International Atomic Energy Agency

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IAEA Board of Governors meeting, Vienna.
IAEA flag.
IAEA flag.

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is a spin-off organisation from the United Nations. It was created as an autonomous (self-governing) organization on July 29, 1957. The organization is intended to monitor and promote the peaceful and safe[1] use of nuclear energy with protection from harmful radiation and, also, to prevent the use of this energy to build nuclear weapons.[2]

International Atomic Energy Agency and its former Director General, Mohamed ElBaradei, were both awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on 7 October 2005 for their role in trying to prevent the invasion of Iraq by a US-led coalition of troops.

The IAEA has its headquarters in Vienna, Austria. Additional facilities are in Seibersdorf (near Vienna), Monaco, Toronto, and Tokyo.

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  1. 'Japan govt not in control, IAEA can do nothing, people right to panic'
  2. " - International Atomic Energy Agency". Archived from the original on 2010-02-01. Retrieved 2020-09-15.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)