Our Work

The IAEA works for the safe, secure and peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology. Its key roles contribute to international peace and security, and to the world's Millennium Goals for social, economic and environmental development.

Main Work Areas

Nuclear Technology & Applications

Nuclear Technology

This work involves helping countries use nuclear and isotopic techniques to promote sustainable development objectives in agriculture, human health, water resource management, marine environment and industrial applications.

Nuclear Safety & Security

Nuclear Safety & Security

This work is being carried out mainly to provide a strong, sustainable and visible global nuclear safety and security framework, protecting people and the environment from the harmful effects of ionizing radiation.

Safeguards & Verification


This work is being carried out to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the IAEA as the world’s nuclear inspectorate, performing an indispensable role in global efforts to stop the spread of nuclear weapons.

Thematic Work Areas

Topics in Focus

Radioactive Waste Management
IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety
Cancer Care and Control
Nuclear Power
Fukushima Nuclear Accident
Nuclear Security: New Directions for 21st Century

Last update: 1 July 2015