The Role of the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Morris Rosen


The International Atomic Energy Agency was established in Vienna, Austria, in July 1957. It is an international organization and, like the World Bank and the World Health Organization, it is a specialized agency in the United Nations system. Although autonomous, the Agency sends reports of its work to the General Assembly and other United Nations organizations. The Agency is authorized by its Statute, among other things:

to establish or adopt … standards of safety for protection of health and minimization of danger to life and property … and to provide for the application of these standards to its own operations as well as to operations (supported) by the Agency or … at the request of … parties … or of a State … to activities in the field of atomic energy.


Nuclear Power Plant Radiation Protection Radioactive Material Spend Fuel Annual Effective Dose 


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