International Atomic Energy Agency

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is an intergovernmental organization that promotes the peaceful use of nuclear energy and safeguards its non-proliferation. The IAEA was established in 1957 as an autonomous body under the United Nations, headquartered in Vienna, Austria. The IAEA has 173 member states and cooperates with partners in nuclear safety, security, science, technology, and applications. The IAEA also monitors and verifies states’ compliance with their nuclear-related obligations and provides assistance in nuclear emergencies or incidents. The following are several insights to the IAEA: