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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

04-OCT-2016 16:01

    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.

    List of International organisation and their abbreviation

    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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