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International Atomic Energy Agency

Also called the IAEA. It was established in 1957 to promote nuclear energy while discouraging the spread of nuclear weapons. The IAEA reports to the United Nations General Assembly, but is an autonomous entity.
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Of those States with a comprehensive safeguards agreement in force, the IAEA was able to conclude that for 70 States, all nuclear material remained in peaceful activities and for the other 104 States that declared nuclear material remained in peaceful activities.
During his visit, the IAEA DDG called on PAEC Chairman Mohammad Naeem here at the PAEC headquarters.
The chairman said that they acknowledged great contribution of the IAEA to promotion of peaceful use of nuclear technology in Pakistan.
With its headquarters in Vienna, the IAEA reports to both the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council.
Currently, Mr Ma noted that the IAEA provides service on radiation safety to member states through seven Thematic Safety Areas which include Regulatory Infrastructure, Radiological Protection in Occupational Exposure, Radiological Protection in Medical Exposure, Public and Environmental Radiological Protection, Education and Training in Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety and Transport Safety.
During high-level meetings with Tajikistan's Deputy Minister of Health Umarzoda Saida Gayrat and Rajabboy Ahmadzoda, Governor of the Sughd region, IAEA officials reviewed the country's needs and the steps necessary to address them, as outlined in the "National Programme for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of malignant neoplasms in the Republic of Tajikistan for 2010-2015" and the "Action Plan for the 'Strategy for prevention and control of non-communicable diseases and injuries in the Republic of Tajikistan for the period of 2013-2023".
"The Agency appreciates the strengthened cooperation with Khalifa University," said Mikhail Chudakov, who signed the agreement for the IAEA. "It will enable professionals from embarking countries to benefit from the know-how which the UAE has developed by building the infrastructure, licencing and constructing its first nuclear power plant in line with the IAEA Milestones approach."
It also came shortly after the US pressed the IAEA to request access to Iranian military sites for inspections, an attempt that was meant to undermine the deal.
The IAEA is confident that it is accurately predicting what a decade of work in Iran will cost.
FANR Director-General Christer Viktorsson said: "We greatly appreciate the work of the IAEA Technical Cooperation Department that enables the UAE to benefit fully from nuclear- and radiation-related technologies in the fields of energy, health and other areas."
The IAEA Board of Governors authorized the establishment and operation of the IAEA LEU Bank on 3 December 2010.
In 2002, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) began investigating allegations that Iran had conducted clandestine nuclear activities.