Pillars of Nuclear Cooperation

Promoting Science & Technology

The IAEA works to mobilize peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology for critical needs in developing countries

Nuclear Applications

The IAEA is the world's focal point for scientific and technical cooperation in nuclear fields. The work contributes to fighting poverty, sickness, and pollution of the earth's environment, and to other global "Millennium Goals" for a safer and better future.

The main areas of activities are:

Where they hold comparative advantages, nuclear science and technology have become preferred solutions - and sometimes the only solutions - to many problems hindering development in poorer countries. They have made significant contributions valued at more than US $400 million to the world's major goals of sustainable development.

Three IAEA Departments lead programmes in fields of nuclear science and technology: Department of Technical Cooperation; Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications; and Department of Nuclear Energy.