You are here

Non-Proliferation

Through its safeguards system, the IAEA verifies that States are honouring their international obligations to use nuclear science and technology only for peaceful purposes.

A principal role of the IAEA is to deter the proliferation of nuclear weapons through the early detection of the diversion of nuclear material or the misuse of nuclear technology and, in the absence of such diversion or misuse, provide credible assurances that States are honouring their legal obligations to use nuclear material and technology only for peaceful purposes.

To do so, the IAEA applies various technical measures referred to as 'safeguards' to verify the correctness and the completeness of the declarations made by States about their nuclear material and activities. IAEA safeguards are an essential component of the international non-proliferation regime

Resources

  1. Employment
  2. Women
  3. Press

Stay in touch

Newsletter