The history of cooperation between Belarus and the IAEA presented at an exhibition in the national library

The National Library of Belarus. A stock photo

MINSK, July 21 (BelTA) – The history of the establishment of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the history of the agency’s cooperation with Belarus, scientific programs and normative legal documents of the organization are presented at the exhibition IAEA: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow at the National Library of Belarus, BelTA learned.

Representatives of the National Library of Belarus said that the exhibition was dedicated to the 65th anniversary of the founding of the International Atomic Energy Agency. It provides an overview of the history of the creation of the agency, its structure and main stages of development, the regulatory framework for cooperation between the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Republic of Belarus.

IAEA documents make up the bulk of the exhibit. These include the organization’s annual reports, resolutions and decisions of the General Conference and the Board of Governors, reports on technical cooperation, annual reviews and assessments of nuclear safety. Apart from that, the exhibition displays books, pamphlets, United Nations mimeographed documents, periodicals and booklets.

The books on display include collected volumes of international legal documents and national regulatory acts on the nuclear energy industry, monographs, reference works, collections of scientific papers on nuclear safety, etc. The exhibition is divided into sections devoted to the history of the creation, the objectives and functions of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the efforts to ensure the reliable and safe use of nuclear technologies through the requirements and IAEA safety guidelines, IAEA research programs, IAEA normative legal documents, and Belarusian cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency.

About 80 documents in Russian and English are exhibited. The exhibition will be of interest to specialists in the field of disarmament and security, nuclear energy, international relations, engineers and technical personnel, ecologists, political analysts, sociologists, students, students postgraduates and professors from higher education institutions.

The International Atomic Energy Agency is the world’s leading intergovernmental organization for scientific and technical cooperation in the nuclear field. Its activities focus on the safe use of nuclear science and technology for peaceful purposes and contribute to the maintenance of international peace and security. Currently, 175 states are members of the IAEA. The Republic of Belarus has been a member of the IAEA since the agency was established. Belarus has a well-developed contractual and legal framework for cooperation with the agency. Belarus is a party to an overwhelming majority of international conventions concluded under the auspices of the International Atomic Energy Agency. Belarus and the IAEA have signed an agreement on the application of safeguards within the framework of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. Regular IAEA inspections are organized in Belarus in accordance with the agreement.

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