The IAEA offers challenging assignments in a stimulating multicultural workplace. As international civil servants, staff members engage with current, meaningful issues of global peace, security and development. They are personally committed to the mission of the Agency, and their dedication is reflected in the lasting change that the IAEA's work makes around the world.
For many years, the United Nations has faced serious challenges in its efforts to achieve gender equality in staffing, and the IAEA is no exception.
In 2007, the IAEA and the IAEA Director General approved the Gender Equality Policy to work towards increasing the number of women in the IAEA's professional and higher categories and to implement gender mainstreaming into its programmes. In the last ten years, the percentage of women in these categories has increased from 18% to 24%, and we continue to search for and encourage women to consider employment with the IAEA.