International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

The IAEA is an international organization, independent of the United Nations that is the world's central intergovernmental forum for Scientific and Technical Cooperation in the Nuclear Field. IAEA works for the safe, secure and peaceful used of nuclear energy, prevent its use for nuclear weapons program, and contribute to international safety and security and the objectives of the United Nations for sustainable development goal based in the Republic of Austria. Saudi Arabia joined the Agency in 1962. The Agency has a number of departments relevant to the role of NRRC:​

Department of Technical Cooperation:

Department of Technical Cooperation is responsible for the formulation and implementation of the IAEA's development functions. Along with Member States, the IAEA Technical Cooperation aims to promote tangible social and economic impacts, by supporting the use of nuclear science and technology to address key national, regional and interregional sustainable development priorities, for the purpose of improving radiation safety and nuclear security as well as legislative assistance.

Department of Nuclear Safety and Security:

The protection of people, society and the environment from the harmful effects of ionizing radiation is at the heart of the Department for Nuclear Safety and Security's work. Whether the cause is an unsafe act or a security breach, it aims at providing a strong, sustainable and visible global nuclear safety and security framework.

Department of Safeguards:

The Department of Safeguards carries out the IAEA's duties and responsibilities as the world's nuclear inspectorate, supporting global efforts to stop the spread of nuclear weapons.

  United Nations Scientific Committee on Atomic Radiation Effects (UNSCEAR)

The UNSCEAR was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1955 with the objectives of assessing and reporting on levels of exposure to ionizing radiation. States and organizations in the world rely on the Committee's estimates as a scientific basis for assessing radiation risks and developing preventive measures.


  International Commission on Radiation Protection (ICRP)

The ICRP is an independent, international, non-governmental organization, with the mission to protect people, animals, and the environment from the harmful effects of ionizing radiation.