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NATIONS UNITED - September 2020

Hope Springs Eternal - even in The Midst of Tragedy and Hardship!

Nations United is a special, first of its kind film, created by the United Nations on its 75th Anniversary and to mark five years since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals. In the midst of a pandemic radically transforming our world, Nations United tells the story of the world as it is, as it was, and as it could be. It focuses on the solutions and action we need to tackle poverty, inequality, injustice and climate change. Featuring the UN Secretary-General António Guterres and UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, Malala Yousafzai, Don Cheadle, Michelle Yeoh, Forest Whitaker, Thandie Newton, Sugata Mitra and an exclusive performance from Grammy nominated singer Burna Boy, and a new version of a previous UN performance by multi-Grammy award winning artist, Beyoncé. Chapter: 00:00 Chapter 1: 5:09 - Climate and our planet Chapter 2: 11:15 Poverty and inequality Chapter 3 : 19:25 Justice and Human Rights Chapter 4: 23:30 - Gender equality Learn how you can take action: #NationsUnited #GlobalGoals #UnitedNations

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The IAEA September 2020 SMR Progress Booklet

"Advances in Small Modular Reactor Technology Developments"

Brief Outline
Booklets on the status of SMR technology developments have been published in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 
2018. The objective is to provide Member States with a concise overview of the latest status of SMR designs.

This booklet is reporting the advances in design and technology developments of SMRs of all the major technology lines within the category of SMRs. It covers land based and marine based water-cooled reactors, high temperature gas cooled reactors, liquid metal, sodium and gas-cooled fast neutron spectrum reactors, molten salt reactors, and the recent development of a sub-category called micro modular reactors with electrical power typically up to 10 MW(e). For the first time also that the booklet provides some insights on associated fuel cycles and radioactive waste management of the SMR designs reported herein. The content on the specific
SMRs is provided by the responsible institute or organization and is reproduced, with permission, in this booklet.
This booklet is intended as a supplement to the IAEA Advanced Reactor Information System (ARIS), which can be accessed at 

Previous booklets published in support of ARIS are listed in Annex VIII.
This publication was developed by Nuclear Power Technology Development Section, Division of NuclearPower of the IAEA Department of Nuclear Energy in cooperation with Member States. The IAEA officersresponsible for this publication were 

F. Reitsma, M.H. Subki, J.C. Luque-Gutierrez and S. Bouchet of the Division of Nuclear Power.


The IAEA’s Department of Nuclear Energy within its structure contains the Section for Nuclear Power Technology Development that is tasked to facilitate efforts of Member States in identifying key enabling technologies in the development of advanced reactor lines and addressing their key challenges in near term deployment. By establishing international networks and ensuring coordination of Member State experts, publications on international recommendations and guidance focusing on specific needs of newcomer countries are issued.
The world will need to harness all low-carbon sources of energy in order to meet the the Paris Agreement goal of limiting the rise in global temperatures to well below 

2 Deg C above pre-industrial levels. Use of renewables such as wind and solar power will continue to grow. However, nuclear power provides the steady and reliable stream of electricity needed to run and grow an advanced economy, and to enable developing countries to boost economic output and raise living standards. Together with hydropower, nuclear is the only low-carbon source of energy that can replace fossil fuels for 24/7 baseload power.

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The IPCC 2021 Report

AR6 Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis

The Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report addresses the most up-to-date physical understanding of the climate system and climate change, bringing together the latest advances in climate science, and combining multiple lines of evidence from paleoclimate, observations, process understanding, and global and regional climate simulations.

Disclaimer: The Summary for Policymakers (SPM) is the approved version from the 14th session of Working Group I and 54th Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and remains subject to final copy-editing and layout.

The Technical Summary (TS), the full Report Chapters, the Annexes and the Supplementary Materials are the Final Government Distribution versions, and remain subject to revisions following the SPM approval, corrigenda, copy-editing, and layout. 

Although these documents still carry the note from the Final Government Distribution “Do Not Cite, Quote or Distribute” they may be freely published subject to the disclaimer above, as the report has now been approved and accepted.


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