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Investing in Cancer Care Saves Lives and Strengthens Economies in Developing World

A radical increase in spending on cancer control is essential if the international community is to meet the United Nations sustainable development target of reducing cancer-related deaths by a third in 15 years. This requires cooperation between national governments, international organizations and development partners. Read more →

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Technical Cooperation in Africa: What Works and How to Improve

In the last 10 years, the IAEA's support to Africa has led to tangible improvements in human health, water resource management, industrial applications and human resource development. Read more →

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IAEA Shares New Safety Guidelines with Member States

The IAEA shared with Member State representatives its revised guidelines on Operational Safety Review Missions (OSARTs) at an event on the sidelines of its 60th General Conference today. Read more →


This is the IAEA: This is Atoms for Peace and Development

In 1957, the IAEA was created with a vision to harness the power of the atom for the benefit of humankind. It works with partners across the globe to help countries use nuclear science and technology to meet development challenges. Read more →

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A Balanced Approach to Radiotherapy: Integrating Cobalt-60 Machines and Linear Accelerators Treatment

Thanks to recent advances in technology, health authorities are able to select from among a variety of radiotherapy technologies. An IAEA General Conference side event held today provided guidance on the most important factors to be considered when deciding on the type of radiotherapy equipment to invest in for cancer treatment. Read more →

Director General Yukiya Amano

IAEA mission

Set up in 1957 as the world's centre for cooperation in the nuclear field, the Agency works with its Member States and multiple partners worldwide to promote the safe, secure and peaceful use of nuclear technologies.

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Kyoto, Japan

26th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference

Vienna, Austria

60th General Conference