IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano highlighted the benefits of nuclear science and technology for development during a week-long visit to Australia and New Zealand and thanked both countries for their support for the Agency.Read more →
Nuclear science and technology have numerous peaceful applications which can help countries to reduce poverty and hunger, improve energy supplies, treat diseases such as cancer and respond to climate change – and much more. I summarise our very broad mandate as Atoms for Peace and Development.
Many people are aware that a key role of the IAEA is to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. We do this by verifying that all nuclear material and activities in a country are in peaceful purposes.
It is my pleasure to congratulate the United Nations Industrial Development Organization on completing 50 years of work to fight poverty and promote development.