The International Atomic Energy Agency is the world’s foremost forum for scientific and technical cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear technology. The IAEA works for the safe, secure and peaceful application of nuclear science and technology, contributing to international peace and security and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Nuclear Technology

Nuclear technology and applications

The IAEA assists its Member States in using nuclear science and technology for peaceful purposes and facilitates the transfer of such technology and knowledge in a sustainable manner to Member States.

Nuclear Safety & Security

Nuclear safety and security

The IAEA promotes a strong and sustainable global nuclear safety and security framework in Member States, working to protect people, society and the environment from the harmful effects of ionizing radiation.


Safeguards and verification

Through a set of technical measures, or Safeguards, the IAEA verifies that States are honouring their international legal obligations to use nuclear material and technology only for peaceful purposes. Its independent verification work allows the IAEA to play an indispensable role in preventing the spread of nuclear weapons.

In focus

Verification and monitoring in Iran

Verification in the DPRK

Fukushima nuclear accident

Chernobyl nuclear accident

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