2005. The year 2007 marks the 50th anniversary of the IAEA and provides an opportunity to look back on the history of TC activities. In its early days, the technical assistance programme, as it was then called, was modest: in 1960 the Board of Governors approved 28 projects in 16 Member States. Over time, the demand for Agency assistance and expertise has grown steadily: the TC programme that was approved by the Board of Governors in 2006 featured more than 780 projects in 115 Member States. In recent years, there has been shift in attitudes towards nuclear power in a number of countries around the world. This trend can be traced to a fast growing global energy demand, increased emphasis on energy security and a heightened awareness of the risks of climate change. This has led to a rising number  More>>
Authors:
"NONE"
Publication Date:
Jul 15, 2007
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
GC-51/INF/4(S)
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Also available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French and Russian; 11 figs, 2 tabs
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; AFRICA; CLIMATIC CHANGE; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; DISEASES; ENERGY DEMAND; HAZARDS; IAEA; INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION; MEMBER STATES; NUCLEAR POWER; PERFORMANCE; PERFORMANCE TESTING; PLANNING; PROGRAM MANAGEMENT; PROGRESS REPORT; SECURITY; SOCIAL IMPACT; STATE OFFICIALS; UNITED NATIONS; COOPERATION; DEMAND; DOCUMENT TYPES; INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; MANAGEMENT; PERSONNEL; POWER; PUBLIC OFFICIALS; TESTING
OSTI ID:
21522334
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Department of Technical Cooperation, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
Spanish
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: XA11K9304003546
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form. Also available on-line: http://www.iaea.org/About/Policy/GC/GC51/GC51InfDocuments/Russian/gc51inf-4_rus.pdf
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
55 pages
Announcement Date:
Mar 31, 2012

Citation Formats

Technical Cooperation Report for 2006. Report by the Director General; Informe de Cooperacion Tecnica para 2006. Informe del Director General. IAEA: N. p., 2007. Web.
Technical Cooperation Report for 2006. Report by the Director General; Informe de Cooperacion Tecnica para 2006. Informe del Director General. IAEA.
2007. "Technical Cooperation Report for 2006. Report by the Director General; Informe de Cooperacion Tecnica para 2006. Informe del Director General." IAEA.
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title = {Technical Cooperation Report for 2006. Report by the Director General; Informe de Cooperacion Tecnica para 2006. Informe del Director General}
abstractNote = {The period under review was one of considerable satisfaction for the TC programme. New resources reached a record high of $101.0 million with $76.8 million for the Technical Cooperation Fund, $22.3 million in extra budgetary resources and $1.9 million in in-kind contributions. Net new obligations during the year were $104.5 million, which represented an increase of more than 30% over 2005. The year 2007 marks the 50th anniversary of the IAEA and provides an opportunity to look back on the history of TC activities. In its early days, the technical assistance programme, as it was then called, was modest: in 1960 the Board of Governors approved 28 projects in 16 Member States. Over time, the demand for Agency assistance and expertise has grown steadily: the TC programme that was approved by the Board of Governors in 2006 featured more than 780 projects in 115 Member States. In recent years, there has been shift in attitudes towards nuclear power in a number of countries around the world. This trend can be traced to a fast growing global energy demand, increased emphasis on energy security and a heightened awareness of the risks of climate change. This has led to a rising number of requests for energy planning projects, which may include nuclear power as an option. In 2006, the Secretariat developed and finalized the TC programme for the 2007-2008 biennium using the Programme Cycle Management Framework in close collaboration with national authorities. The PCMF is supported by a dedicated website, which facilitates collaboration among stakeholders in the Member States and the Secretariat. In line with the TC Strategy, the Secretariat concentrated on building partnerships with national, regional and international development organizations. This includes, inter alia, support for the New Partnership for Africa's Development and partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme. A new challenge which could have an impact on the TC programme in the areas of resource mobilization, representation at the country level and technical specialization is the process of fostering greater integration of UN system-wide activities at the country level, in accordance with the Report of the High-level Panel on United Nations System-wide Coherence. The Agency is responding with initiatives centred on strengthening country level coherence, better defining and reporting programme results, promoting more predictable funding and strengthening partnerships. As shown in Part B to this report, the TC programme contributes to five of the eight Millennium Development Goals in the areas of environmental sustainability, combating disease, hunger and poverty, maternal health and child health. A related area of endeavour is incorporating a gender perspective into the TC programme: this aspect features in the new project concepts to be submitted by Member States in 2007 and in the criteria to be used by the Secretariat in assessing them. A major thrust of the TC programme is strengthening the capacity of national nuclear institutions to become more self-reliant, thus enhancing the sustainability of results achieved through TC efforts. Technical cooperation among developing countries, in particular through projects in the framework of regional agreements, plays a vital role in this mechanism. Building human resources for nuclear technology and preserving nuclear knowledge continue to be important areas for the TC programme. A progress report on strategic objectives prepared for the 2007 meeting of the Standing Advisory Group on Technical Assistance and Cooperation measured the performance of the TC programme between 2002 and 2006 against agreed performance indicators. This report showed that the programme had met or frequently exceeded the targets set under these performance indicators in the areas of meeting the central criterion of strong government commitment, establishing strategic partnerships, mobilizing financial resources and promoting sustainability of TC programme results. (author) [Spanish] En el periodo objeto de examen el programa de CT realizo importantes progresos. Los nuevos recursos alcanzaron una cota maxima sin precedentes de 101,0 millones de dolares; de ellos, 76,8 millones fueron para el Fondo de Cooperacion Tecnica y se recibieron 22,3 millones como recursos extrapresupuestarios y 1,9 millones en contribuciones en especie. Las nuevas obligaciones netas durante el ano ascendieron a 104,5 millones de dolares, es decir, un incremento de mas del 30% con respecto a 2005. En 2007 se celebra el 50{sup o} aniversario del OIEA, lo que brinda la oportunidad de examinar retrospectivamente la historia de las actividades de CT. Al principio, el programa de 'asistencia tecnica', como entonces se denominaba, era modesto: en 1960 la Junta de Gobernadores aprobo 28 proyectos en 16 Estados Miembros. Con el tiempo, la demanda de asistencia y competencia tecnica del Organismo ha aumentado sin cesar: el programa de CT que la Junta de Gobernadores aprobo en 2006 constaba de mas de 780 proyectos en 115 Estados Miembros. En los ultimos anos se ha experimentado en varios paises del mundo un cambio de las posturas respecto de la energia nucleoelectrica. El origen de esta tendencia se puede remontar al rapido aumento de la demanda de energia a escala mundial, el mayor enfasis en la seguridad energetica y una mayor sensibilizacion en cuanto a los riesgos del cambio climatico. Como consecuencia de ello, esta aumentando el numero de solicitudes de proyectos de planificacion energetica, una de cuyas opciones es la energia nucleoelectrica. En 2006, la Secretaria elaboro y finalizo el programa de CT para el bienio 2007-2008 haciendo uso del Marco de gestion del ciclo del programa (PCMF) en estrecha colaboracion con las autoridades nacionales. El PCMF esta respaldado por un sitio web especial, que facilita la colaboracion entre los interesados directos de los Estados Miembros y la Secretaria. En consonancia con la Estrategia de CT, la Secretaria se concentro en la creacion de alianzas con organizaciones de desarrollo nacionales, regionales e internacionales. Esto incluye, entre otras cosas, el apoyo a la Nueva Alianza para el Desarrollo de Africa y la asociacion con el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente. Un nuevo desafio que podria incidir en el programa de CT, en las esferas de la movilizacion de los recursos, la representacion a nivel nacional y la especializacion tecnica, es el proceso de fomento de una mayor integracion de las actividades del sistema de las Naciones Unidas en su conjunto en el plano nacional, de acuerdo con el informe del Grupo de Alto Nivel sobre la coherencia en todo el sistema de las Naciones Unidas. El Organismo esta respondiendo con iniciativas centradas en el fortalecimiento de la coherencia a nivel nacional, la mejor definicion y notificacion de los resultados de los programas, la promocion de financiacion mas previsible y el fortalecimiento de las asociaciones. Tal como se muestra en la parte B del presente informe, el programa de CT contribuye a cinco de los ocho objetivos de desarrollo del Milenio en las esferas de la sostenibilidad ambiental, la lucha contra las enfermedades, el hambre y la pobreza, la salud de la madre y la salud del nino. Una esfera de trabajo conexa es la incorporacion de una perspectiva de genero en el programa de CT: este aspecto se incluye en los nuevos conceptos de proyectos que los Estados Miembros han de presentar en 2007 y en los criterios que debera utilizar la Secretaria al evaluarlos. (author)}
place = {IAEA}
year = {2007}
month = {Jul}
}