Pillars of Nuclear Cooperation

Promoting Safety & Security

The IAEA works to protect people and the environment from harmful radiation exposure

Department of Nuclear Safety

The IAEA helps countries to upgrade nuclear safety and to prepare for and respond to emergencies. Work is keyed to international conventions, standards and, guidance. The main aim is to protect people and the environment from harmful radiation exposure.

The IAEA Department of Nuclear Safety and Security is the organizational hub for this pillar of the IAEA's work.

Two sets of activities target priorities:

The IAEA's work has set the framework for cooperative efforts to build and strengthen an international safety and security regime. This framework includes advisory international standards, codes, and guides; binding international conventions; international peer reviews to evaluate national operations, capabilities, and infrastructures; and an international system of emergency preparedness and response.