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Date : Dec 20, 2021

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Topic à International Organizations


  • IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency):


  • Within the United Nations family, it was founded in 1957 as the world's "Atoms for Peace" organisation.
  • Both the General Assembly and the Security Council of the United Nations receive reports.
  • The organization’s headquarters are in Vienna, Austria.


  • Functions:


  • Promotes the safe, secure, and peaceful use of nuclear technologies with its Member States and diverse partners throughout the world.
  • Attempts to encourage the peaceful use of nuclear energy while prohibiting its use for military purposes, including the development of nuclear weapons.


  • Governors' Council:


  • The General Conference (11 members every year) elects 22 member nations (who must reflect a specified geographic variety) for a two-year tenure.
  • The outgoing Board has proposed at least ten member states.
  • Each board member has one vote.


  • Functions:


  • Recommendations to the General Conference on the operations and budget of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
  • IAEA standards are published by this organisation.


  • The majority of the IAEA's policies are made by them.
  • Subject to the permission of the General Conference, appoints the Director General.


  • Programs:


  • Action Plan for Cancer Treatment (PACT)
  • The Human Health Program is a government-funded initiative
  • Project to Increase Water Availability
  • In the year 2000, the International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles was launched.


  • Source à The Hindu à 17/12/21 à Page Number 11

Tags : Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles

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