The International Atomic Energy Agency Statute at Sixty
NPIHP partners and Wilson Center Global Fellows Elisabeth Roehrlich and Joseph Pilat are featured in a new ISSF Roundtable on the International Atomic Energy Agency Statute at Sixty.
The IAEA Statute at Sixty
Sixty years ago, on 23 October 1956, an international conference at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York adopted the Statute of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The document is almost as long as the UN Charter and remains the legal foundation of ‘the Agency,’ as the world nuclear organization is widely called. In a new H-Diplo/ISSF policy roundtable, NPIHP partners Elisabeth Roehrlich, Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer, and Joseph Pilat use the anniversary as an opportunity to discuss the IAEA’s mandate and role in history and current affairs. Does the IAEA Statute, which was written in a very different context, stand up to scrutiny today? What does the answer suggest about the IAEA and institutions of global nuclear governance more generally? How can the IAEA be strengthened?
Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project is a global network of individuals and institutions engaged in the study of international nuclear history through archival documents, oral history interviews, and other empirical sources. At the Wilson Center, it is part of the Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program. Read more