Assistance for States

The cooperation between States and the IAEA is a critical factor in the successful implementation of IAEA safeguards. Effective cooperation not only demonstrates a State’s commitment to the peaceful use of nuclear energy, it is also essential for the effective and efficient implementation of IAEA safeguards.

That is why the IAEA devotes substantial resources to assist States in developing the relevant capabilities that enable them to cooperate effectively in safeguards implementation. It also offers guidance and assistance to States to enhance the understanding of their safeguards obligations.

This assistance is provided through advisory service missions, training courses, and the publication of guidance documents and reference materials.

Guidance and assistance documents

The IAEA provides guidance and assistance materials to States to help them prepare their safeguards declarations. These are designed for State and regional authorities, as well as for facility operators. Materials include guidance documents, forms and templates, and other related documents. The Agency also offers software tools to assist States with the preparation of related declarations.

Online training

Online training resources are available on NUCLEUS. These trainings include an introductory course on Safeguards (Basics of Safeguards), as well as tutorials on nuclear material accounting and reporting.

Additionally, a number of instructor-led training courses are held online.

How to request assistance

For specific safeguards training guidance and requests, please contact Safeguards Training.

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