International Conference on the IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme: Sixty Years and Beyond – Contributing to Development

Marking the 60th anniversary of the IAEA’s Technical Cooperation programme, the International Conference on the IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme: Sixty Years and Beyond will take place in Vienna from 30 May–1 June 2017. It brings together Member States and other partners to further develop partnerships in order to enhance the delivery of the TC programme, the main mechanism through which the IAEA delivers assistance to Member States.

This event will highlight the role of the TC programme in sustainable development, discuss future partnership opportunities and examine the way forward for the TC programme.

Participants are encouraged to use the official hashtag on social media: #Atoms4Dev2017

Registration and Accreditation procedure

All participants to the conference have to register to the conference by submitting their participation Form A to the IAEA.

Collection of badges:

  • NLO meeting: Monday, 29 May, as of 08.00 am.
  • Conference: Monday, 29 May, as of 10.00 am.

Please find Information for Permanent Missions to the IAEA here.

All journalists are requested to inform the IAEA Press Office of their plan to attend the conference.

Journalists who already have a permanent accreditation to the VIC need no additional credentials. We encourage those journalists who do not yet have permanent accreditation to request it at UNIS Vienna.

Journalists who require only a temporary Press Badge are requested to contact Michelle Gruensteidl (Phone: [+43-1] 2600-22048 or [+43-1] 2600-21273).

Live streaming

All topical sessions and panel discussions will be streamed live. Watch the livestream here and catch up on any missed sessions here.

Tours and events

The Conference offers attendees the opportunity to participate in several visits and tours: a guided walking tour through the city centre of Vienna, and visits to the IAEA Seibersdorf laboratories, the nuclear power plant in Zwentendorf, the TRIGA MARK II Reactor, and the IAEA Incident and Emergency Centre (IEC). More information and registration here (deadline for registration 24 May 2017).

Conference app

The IAEA Conferences and Meetings App provides a one-stop access to information on the Conference, exhibitions and scheduled side events. The app also allows users to put together their own personalized schedule of events. Via this app participants will be able to view contributed papers and the latest conference programme, message other participants, and view PowerPoint presentations released after the event. Participants will receive an email inviting them to register for the app approximately one week before the conference.

For iPhone or iPad users, get your free download through the Apple iTunes Store; those with Android devices can visit the Google Play Store.

Greening the conference

The TC Conference is going green. It has been awarded with the official Green Meeting certification issued by the Austrian government, demonstrating the IAEA’s commitment to sustainability.

The certificate can be viewed at the following links:

At the TC conference, the Secretariat will provide paper-smart documentation, waste reduction and recycling, and environmentally friendly catering. Participants are encouraged to use public transport to arrive at the Conference venue and can choose environmentally certified accommodation (list here), as well as use the IAEA Conference and Meetings app rather than paper. These small actions can make a big difference and will all help to reduce the environmental impact of the Technical Cooperation Conference.

The Vienna International Centre is a UNFCCC certified 100% carbon neutral workplace.

You may provide your feedback here:

Information on how to effectively contribute to climate protection, both locally and globally, can be found at

Vienna has an efficient network of public transport — buses, trains, trams and underground lines — that covers most of the city. The IAEA encourages participants to make full use of these greener modes of transportation: a 10% discount for a 5-day ticket has been arranged for participants.