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International Atomic Energy Agency
Established: By statute signed in New York, United States, October 26, 1956, effective July 29, 1957. A working relationship with the United Nations was approved by the General Assembly on November 14, 1957.
Purpose: To “seek to accelerate and enlarge the contribution of atomic energy to peace, health and prosperity throughout the world” and to ensure that such assistance “is not used in such a way as to further any military purposes.”
Headquarters: Vienna, Austria.
Principal Organs: General Conference (all members), Board of Governors (35 members), Secretariat.
Director General: Yukiya Amano (Japan).
Membership (170): See Appendix C.
Official Languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish. All are also working languages.
Origin and development. In a 1953 address before the UN General Assembly, U.S. president Dwight Eisenhower urged the ...