The international atomic energy agency, or IAEA, has an important role to play in the nuclear world.
Its mission is to promote the peaceful use of atomic energy and prevent its use for military purposes. The agency was established by representatives of more than 80 countries in October 1956, and officially came into force on july 29th,1957,with its headquarters in Vienna.
its activities include research on the on applications of atomic energy to medicine, agriculture and industry, as well as the operation of conferences, and training programme to promote the exchange of technical information and skills.
the IAEA and its director general, Mohamed El-Baradei won the Nobel prize for peace in 2005.