IAEA

Work Areas

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 and Applications

Nuclear Technology

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 and Security

Nuclear Safety & 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

Safeguards

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.

Nuclear Science

Nuclear Data

The IAEA provides fundamental nuclear data for energy and non-energy applications, as well as atomic data for fusion energy research. Read more →

Nuclear research

Nuclear science, technology and research represent the underlying foundation of all nuclear applications. Read more →

Isotopes

Isotopes are a form of an element differing in mass and physical properties. Read more →

In Focus

Iran

Monitoring and Verification in Iran

DPRK

Monitoring and Verification in DPRK

Fukushima

Fukushima Nuclear Accident

Chernobyl

Chernobyl Nuclear Accident