An IAEA expert team completed its initial review of Japan's efforts to plan and implement the decommissioning of TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. Read more →
A major IAEA meeting is being held to discuss ways to improve nuclear safety by addressing human and organizational behavior. Read more →
IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano is in Moscow, Russia from 16 to 20 May 2013 for a series of high-level meetings with senior Russian officials and to visit key facilities. Read more →
A demonstration of the capabilities of an unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone, was held at IAEA headquarters in Vienna as part of a consultant's meeting to use such a system in rapid environmental monitoring. Read more →
Transcript of remarks made on 15 May 2013 by Herman Nackaerts, Deputy Director General for Safeguards, at the Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Vienna, after talks with Iranian officials. Read more →
Cancer is fast becoming a major global health problem. It is estimated that by 2020 there will be some 15 million new cancer cases a year, the majority of them in developing countries. Go to Coverage →
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 →
Resources and other relevant information on the IAEA Peaceful Uses Initiative (PUI). Go to Coverage →
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 →
Securing Radioactive Sources
22 May 2013 | The IAEA, through its Office of Nuclear Security, supports its Member States' efforts to improve the security of nuclear and other radioactive materials in use or storage at medical and industrial facilities or power plants. This assistance stems from the recognition that there is a high risk that nuclear or other radioactive material could be used for malicious purposes. In April 2013, funds from the IAEA's Nuclear Security Fund were used to condition and securely store highly radioactive disused sources at the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute in Manila.
Books and Publications
Nuclear Power in the 21st Century
The IAEA helps Member States to use nuclear technology for a broad range of peaceful purposes, one of the most important of which is generating electricity.
IAEA - Orientation for Diplomats 2013
The IAEA in Overview: Using Nuclear Technologies Peacefully.
IAEA Safeguards Analytical Laboratories
The science essential to verifying the peaceful use of nuclear material.
Food for the Future
Nuclear techniques can help small farmers to produce more food and ensure that food is safe and wholesome.
IAEA Annual Report 2011
Summarizing and highlighting developments over the past year in major areas of the Agency's work.
INPRO: International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles
The world needs to produce huge quantities of energy in the coming decades to meet the needs of a growing population and, at the same time, raise the living standards of billions of people that do not have access to cheap, plentiful electricity .
IAEA At Rio+20: Nuclear Technology for a Sustainable Future
Nuclear technologies are used daily to find and protect sustainable sources of fresh water, produce energy and food, while providing researchers the tools to study the ocean's past and predict its future.
IAEA Nuclear Security - Achievements 2002–2011
Building a nuclear security framework, which is suitable for today and sustainable for tomorrow, is a widely held priority of the international community.