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Chronology of Key Dates and Events


IAEA Headquarters As the IAEA approached its 50th anniversary in 2007, new challenges and opportunities confronted the world's nuclear development. The Agency is moving to meet and respond to them, as it has throughout its nearly five decades of international service.

A number of chronologies have been compiled to highlight key dates and developments along the path of nuclear development and the IAEA's evolution. They include a chronology covering the period 1945 to 1997, and more recent timelines highlighting the developments related to the IAEA's work on key verification issues.


For narrative accounts of the IAEA's first four decades, see "Then & Now", an IAEA Bulletin special edition, and The First Forty Years, a book on the Agency's history.

For other events and developments regarding the IAEA's work, see Topics in Focus.