The IAEA works in close partnership with Member States, United Nations agencies, research organizations and civil society to maximize the contribution of nuclear science and technology to the achievement of development priorities. 

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    Collaborating Centres

    To promote the practical use of nuclear techniques worldwide and help the IAEA implement its own programmatic activities, the Agency collaborates with designated Member State institutions. Focusing on research, development and training, this Collaborating Centre scheme helps reach important targets of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Read more →

  • International Centres based on Research Reactors (ICERRs)

    The IAEA designated International Centre based on Research Reactors (ICERRs) scheme is intended to help IAEA Member States gain timely access to relevant nuclear infrastructure based on research reactors (RRs) to achieve their capacity building and R&D objectives. ICERRs are organizations which make their RRs, ancillary facilities, and resources available to organizations and institutions of IAEA Member States through bilateral arrangements, facilitated by the IAEA. Read more →

  • United Nations System

    United Nations system

    The IAEA is an autonomous international organization within the United Nations system. It partners with more than a dozen UN organizations, thereby helping extend the reach of its services. The IAEA Director General is a member of the United Nations Chief Executive Board and regularly participates in the meetings chaired by the Secretary General of the United Nations. Read more →

  • European Union

    European Union

    The institutions of the European Union (EU), in particular the European Commission (EC), play an important role in development cooperation policy and financing, and are important strategic partners for the IAEA. The EC’s support to the Agency focuses particularly on nuclear safety and technical cooperation. Read more →

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    Regional/Cooperative Agreements

    The IAEA has concluded several Regional and Cooperative Agreements, in an effort to strengthen and enlarge the contribution of nuclear science and technology to socioeconomic development in different regions. Read more →

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    Other organizations

    The IAEA also works, among others, with the International Renewable Energy Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to maximize the contribution of nuclear science and technology to the achievement of development priorities. Read more →


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