International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was founded on July 29, 1957 after its Statute was approved on October 23, 1956. The creation of the IAEA had its origin in the discourse "atoms for peace" of President Eisenhower delivered at the United Nations General Assembly. The IAEA Statute provides as one of its objectives the following: “… to promote and facilitate worldwide research, development and the practical application of atomic energy for peaceful purposes; and, when requested, to act as an intermediary to obtain that a member of the Organization provides services or supplies materials, equipment or facilities to another; and to carry out any operation or service that is useful for the research, development or practical application of atomic energy for peaceful purposes. On November 12, 1957, the United Nations General Assembly established the relationship of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) with the UN. Its headquarters are in Vienna, Austria.

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