Safeguards and Verification
Safeguards Agreements & Additional Protocols
The IAEA has safeguards agreements in force with over 170 States around the world. Most of these are comprehensive safeguards agreements concluded pursuant to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). Other types of agreements are known as voluntary offer safeguards agreements (in force with the five NPT nuclear-weapon States) and item specific safeguards agreements (in force with three States not party to the NPT). Also in place is a Model Additional Protocol to safeguards agreements that grants the IAEA complementary verification authority.
Safeguarded Nuclear Material & Facilities
More than 900 facilities around the world are under IAEA safeguards. The information below is from the IAEA Annual Report, and the latest Safeguards Implementation Statement.
Safeguards Overviews & Glossary
The IAEA safeguards system has evolved within a legal and technical framework having specific terms and definitions.