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How IAEA Safeguards Contribute to International Peace and Security

IAEA Safeguards are a set of technical measures that allow the IAEA to independently verify a State’s legal commitment to use nuclear material and facilities only for peaceful purposes. Safeguards serve as important confidence building measures through which a State can demonstrate – and other States can be assured – that nuclear material and technology are being used only for peaceful purposes.

This photo essay explains the relevance and importance of safeguards in the non-proliferation regime, illustrated by photos of inspectors going through a training exercise at a nuclear power plant. 

Last update: 10 March 2016