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Introduction

—From the  International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mission Statement

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The IAEA, established in 1957, is the Atoms for Peace Agency and the world's nuclear inspectorate. The Agency and its Director General, Mohamed ElBaradei, were awarded the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). . .

"is an independent intergovernmental, science and technology-based organization, in the United Nations family, that serves as the global focal point for nuclear cooperation. [The IAEA] assists its Member States…in planning for and using nuclear science and technology for various peaceful purposes, including the generation of electricity, and facilitates the transfer of such technology and knowledge to developing Member States. [The IAEA] develops nuclear safety standards and…promotes the achievement and maintenance of high levels of safety on applications of nuclear energy, as well as the protection of human health and the environment. [The IAEA] also verifies, through its inspection system, that States comply with their commitment, under the Nonproliferation Treaty and other nonproliferation agreements, to use nuclear material and facilities only for peaceful purposes."

This video series is a collection of dialogues centered on the immense role played by the IAEA, and in particular how the Agency supports nuclear nonproliferation through the practice of safeguards.

The U.S. Department of Energy, the National Nuclear Security Administration, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and all that have made this project possible, take pleasure in commemorating the work of the IAEA as it celebrates its fiftieth year.

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Foundations of International Safeguards

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