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.

  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

    The FAO is one of the Agency’s closest partners. Since 1964, the two organizations govern together the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture. The cooperation is marked by complementary mandates, common targets, joint programming, co-funding and coordinated management. Read more →

  • United Nations Development Programme

    The collaboration between the IAEA and UNDP focuses on the areas of water management and nutrition. Among others, the two organizations jointly run projects on the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System and the Nile Basin. Read more →

  • United Nations Environment Programme

    The IAEA and UNEP cooperate on a number of issues related to, among others, climate change, environmental policy, resource efficiency and waste management. Read more →

  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization

    The IAEA and UNIDO use each other’s networks and UNIDO’s National Cleaner Production Centres to share information on the technical advantages of nuclear techniques in cleaner industrial production processes. Read more →

  • United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

    The cooperation between the IAEA and the UNCCD aims to strengthen the capacities of Member States to meet their obligations under the Desertification Convention through sustainable land management, training and capacity building, technical support, research activities, and scientific input to policy documents. Read more →