International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
The role of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna is to enhance Safeguards and Monitoring of the use of Nuclear Energy and Radioactive substances for peaceful purposes in the Member States which total 159 (January 2014). The Agency engages itself in manifold technical and scientific co-operation aiming at increased safety in this field. The Agency undertakes the setting up of legally binding international Agreements on the safety regarding Peaceful use of Nuclear Energy and Radioactive Substances as well as taking different measures in order to combat illegal trade and theft of radioactive substances and waste. The IAEA also promotes increased technical know-how in the developing countries regarding the use of irradiation, e.g. in medicine, agricultural production and industry.
His Excellency Ambassador Auðunn Atlason presented Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, his letters of credence as Permanent Representative of Iceland to the IAEA on 19 August 2013.