Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) functions as the international center for cooperation in the nuclear field within the UN. The IAEA was originally created under the presidency of Eisenhower in July of 1957 in response to growing fear and discovery of diverse use of nuclear weapons at the time. There are a total of 171 members in the IAEA and they meet annually to discuss the safe, secure and peaceful use of nuclear science and technology and meets five times per year to discuss these issues. In the 62nd General Conference, the IAEA held a scientific forum to discuss Nuclear Technology for Climate: Mitigation, Monitoring and Adaptation.

The topics this committee will consider at WASMUN 2020:

1. Application of IAEA safeguards in the Middle East

2. Nuclear and radiation safety

Background guide coming soon!