The IAEA and the Sustainable Development Goals

By March 7, 2023 March 7, 2023 Publications

In line with its ‘Atoms for Peace and Development’ mandate, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) supports countries in their efforts to reach the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set out in the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Many countries use nuclear science and technology to contribute to and meet their development objectives in areas including energy, human health, food production, water management and environmental protection.

The technical cooperation programme is the IAEA’s primary mechanism for transferring nuclear technology to its Member States, helping them to address key development priorities in areas such as health and nutrition, food and agriculture, water and the environment, industrial applications, and nuclear knowledge development and management.