Deputy Director General of the IAEA – International Atomic Energy Agency, UN

Head of the Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, Austria

Deputy Director General of the IAEA – International Atomic Energy Agency/UN, Head of the Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, Vienna, Austria. CEO Medfly and Mosquito Facility Brazil – Moscamed - a program to suppress medfly and mosquitoes population in north-eastern of Brazil, Juazeiro, Brazil (2005-14). General Secretary of Brazilian Society for Advancement of Science – SBPC, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2006-10, 2013-14). Professor of Genetics and Evolution, Department of Genetics, University of Sao Paulo (1995-2005). Director of the Carambola Fruit Fly Eradication Program in the North of South America, Paramaribo, Suriname (1997-2002). Pos-doc at the University of Texas, Austin, USA (1979-1980).  Visiting professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1990) and visiting fellow at USDA/ARS Gainesville, Florida, USA (1990-91). Member of advisory committees for area-wide programmes in California, Mexico, Guatemala and Ethiopia (1992 to 2014).  During his academic career he conducted and published several studies in genetics, behaviour and control of pest insects, especially tephritid fruit flies. During the last 35 years he worked as expert and consultant for IAEA, FAO, WHO, IICA, APHIS/USDA, national governments in several pest control programmes using the Sterile Insect Technique integrated with other suppression techniques in over 15 countries.



11:30-13:00 6 NOVEMBEr
PLenary Session V. challanges in global cooperation: practices and pitfalls

The role of the IAEA in supporting the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

At the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. Strong partnerships among the international organizations concerned are crucial for achieving these goals.

The International Atomic Energy Agency will play an important role in assisting the international community with the achievement of several of the SDGs in the next 15 years.

The IAEA has for many years made a major contribution to development by making nuclear science and technology available in areas such as food security, human health, water management and environmental degradation. In light of the SDGs this work is expected to intensify in order to bring the world closer to achieving the relevant goals.

The areas in which nuclear science and technology contribute to achieving the SDGs include poverty, hunger, human health, clean water, affordable and clean energy, industry and innovation, and climate change. The presentation will illustrate how nuclear techniques contribute to sustainability in selected key areas, such as, for example, water management, food security, health and environment.