You are here

IAEA Safeguards Glossary

2022 Edition

International Nuclear Verification Series No. 3 (Rev. 1)

English STI/PUB/2003 ¦ 978-92-0-122122-3

300 pages ¦ € 55.00 ¦ Date published: 2022

Download PDF (3.82 MB)

EPUB format available (25.81 MB)


Since the last edition of the IAEA Safeguards Glossary in 2001, IAEA safeguards implementation has continued to evolve, with a greater emphasis on 'State as a whole' considerations in the development of State level safeguards approaches, and reflecting a myriad of technological advancements. This new edition reflects these developments and represents terms that are either specific and unique to IAEA safeguards, or those that may be used in other domains, but which have a specific meaning or application relevant to IAEA safeguards. New terms that have come into common use over the past two decades have also been introduced. Each term includes a definition, and where applicable, further explanation or examples. Each section addresses a specific subject area relevant to IAEA safeguards, and the terms are arranged in relation to the subject area. Within each definition, terms that are defined elsewhere in the Glossary are italicized and an index referring to the term numbers has been provided for ease of reference.

More Information on reusing IAEA copyright material.


Safeguards Glossary, IAEA, International Nuclear Verification, Nuclear Industry, Safety Measures, Terminology, Specific Terms, Phrases, Nuclear Nonproliferation, Legal Instruments, Objectives, Safeguards Concepts, Nuclear Material, Non-Nuclear Material, Nuclear Installations, Measurement Techniques, Equipment, Containment, Surveillance, Statistical Concepts, Evaluation, Reporting, Implementation, State and Regional Authorities, Responsibilities, State Level Safeguards Approaches, Technological Advancements, Developments, Definitions, Examples, Translation, IAEA Official Languages, German, Japanese

Related publications

Stay in touch