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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Access to new resource related to solving global problems added to PM World Library

22 May 2020 – Dallas, TX, USA – A new resource has been added to the PM World Library (PMWL) related to solving global problems, in this case ending nuclear risks.  The new resource is titled “International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)“ and is the world's central intergovernmental forum for scientific and technical co-operation in the nuclear field.

The IAEA works for the safe, secure and peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology, contributing to international peace and security and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.  According to its mission statement, the IAEA:

  • is an independent intergovernmental, science and technology-based organization, in the United Nations family, that serves as the global focal point for nuclear cooperation;
  • assists its Member States, in the context of social and economic goals, in planning for and using nuclear science and technology for various peaceful purposes, including the generation of electricity, and facilitates the transfer of such technology and knowledge in a sustainable manner to developing Member States;
  • develops nuclear safety standards and, based on these standards, promotes the achievement and maintenance of high levels of safety in applications of nuclear energy, as well as the protection of human health and the environment against ionizing radiation;
  • verifies through its inspection system that States comply with their commitments, under the Non-Proliferation Treaty and other non-proliferation agreements, to use nuclear material and facilities only for peaceful purposes.

The Statute of the IAEA was approved on 23 October 1956 by the Conference on the Statute of the International Atomic Energy Agency, which was held at the Headquarters of the United Nations. It came into force on 29 July 1957.

To access this resource, go to the Solving Global Problems section of the PMWL at Under Solving Global Human and Social Problems, select “Ending Nuclear Risks”.  Free access, registration and login not required, but please consider trying the Free Trial Membership.