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      Dr. Atchara Wongsaengchan, Secretary General of the Office of Atoms for Peace of Thailand (OAP), and Dr. Yutthana Tumnoi, Head of the Safety Research and Development Section, Division of System and Standard Development for Safety Regulation, OAP attended the East Asia Summit (EAS) Seminar on Non-Proliferation in the Indo-Pacific, and visited the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) in Melbourne, Australia, during 15 - 20 October 2017.

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       The Australian Government in cooperation with Ministry of Foreign Affair of Thailand co - hosted the East Asia Summit (EAS) Seminar on Non-Proliferation in the Indo-Pacific. Around 50 representatives from 17 EAS participated in this seminar to deepen regional cooperation by increasing understanding of non-proliferation issues and tools to detect, disrupt and deny proliferation in our region. The seminar gave effect to the 2016 EAS leaders’ statement, which unanimously reaffirmed the region’s commitment to the international non-proliferation regime and to combating the threat of nuclear terrorism, The seminar also provided a great opportunity to all participating countries to share their own experiences, best practices, and lessons learned, and to discuss future implementation to enhance the regional capability through capacity building and data exchange to deal with such emerging threat.

     Furthermore, Dr. Atchara visited the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARAPANSA) to share experiences in nuclear and radiation regulation in Thailand, and to discuss a future technical collaboration in the fields of radiation protection and nuclear safety between OAP and ARPANSA.

     For more information please contact the International Cooperation Section, Strategy and Planning Division, OAP at +66 2579 0547.

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EAS Seminar 2017

Source: http://dfat.gov.au/news/news/Pages/east-asia-summit-seminar-on-non-proliferation-in-the-indo-pacific.aspx

 

News By Training Support and Public Relations Section, Strategy and Planning Division Office of Atoms for Peace (OAP), Tel / Fax: +66 2 596 7600 ext. 1126
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        31 May 2017, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano and H.E. Mr. Songsak Saicheua, Ambassador and Resident Representative of Thailand to the IAEA, signs Agreement between the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand concerning the Hosting of IAEA Activities in the Kingdom of Thailand.

        The signing ceremony took place as a side event of the International Conference on the IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme: Sixty Years and Beyond – Contributing to Development during 30 May – 1 June 2017 at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna, Austria.  In this regards, the officials from the Office of Atoms for Peace, as a National Liaison Office to the IAEA witnessed the signing ceremony of this agreement.

        For more information please contact the International Cooperation Group, Strategy and Planning Division, the Office of Atoms for Peace at tel. 662 5790547.  

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Thailand attended the 61st IAEA General Conference to support and strengthen global peace and security,
and enhance the Technical Cooperation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

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      H.E. Mr. Songsak Saicheua, Ambassador and Resident Representative of Thailand to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), led the Thai delegation; comprising representatives from the Office of Atoms for Peace, Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology (Public Organization), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Industry, to attend the 61st IAEA General Conference from 18 - 22 September 2017 at the IAEA headquarter in Vienna, Austria.

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      On 20 September 2017, Dr. Atchara Wongsaengchan, Secretary General of the Office of Atoms for Peace of Thailand (OAP) delivered Thailand’s statement to reaffirm Thailand’s continued support to the work of the IAEA, especially in supporting and strengthening global peace and security. Thailand expressed a grave concern and called for the strict and full implementation of all relevant United Nation Security Council (UNSC) resolutions. In addition, Thailand promotes peaceful applications of nuclear technology for research and development, through the IAEA’s Technical Cooperation Program, which has contributed to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in Member States.

     There were numerous exhibitions presented by the IAEA departments, relative organizations and Member States including Thailand. OAP, on behalf of Thailand, organized an exhibition entitled “Nuclear Technology for Human Health in Thailand”, showcasing the utilization of nuclear technology in health care such as medical diagnosis and treatment, nutrition improvement and control of vectors and vector-borne diseases. Thailand also expressed its readiness to cooperate with any interested parties in all relevant areas. Furthermore, Thailand has donated to the Renual+ project as an extra-budget contribution which targets to modernize and renovate the IAEA laboratories in Seibersdorf, Austria; the laboratories which provided the member states with fruitful benefits and conduct researches and development and deliver new and improved nuclear techniques to Member States in food and agriculture, human health, the environment and the use of nuclear science. 

      At a side event, Dr. Atchara Wongsaengchan, OAP Secretary General, and Mr. Dazhu Yang, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, together signed Thailand’s Country Program Framework (CPF) for the period of 2017–2022 on 21 September 2017. The latest CPF identifies thematic areas as follows; Research reactor, Food safety and agriculture, Human health, Emergency preparedness and response, Radiation Technology for industrial applications and Human resource development in nuclear power infrastructure.

       Soon after to the signing of the CPF, Thailand had a bilateral meeting with the Asia and the Pacific Section 1 of the IAEA to discuss in terms of cooperation in order to enhance and strengthen the sustainable cooperation on peaceful use of nuclear and radiation applications.

       For more information please contact at the International Cooperation Section, Strategy and Planning Division, OAP. Tel. 66 2579 0547

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        Thailand by Office of the National Security Council (NSC), Counter Terrorist Operation Center (CTOC) conducted the annual Crisis Management Exercise CMEX-17 jointly with the involved organizations, on 27 – 29 June 2017 at the Thai-Japanese Stadium and The Metropolitan Rapid Transit (MRT), to enhance the best practice on alliance crisis management on counter terrorist.

        Dr. Atchara Wongsaengchan, the Secretary-General of the Office of Atoms for Peace (OAP) said that OAP joined the annual Crisis Management Exercise CMEX-17. The exercise was held on 27 – 29 June 2017 at the Thai-Japanese Stadium and the Thailand Cultural Center Station of the Metropolitan Rapid Transit (MRT) which aims to enhance the potential of Alliance crisis management procedures at the strategic plan on counter terrorist. More than 1,000 participants from relevant civilian and military staffs participated in this joint exercise, such as the Royal Thai Army Forces, the Office of the National Security Council (NSC), the Counter Terrorist Operation Center (CTOC), the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Ministry of the Ministry of Interior, the Metropolitan Rapid Transit (MRT), the Bangkok Emergency Medical Service (EMS), the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, and the Office of Atoms for Peace (OAP).

        The SG also stated that the exercise is crucial and OAP shown a good cooperation with NSC for the annually joint exercise in order to enhance capability of staffs for drilling with the involved organizations to get ready for the effective Radiation Emergency Preparedness and Response. Although, OAP has the international safety standards, to control all Nuclear and Radiation emergency aspects, the self-preparation and regularly exercises are required.

       For more information please contact at Emergency Preparedness and Response Section, Nuclear and Radiation Inspection Division, Office of Atoms for Peace, tel. 6625967600 ext. 1117

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     On 18 August 2017, Dr. Atchara Wongsaengchan, Secretary General of Office of Atoms for Peace attended the opening ceremony of National Science and Technology (NST) Fair 2017, organized by Ministry of Science and Technology, on 17 to 27 August 2017 at IMPACT Muang Thong Thani. This fair is considered the biggest annual scientific event in Thailand with more than a million visitors. This year, the fair was set up under the theme "Sparking the ideas, Improving lives with science, developing nation with technology, and leading to innovative path.” The event showcase gathered variety of scientific ideas from governmental agencies, private sector and international organizations. It also highlighted the commemoration of the King Rama 9 as the Father of Thai Technology and Innovation, as it illustrated the significance of the Sufficiency Economy philosophy leading the country to achieving Thailand 4.0 objectives and the United Nations sustainable development goals.

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     OAP Secretary General, Dr. Atchara Wongsaengchan, stated that OAP thanked all visitors for visiting OAP at the NST2017. “OAP participates in the NST Fair annually. This year, OAP is represented under the theme “Today Radiation” to promote its main responsibility as the national regulatory authority to control and regulate the peaceful use of nuclear and radiation under the Nuclear Energy for Peace Act B.E. 2559 (2016) and international standards. OAP also aims to provide the visitors with the informative facts about the peaceful use of nuclear energy and radiation applications in various ways such as nuclear medicines and the detection of nuclear tests around the world”

      In addition, OAP also provided a wonderful opportunity for children and all visitors to engage with science community.

     For more information please contact the Training Support and Public Relations Section, Strategy and Planning Division, OAP at tel. 66 2596 7600 ext. 4415

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