Specialized Agencies of The UN

  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Origin. The International Atomic Energy Agency came into existence on 29 July 1957. Its statute had been approved on 26 Oct. 1956, at an international confer-ence held at UN Headquarters, New York. A relationship agreement links it with the United Nations. The IAEA had 113 member states in 1986.


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