• Recently, the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Director has visited the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant .
  • Zaporizhzhia is an important town in the Ukraine’s southeast that houses the largest nuclear power plant in Europe.
    • It is about 40 km up the Dnieper River from the nuclear plant.
  • The Nuclear power plant at Zaporizhzhia has six reactors, which together produce about 5,700 MW of electricity.
  • Ukraine is a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty as a non-nuclear weapons state.

International Atomic Energy Agency

  • The IAEA is the international centre for cooperation in the nuclear/atomic field. It is a UN agency.
  • It works with its member countries and many partners to promote peaceful uses of nuclear technologies.
  • It originated as the world’s “Atoms for Peace” organisation in 1957 within the United Nations family
  • HQ-Vienna
  • It reports to both the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council.
  • In 2005, it was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their work for a safe and peaceful world.
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