Specialized Agencies of the UN

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
  • Brian Hunter
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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 conference held at UN Headquarters, New York. A relationship agreement links it with the United Nations. The IAEA had 112 member states in 1990.


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  1. Publications: Regular periodicals in English, French and Spanish include the International Labour Review, Labour Law Documents, Bulletin of Labour Statistics, Year Book of Labour Statistics, Official Bulletin and Labour Education. The Social and Labour Bulletin are issued in English and French.Google Scholar
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  3. FAO publications include: Ceres (bi-monthly); Unasylva (quarterly); The State of Food and Agriculture (annual), 1947 ff.; Animal Health Yearbook (annual), 1957 ff.; Production Yearbook (annual), 1947 ff.; Trade Yearbook (annual), 1947 ff.; FAO Commodity Review (annual), 1961 ff.; Yearbook of Forest Products Statistics (annual), 1947 ff.; Yearbook of Fishery Statistics (in two volumes). FAO Fertilizer Yearbook. FAO Plant Protection Bulletin (quarterly).Google Scholar
  4. Periodicals. Museum (quarterly, English and French); International Social Science Journal (quarterly, English and French); Impact of Science on Society (quarterly, English and French); Unesco Courier (monthly, English, French and Spanish); Prospects (quarterly, English, French and Spanish); Copyright Bulletin (twice-yearly, English and French); Unesco News (English and French); Nature and Resources (quarterly, English, French and Spanish).Google Scholar
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  9. Bulletin of WHO (quarterly, 1947–51; 6 issues a year from 1978; bilingual English/French)Google Scholar
  10. International Digest of Health Legislation (quarterly, from 1948; English and French)Google Scholar
  11. World Health, the Magazine of WHO. 1957 ff. (6 issues a year; English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish; and 4 issues a year. Arabic and Persian)Google Scholar
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  13. Public Health Papers, 1959 ff. (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish)Google Scholar
  14. World Health Statistics Annual (from 1952; English, French and Russian)Google Scholar
  15. World Health Statistics Quarterly (monthly, 1947–76 then quarterly; bilingual English/ French)Google Scholar
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  17. WHO Drug Information (from 1987, quarterly; English and French)Google Scholar
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World Directories

  1. Medical Schools, 1987; Schools of Public Health and Postgraduate Training Programmes in Public Health (1985); Schools for Medical Assistants, 1973 (1976); Auxiliary Sanitarians 1973 (1978); Dental Auxiliaries 1973 (1977); Medical Lab. Technicians and Assistants, 1973 (1977)Google Scholar
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  12. Publications. Basic Instruments and Selected Documents. 4 vols, and 34 supplements 1952–87.—International Trade [i.e., annual review], 1952 ff. Annually from 1953.—Review of Development in the Trading System. Semi-annually from 1987.—GATT, What It Is. What It Does.—GATT Activities, 1960 ff. Annually from 1972.—GATT Focus. From Feb. 1981 (10 issues a year).—News of the Uruguay Round. Monthly from March 1987.—GATT Studies in International Trade. 1971 ff. (irregular series).—The Tokyo Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations. Report of the Director-General, 2 vols., 1979.—Textile and Clothing in the World Economy, 1984.—The World Markets for Dairy Products. Annually from 1981.—The International Markets for Meat. Annually from 1981.—Trade in Natural Resource Products: Aluminium (1987), Lead (1987), Zinc (1988), Nickel (1990).Google Scholar
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  18. Periodicals. Industrial Property (monthly, in English and French; quarterly, in Spanish).—Copyright (monthly, in English and French; quarterly, in Spanish).—Les Marques internationales (monthly, in French).—International Designs Bulletin (monthly, in English and French)—Newsletter (irregular, in Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish)—PCT Gazette (fortnightly, in English and French)—Les appellations d’origine (irregular)—Intellectual Property in Asia and the Pacific (quarterly). Collection of Industrial Property and Copyright Laws and Treaties.Google Scholar

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