International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is an intergovernmental forum for the scientific and technical co-operation in the nuclear field world-wide. It was established as autonomous organisation on 29 July 1957. The prime objective of the forum is to works for the safe, secure and peaceful utilisation of nuclear science and technology.
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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is an intergovernmental forum for the scientific and technical co-operation in the nuclear field world-wide. It was established as autonomous organisation on 29 July 1957.

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The prime objective of the forum is to works for the safe, secure and peaceful utilisation of nuclear science and technology. So that science and technology contributes in the international peace and security and also in the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

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Genesis of International Atomic Energy Agency

It came into existence when the U.S. President Eisenhower’s “Atoms for Peace” addressed during the General Assembly of the United Nations on 8 December 1953 on the optimisation of Nuclear energy and to accelerate and enlarge the contribution of atomic energy to peace, health and prosperity throughout the world. After ratification, he proposed for the establishment of the forum that work for the scientific and technical co-operation in the nuclear field world-wide that works for the international peace and security and also in the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

Governing Bodies of International Atomic Energy Agency

The apex body of the IAEA is responsible for policy-making, programmes and budgets. It consists of the General Conference of all Member States and the 35-member Board of Governors. The Board meets five times per year in Vienna.

Member States of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

There are One Hundred Sixty Eight (168) member states in the International Atomic Energy Agency. List is given below along with  year of joining.

Year of Joining

Members State

1957

Afghanistan, Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cuba, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Holy See, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Monaco, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Socialist Federal Rep. of Yugoslavia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Viet Nam

1958

Belgium, Ecuador, Finland, Iran, Luxembourg, Mexico, Philippines, Sudan

1959

Iraq

1960

Chile, Colombia, Ghana, Senegal

1961

Lebanon, Mali, Democratic Republic of the Congo

1962

Liberia, Saudi Arabia

1963

Algeria, Bolivia, Côte d'Ivoire, Libya, Syria, Uruguay

1964

Cameroon, Gabon, Kuwait, Nigeria

1965

Costa Rica, Cyprus, Jamaica, Kenya, Madagascar

1966

Jordan, Panama

1967

Sierra Leone, Singapore, Uganda

1968

Liechtenstein

1969

Malaysia, Niger, Zambia

1970

Ireland

1970

Bangladesh

1972

Mongolia

1974

Mauritius

1976

Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Tanzania

1977

Nicaragua

1983

Namibia

1984

China

1986

Zimbabwe

1992

Estonia, Slovenia

1993

Armenia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Slovakia

1994

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kazakhstan, Marshall Islands, Uzbekistan, Yemen

1995

Bosnia and Herzegovina

1996

Georgia

1997

Latvia, Malta, Moldova

1998

Burkina Faso

1999

Angola, Benin

2000

Tajikistan

2001

Azerbaijan, Central African Republic, Serbia

2002

Eritrea, Botswana

2003

Honduras, Seychelles, Kyrgyzstan

2004

Mauritania

2005

Chad

2006

Belize, Malawi, Montenegro, Mozambique

2007

Cabo Verde*

2008

Nepal, Palau

2009

Bahrain, Burundi, Cambodia, Congo, Lesotho, Oman

2011

Lao People's Democratic Republic, Tonga*

2012

Dominica, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago

2013

San Marino, Swaziland

2014

Bahamas, Brunei Darussalam, Comoros*

2015

Djibouti, Guyana, Vanuatu, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados

2016

Saint Lucia*, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines*, The Gambia*, Turkmenistan

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