Topics in Focus

Radioactive Waste Management

The Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management, together with the IAEA international Safety Standards are helping provide a framework for safety at the international level in the area of radioactive waste management. Go To Coverage →

IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety

Sharing IAEA Action Plan information across the world nuclear community. Go To Coverage →

Cancer Care and Control

The IAEA contributes nuclear techniques to the fight against cancer, a major global health problem that increasingly impacts the world, particularly developing countries. Go To Coverage →

Nuclear Power

Over the past several years, there has been a resurgence of interest in nuclear power, both from countries with established nuclear power programmes and countries that are interested in beginning a programme. Go To Coverage →

Fukushima Nuclear Accident

Resources, news updates and other relevant information on the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan. Go To Coverage →

Nuclear Security: New Directions for 21st Century

The IAEA is helping policymakers and experts from around the world coordinate their efforts to improve nuclear security, manage radioactive sources and combat nuclear terrorism. Go To Coverage →

Peaceful Uses Initiative

Resources and other relevant information on the IAEA Peaceful Uses Initiative (PUI). Go To Coverage →

Water Resources and Marine Environment

The IAEA helps tackle some of the earth's most pressing water challenges by applying nuclear techniques in the fields of water resource assessment, agricultural water management and marine pollution control. Go To Coverage →

Addressing Climate Change

Nuclear applications and technologies are powerful tools used to understand, reduce and adapt to climate changeĀ“s consequences. Go To Coverage →

Food Security and Agriculture

The IAEA called for increased investment in a plant breeding technique that could bolster efforts aimed at pulling millions of people out of the hunger trap. Go To Coverage →

Human Health and Nutrition

Poor diet can have devastating effects on human health, causing deficiency diseases in childhood. The role of nuclear techniques, and stable isotope techniques in particular, is becoming increasingly important in the development and monitoring of interventions to combat malnutrition. Go To Coverage →

Animal Health and Production

Nuclear and nuclear-related techniques are used to solve livestock problems, alleviate rural poverty, control the spread of diseases and enhance food security and food quality. Go To Coverage →

Chernobyl Nuclear Accident

The accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986 was the most severe in the history of the nuclear power industry, causing a huge release of radionuclides over large areas of Belarus, Ukraine and the Russian Federation. Go To Coverage →

Strengthening Safety at Nuclear Facilities

Strengthening Safety at Nuclear FacilitiesThe establishment of a sustainable national safety infrastructure is an essential foundation for ensuring safe siting, design, construction, operation and decommissioning of nuclear power plants. The IAEA gives guidance and assists Member States seeking to embark on nuclear power production programmes to develop appropriate safety infrastructures. Go To Coverage →

Multilateral Approaches to the Fuel Cycle

Multilateral Approaches to the Fuel CycleStates are considering proposals for multilateral approaches to the nuclear fuel cycle. Proposals address issues related to assurances of nuclear fuel supply and strengthening controls over sensitive nuclear materials and technologies of proliferation concern. Go To Coverage →

Radiation Protection of Patients

Radiation Protection of PatientsRadiation safety experts at the IAEA say that the overuse of high-tech scanning procedures may unnecessarily expose patients to increased radiation levels. In collaboration with other international organizations, it is developing a series of measures aimed at strengthening patient protection. Go To Coverage →

Monitoring and Verification in Iran

Special coverage of IAEA inspection activities, including reports, statements and media coverage in relation to the application of IAEA safeguards in Iran. Go To Coverage →

Monitoring and verification in DPRK

IAEA and DPRKSpecial coverage of events, media reports, documents, statements, decisions, information resources, as well as related IAEA activities in connection with the nuclear situation in the Democratic PeopleĀ“s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Go To Coverage →


Special coverage of events, media reports, documents, statements, decisions, information resources, as well as related IAEA activities in the run-up to the 8th Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in 2010. Go To Coverage →

IAEA and Iraq

ARCHIVES: The web pages on IAEA and Iraq are for historical and reference purposes. They are no longer being updated. Go To Coverage →

IAEA and Syria

Special coverage of events, including reports, statements and media coverage in relation to the application of IAEA safeguards in Syria. Go To Coverage →

IAEA and Nuclear-Weapons-Free-Zones (NWFZ)

IAEA and NWFZsSpecial coverage of IAEA activities and events, including reports, statements and media coverage in relation to nuclear-weapons-free-zones around the world. Go To Coverage →

Nobel Peace Prize 2005

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2005 to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and to its Director General, Mohamed ElBaradei, for their work for a safer and more peaceful world. The Committee honours the IAEA and its leader as "an unafraid advocate" of atoms for peace, not warheads. Go To Coverage →

Last update: 4 March 2015