Covering the period 1 January to 31 December, the IAEA Annual Report for 2011 has now been released and highlights important developments in the peaceful applications of nuclear technology, milestones in international cooperation on nuclear, radiation, waste, and transport safety; and developments in safeguards and the non-proliferation regime.
The report - published this week and now available online - follows a standardized structure based on the Agency's programme and budget document. The introductory chapter, called the "The Year in Review" provides a thematic analysis of the Agency's activities within the context of notable developments during the year. Through summaries, tables and graphs, it presents an overview of nuclear related developments worldwide in 2011 and how they affected the work of the IAEA.
A chapter of the IAEA Annual Report for 2011 is dedicated to the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, caused by the earthquake and tsunami of March 2011. The chapter briefly describes the Agency's response to the accident. It is based on the Nuclear Safety Review for 2012, which provides a more detailed description of the accident and the range of the response actions to it.
The Annual Report complements several other official documents that will be submitted to the IAEA General Conference when it convenes in Vienna beginning 17 September. This includes the Agency's Nuclear Safety Review, the Nuclear Technology Review, the Technical Cooperation Report. Updates to the Safeguards Statement and Background to the Safeguards Statement and Summary are also made available to the general public.
To view the Annual Report and other reports online please visit the IAEA Publications section.