Topics in focus

Cancer Care and Control

The IAEA contributes nuclear techniques to the fight against cancer, a major global health problem that increasingly impacts the world, particularly developing countries. Go To Coverage →

Nuclear Power

Over the past several years, there has been a resurgence of interest in nuclear power, both from countries with established nuclear power programmes and countries that are interested in beginning a programme. Go To Coverage →

Nuclear Security: New Directions for 21st Century

The IAEA is helping policymakers and experts from around the world coordinate their efforts to improve nuclear security, manage radioactive sources and combat nuclear terrorism. Go To Coverage →

Water Resources and Marine Environment

The IAEA helps tackle some of the earth's most pressing water challenges by applying nuclear techniques in the fields of water resource assessment, agricultural water management and marine pollution control. Go To Coverage →

Addressing Climate Change

Nuclear applications and technologies are powerful tools used to understand, reduce and adapt to climate change´s consequences. Go To Coverage →

Food Security and Agriculture

The IAEA called for increased investment in a plant breeding technique that could bolster efforts aimed at pulling millions of people out of the hunger trap. Go To Coverage →

Human Health and Nutrition

Poor diet can have devastating effects on human health, causing deficiency diseases in childhood. The role of nuclear techniques, and stable isotope techniques in particular, is becoming increasingly important in the development and monitoring of interventions to combat malnutrition. Go To Coverage →

Animal Health and Production

Nuclear and nuclear-related techniques are used to solve livestock problems, alleviate rural poverty, control the spread of diseases and enhance food security and food quality. Go To Coverage →

Chernobyl Nuclear Accident

The accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986 was the most severe in the history of the nuclear power industry, causing a huge release of radionuclides over large areas of Belarus, Ukraine and the Russian Federation. Go To Coverage →

Strengthening Safety at Nuclear Facilities

The establishment of a sustainable national safety infrastructure is an essential foundation for ensuring safe siting, design, construction, operation and decommissioning of nuclear power plants. The IAEA gives guidance and assists Member States seeking to embark on nuclear power production programmes to develop appropriate safety infrastructures. Go To Coverage →

Multilateral Approaches to the Fuel Cycle

Multilateral Approaches to the Fuel CycleStates are considering proposals for multilateral approaches to the nuclear fuel cycle. Proposals address issues related to assurances of nuclear fuel supply and strengthening controls over sensitive nuclear materials and technologies of proliferation concern. Go To Coverage →

Radiation Protection of Patients

Radiation Protection of PatientsRadiation safety experts at the IAEA say that the overuse of high-tech scanning procedures may unnecessarily expose patients to increased radiation levels. In collaboration with other international organizations, it is developing a series of measures aimed at strengthening patient protection. Go To Coverage →

Verification and Monitoring in Iran

Special coverage of IAEA inspection activities, including reports, statements and media coverage in relation to the application of IAEA safeguards in Iran. Go To Coverage →

Verification in the DPRK

Coverage of events, media reports, documents, statements, decisions, information resources and related IAEA activities in connection with the nuclear situation in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). Go To Coverage →

IAEA and Iraq

ARCHIVES: The web pages on IAEA and Iraq are for historical and reference purposes. They are no longer being updated. Go To Coverage →

IAEA and Syria

Special coverage of events, including reports, statements and media coverage in relation to the application of IAEA safeguards in Syria. Go To Coverage →