July 29, 1957 - Creation of the IAEA

July 29, 1957 - The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is created in Vienna to control the development and use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. President Eisenhower ratifies the United States Charter marking the official birth of the International Atomic Energy Agency. In November, it was defined as an autonomous UN body, whose main function will be to serve as an intergovernmental forum for scientific and technical cooperation in the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. Counting on advisers, equipment and training to provide assistance to developing governments, promoting the transmission of theoretical and practical knowledge, so that recipient countries can effectively and safely execute their atomic energy development programs. More information

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