International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

  • Description
  • The Inter­na­tional Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is the world’s cen­ter of coop­er­a­tion in the nuclear field. It was set up as the world´s “Atoms for Peace” orga­ni­za­tion in 1957 within the United Nations fam­ily. The Agency works with its Mem­ber States and mul­ti­ple part­ners world­wide to pro­mote safe, secure and peace­ful nuclear tech­nolo­gies. (Learn more about the IAEA in this video).

    IAEA Mis­sion & Programmes

    The IAEA’s mis­sion is guided by the inter­ests and needs of Mem­ber States, strate­gic plans and the vision embod­ied in the IAEA Statute. Three main pil­lars — or areas of work — under­pin the IAEA’s mis­sion: Safety and Secu­rity; Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy; and Safe­guards and Ver­i­fi­ca­tion. (See Our Work).

    Rela­tion­ship with United Nations

    As an inde­pen­dent inter­na­tional orga­ni­za­tion related to the United Nations sys­tem, the IAEA´s rela­tion­ship with the UN is reg­u­lated by spe­cial agree­ment [pdf]. In terms of its Statute, the IAEA reports annu­ally to the UN Gen­eral Assem­bly and, when appro­pri­ate, to the Secu­rity Coun­cil regard­ing non-​compliance by States with their safe­guards oblig­a­tions as well as on mat­ters relat­ing to inter­na­tional peace and security.

    Orga­ni­za­tional Profile

    The IAEA Sec­re­tariat is head­quar­tered at the Vienna Inter­na­tional Cen­tre in Vienna, Aus­tria. Oper­a­tional liai­son and regional offices are located in Geneva, Switzer­land; New York, USA; Toronto, Canada; and Tokyo, Japan. The IAEA runs or sup­ports research cen­ters and sci­en­tific lab­o­ra­to­ries in Vienna and Seibers­dorf, Aus­tria; Monaco; and Tri­este, Italy. (See Offices and Con­tacts).

    The IAEA Sec­re­tariat is a team of 2300 multi-​disciplinary pro­fes­sional and sup­port staff from more than 100 coun­tries. The Agency is led by Direc­tor Gen­eral Yukiya Amano and six Deputy Direc­tors Gen­eral who head the major depart­ments. (See IAEA Staff).

    IAEA pro­grammes and bud­gets are set through deci­sions of its pol­i­cy­mak­ing bod­ies — the 35-​member Board of Gov­er­nors and the Gen­eral Con­fer­ence of all Mem­ber States. Reports on IAEA activ­i­ties are sub­mit­ted peri­od­i­cally or as cases war­rant to the UN Secu­rity Coun­cil and UN Gen­eral Assem­bly. (See Pol­icy Bod­ies).

    IAEA finan­cial resources include the reg­u­lar bud­get and vol­un­tary con­tri­bu­tions. The annual reg­u­lar bud­get is set by the Gen­eral Con­fer­ence, as well as extrad­bud­getary funds and vol­un­tary con­tri­bu­tions to the Tech­ni­cal Co-​operation Fund. (These fig­ures are pub­lished in the lat­est IAEA Annual Report).


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