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This report from 1987 identifies nuclear power as the sole cost-effective clean energy source available at the time. The authors also identify constraints that developing countries might face in implementing a nuclear power program. They close by defining the role that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) can play in executing programs in developing nations and identifying recommendations to enable these efforts.

This brief describes the gap in nuclear power plant deployments between developing and industrialized nations. The authors argues that assistance from industrial nuclear countries is a critical to the successful development of a nuclear power program, and they highlight specific cases to support their claim.
Industrial and economic growth involving nuclear science and technology depends on a pipeline of next generation talent emerging from secondary schools, according to the authors of this report. The IAEA Technical Corporation has fostered the development of this skillset in schools throughout the Asia-Pacific region by providing technical support on nuclear topics as well as educational support. To build on program successes, efforts are being evaluated and expanded.

The PULSTAR reactor at North Carolina State University (NCSU) went critical in 1972 and has been operating at one megawatt thermal since then. To enhance the engagement of the PULSTAR in the institutional mission of NCSU, a strategic plan with well-defined education, research and service/outreach objectives has been under implementation since 2002. The combination of capabilities and partnerships has resulted in significantly enhanced utilization levels of the PULSTAR, which now approach 10,000 user hours annually.

This article describes the International Atomic Energy Agency's progress on improving gender parity in the nuclear industry via the Women in Nuclear program. As evidence of success, the program points to a shift from 2007 to 2017 when women went from 22.5% of the nuclear workforce to 29%.

These conference proceedings explore indigenous attitudes about and relationships with the nuclear energy industry as a whole. The first section consists of a jurisdictional review of select international and domestic Indigenous perspectives on nuclear energy and uranium mining. Government reports, submissions to environmental review processes, news articles, blog posts and scholarly research were among the primary data sources used.

This paper reviews the concept of integrating a SMART reactor with seawater desalination system in the context of Korea's nuclear regulatory system. The authors proposes a framework for international cooperation on technological development of nuclear power for nonelectric uses.

The UK government has provided clear milestones regarding the needs of waste management and decommissioning, according to the authors of these proceeding. Most of these milestone rely on research and technical developments being delivered over the next 10–20 years. And the DISTINCTIVE (Decommissioning, Immobilisation and Storage Solutions for Nuclear Waste Inventories) consortium is carrying out research that addresses the broad area of nuclear waste and decommissioning, bringing together industry partners and academic researchers from 10 research-intensive universities in the UK.

This report focuses on nuclear energy as one pathway to meeting the twin challenges of alleviating energy poverty and minimizing greenhouse gas emissions. Part 1 outlines the state of nuclear power deployment in sub-Saharan Africa. Part 2 gives an overview of what the challenges of deploying nuclear power are likely to be. And Part 3 describes advanced nuclear technology and how it could increase the likelihood of nuclear development.