International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Established in 1957, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is an autonomous organization of the United Nations charged with promoting safe, secure and peaceful use of nuclear technologies.
Through research and technical cooperation projects, the IAEA facilitates the transfer of nuclear technology to 159 Member States for use in medical, agricultural, industrial, water management
and other applications. This contributes to the goals of sustainable development and protection of the environment. The IAEA’s laboratories provide training and conduct research.
The IAEA Secretariat — the international body of staff tasked with running the Agency — is made up of a team of some 2560 multidisciplinary professional and support staff from more than 100 countries. They come from scientific, technical, managerial and professional disciplines.
Although the IAEA is not an international regulatory body, its nuclear safety efforts are directed towards creating agreed multilateral norms. These are increasingly important mechanisms for improving nuclear safety, radiation safety and waste safety around the world.
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- Highlights from the International Conference on Nuclear Security (Jan 2017)
- Borehole Transfer Casks for Low-Level Radioactive Waste (Jan 2016)
- IAEA Trains Scientists to Work Safely with Ebola (Nov 2015)
- Arktis to Help Solve Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Issue (Nov 2015)
- IAEA Delivers Major Report on Fukushima Accident (May 2015)
- ISOE International Symposium (May 2015)
- U.S., Japan Exchange Best Practices on Nuclear Emergency Response (Mar 2015)
- IAEA Safeguards Analytical Laboratories (2012)
- IAEA Under Fire Over Response to Fukushima Disaster (Mar 2011)
- Assessing Effects of Depleted Uranium: IAEA Role (2009)
- Managing Radioactive Waste