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Atomic Energy Agency, International (IAEA),

independent intergovernmental organization established in 1957 under the aegis of the United Nations to promote safe, secure, and peaceful uses of atomic energy. It reports annually to the UN General Assembly and, when appropriate, to the Security Council. Its headquarters are in Vienna; liaison and regional offices are located in Geneva, New York, Toronto, and Tokyo. It also runs or supports four research centers and scientific labs. The IAEA has three main aims: nuclear verification and security, safety, and technology transfer. It may purchase and sell fissionable materials, offer technical assistance for peaceful nuclear energy uses, and establish safeguards to prevent diversion of nuclear materials to military use. It inspects for compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty, a power strengthened as a result of the findings of Iraqi violations in 1992. More recently, the organization has been involved in taking measures against the threat of nuclear terrorism. The IAEA is made up of a general conference, consisting of representatives of all member states, a board of governors of 35 members, six deputy directors general, and a secretariat of some 2,200 individuals, all headed by a director-general. There are 151 member nations. In 2005 the IAEA and its director-general, Mohamed ElBaradeiElBaradei, Mohamed
, 1942–, Egyptian lawyer and United Nations diplomat, b. Cairo, grad. Univ. of Cairo (1962), New York Univ. School of Law (1974). He worked (1964–80) in the Egyptian diplomatic service, becoming special assistant to the foreign minister
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 at the time, were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for working to prevent the use and spread of nuclear weapons and to ensure that peaceful uses of nuclear energy were safe.

International Atomic Energy Agency:

see Atomic Energy Agency, InternationalAtomic Energy Agency, International (IAEA),
independent intergovernmental organization established in 1957 under the aegis of the United Nations to promote safe, secure, and peaceful uses of atomic energy.
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Copies will go to the International Atomic Energy Authority.
The head of the UN inspection team, Hans Blix, together with the International Atomic Energy Authority, were meeting Iraqi officials in Vienna to discuss the arrangements for their return.
He cited the report of the International Atomic Energy Authority, which highlighted evidence of new work being carried out in Iraq on previous weapons sites as showing that 'work of a highly suspicious nature is going on'.
He was responding to a question that India has toed America's line over the Iran's nuclear programme in an interview to a news channel he said: "An inkling of India's position at the International Atomic Energy Authority (IAEA) was given by Prime Minster Manmohan Singh during his just concluded US visit, where he clarified that India does not support Iran's nuclear weapons ambitions.
A year ago the International Atomic Energy Authority warned thatBritainmust not goaheadwith a newgeneration of nuclear power stations until it has a 'clear and robust' plan in place for dealing with the problems of decommissioning and waste treatment.
What is important is that such a nuclear commitment is made openly and transparently, and operated transparently to the outside world and UN's International Atomic Energy Authority.
The International Atomic Energy Authority ruled that Iran has missed yesterday's deadline to freeze uranium enrichment.
The board of the International Atomic Energy Authority has warned Iran to stop conversion, but is split on bringing in the Security Council.
The Iranians were angered when Britain helped draft a highly-critical resolution at the International Atomic Energy Authority, condemning Tehran's refusal to open up its controversial nuclear programme to international inspections.
He said the International Atomic Energy Authority (IAEA) was set to discuss "Iran's misbehaviour" later this month.

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