International Atomic Energy Agency

The International Atomic Energy Agency is the central intergovernmental forum for scientific and technical cooperation in the field of nuclear energy around the world. It is committed to the safe, secure and peaceful use of nuclear science and technology, contributes to international peace and security, and contributes to the United Nations sustainable development goals. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is an international organization that seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy and prevent its use for military purposes, including nuclear weapons. The IAEA was established as an autonomous body on July 29, 1957. Although the IAEA was established independently of the United Nations by its international agreement, the Statute of the IAEA, the IAEA refers to both the United Nations General Assembly and the Security Council. The IAEA is based in Vienna, Austria. The IAEA has two regional defense agencies based in Toronto, Canada and Tokyo, Japan. The IAEA also has two liaison offices in New York, United States and Geneva, Switzerland. In addition, the IAEA has laboratories and research centers in Sibersdorf, Monaco and Trieste, Italy. The IAEA is an intergovernmental forum for scientific and technical cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear technology and energy around the world. IAEA programs encourage the development of peaceful applications of nuclear energy, science and technology, provide international safeguards against nuclear technology and the misuse of nuclear technology, and promote nuclear safety (including radiation protection) and their nuclear safety standards and applications.