Member states of the International Atomic Energy Agency

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The member states of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are those states which have joined the international organization that seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and to inhibit its use for any military purpose, including nuclear weapons. The IAEA was established as an autonomous organization on 29 July 1957. Though established independently of the United Nations through its own international treaty, the IAEA Statute,[1] the IAEA reports to both the UN General Assembly and Security Council. During 1956, an IAEA Statute Conference was held to draft the founding documents for the IAEA, and the IAEA Statute was completed at a conference in 1957.

The process of joining the IAEA is fairly simple.[2] Normally, a State would notify the Director General of its desire to join, and the Director would submit the application to the Board for consideration. If the Board recommends approval, and the General Conference approves the application for membership, the State must then submit its instrument of acceptance of the IAEA Statute to the United States, which functions as the depositary Government for the IAEA Statute. The State is considered a member when its acceptance letter is deposited. The United States then informs the IAEA, which notifies other IAEA Member States. Signature and ratification of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) are not preconditions for membership in the IAEA.

List of member states[edit]

The IAEA has 162 member states as of February 2014.[3] Most UN members and the Holy See are Member States of the IAEA. The dates of membership are listed below.

State[4] Date of membership
 Afghanistan May 31, 1957
 Albania August 23, 1957
 Algeria December 24, 1963
 Angola November 9, 1999
 Argentina October 3, 1957
 Armenia September 27, 1993
 Australia July 29, 1957
 Austria May 10, 1957
 Azerbaijan May 30, 2001
 Bahamas January 7, 2014
 Bahrain June 23, 2009
 Bangladesh September 27, 1972
 Belarus April 8, 1957
 Belgium April 29, 1958
 Belize March 31, 2006
 Benin May 26, 1999
 Bolivia March 15, 1963
 Bosnia and Herzegovina September 19, 1995
 Botswana March 20, 2002
 Brazil July 29, 1957
 Brunei February 18, 2014
 Bulgaria August 17, 1957
 Burkina Faso September 14, 1998
 Burundi June 24, 2009
 Cambodia November 23, 2009 [Note 1]
 Cameroon July 13, 1964
 Canada July 29, 1957
 Central African Republic January 5, 2001
 Chad November 2, 2005
 Chile September 19, 1960
 China January 1, 1984
 Colombia September 30, 1960
 Congo July 15, 2009
 Costa Rica March 25, 1965
 Ivory Coast November 19, 1963
 Croatia February 12, 1993
 Cuba October 1, 1957
 Cyprus June 7, 1965
 Czech Republic September 27, 1993
 Democratic Republic of the Congo October 10, 1961
 Denmark July 16, 1957
 Dominica February 17, 2012
 Dominican Republic July 11, 1957
 Ecuador March 3, 1958
 Egypt September 4, 1957
 El Salvador November 22, 1957
 Eritrea December 20, 2002
 Estonia January 31, 1992
 Ethiopia September 30, 1957
 Fiji November 2, 2012
 Finland January 7, 1958
 France July 29, 1957
 Gabon January 21, 1964
 Georgia February 23, 1996
 Germany October 1, 1957
 Ghana September 28, 1960
 Greece September 30, 1957
 Guatemala March 29, 1957
 Haiti October 7, 1957
 Holy See August 20, 1957
 Honduras February 24, 2003
 Hungary August 8, 1957
 Iceland August 6, 1957
 India July 16, 1957
 Indonesia August 7, 1957
 Iran September 16, 1958
 Iraq March 4, 1959
 Ireland January 6, 1970
 Israel July 12, 1957
 Italy September 30, 1957
 Jamaica December 29, 1965
 Japan July 16, 1957
 Jordan April 18, 1966
 Kazakhstan February 14, 1994
 Kenya July 12, 1965
 South Korea August 8, 1957
 Kuwait December 1, 1964
 Kyrgyzstan September 10, 2003
 Laos November 4, 2011
 Latvia April 10, 1997
 Lebanon June 29, 1961
 Lesotho July 13, 2009
 Liberia October 5, 1962
 Libya September 9, 1963
 Liechtenstein December 13, 1968
 Lithuania November 18, 1993
 Luxembourg January 29, 1958
 Macedonia February 25, 1994
 Madagascar March 22, 1965
 Malawi October 2, 2006
 Malaysia January 15, 1969
 Mali August 10, 1961
 Malta September 29, 1997
 Marshall Islands January 26, 1994
 Mauritania November 23, 2004
 Mauritius December 31, 1974
 Mexico April 7, 1958
 Moldova September 24, 1997
 Monaco September 19, 1957
 Mongolia September 20, 1973
 Montenegro October 30, 2006
 Morocco September 17, 1957
 Mozambique September 18, 2006
 Myanmar October 18, 1957
 Namibia February 17, 1983
   Nepal July 8, 2008
 Netherlands July 30, 1957
 New Zealand September 13, 1957
 Nicaragua March 25, 1977
 Niger March 27, 1969
 Nigeria March 25, 1964
 Norway June 10, 1957
 Oman February 5, 2009
 Pakistan May 2, 1957
 Palau March 2, 2007
 Panama March 2, 1966
 Papua New Guinea April 4, 2012
 Paraguay September 30, 1957
 Peru September 30, 1957
 Philippines September 2, 1958
 Poland July 31, 1957
 Portugal July 12, 1957
 Qatar February 27, 1976
 Romania April 12, 1957
 Russia April 8, 1957
 Rwanda September 4, 2012
 San Marino November 25, 2013
 Saudi Arabia December 13, 1962
 Senegal November 1, 1960
 Serbia October 31, 2001
 Seychelles April 22, 2003
 Sierra Leone June 4, 1967
 Singapore January 5, 1967
 Slovakia September 27, 1993
 Slovenia September 21, 1992
 South Africa June 6, 1957
 Spain August 26, 1957
 Sri Lanka August 22, 1957
 Sudan July 17, 1958
 Sweden June 19, 1957
  Switzerland April 5, 1957
 Swaziland February 15, 2013
 Syria June 6, 1963
 Tajikistan September 10, 2001
 Tanzania January 6, 1976
 Thailand October 15, 1957
 Togo November 1, 2012
 Trinidad and Tobago November 9, 2012
 Tunisia October 14, 1957
 Turkey July 19, 1957
 Uganda August 30, 1967
 Ukraine July 31, 1957
 United Arab Emirates January 15, 1976
 United Kingdom July 29, 1957
 United States July 29, 1957
 Uruguay January 22, 1963
 Uzbekistan January 26, 1994
 Venezuela August 19, 1957
 Vietnam September 24, 1957
 Yemen October 14, 1984
 Zambia January 8, 1969
 Zimbabwe August 1, 1986
Notes
  1. ^ Originally joined on February 6, 1958 but withdrew on March 26, 2003.[5]

Non-member states[edit]

States which have withdrawn membership[edit]

Two states have withdrawn from the IAEA. North Korea became a member in 1974,[6][3] but withdrew in 1994 after the Board of Governors found it in non-compliance with its safeguards agreement and suspended most technical cooperation.[7] Cambodia became a member in 1958, withdrew its membership in 2003, and rejoined in 2009.[5]

State Date of membership Date of withdrawal of membership
 North Korea September 18, 1974[6] June 13, 1994[7]

Membership approved[edit]

An additional two states have been approved for membership by the IAEA, and will become members once they deposit their instruments of ratification of the IAEA Statute.[3][4]

State[3] Date membership approved
 Cape Verde 2007
 Tonga 2011

Other states[edit]

The remaining UN member states, which have no relationship with the IAEA, are:

Notes
  1. ^ Applied for membership in 2014.[8]
  2. ^ Applied for membership in 2014.[9]
  3. ^ Applied for membership in 2014.[10]
  4. ^ Applied for membership in 2014.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statute of the IAEA". International Atomic Energy Agency. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  2. ^ "Process of becoming a member state of the IAEA". International Atomic Energy Agency. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Member States of the IAEA". International Atomic Energy Agency. Retrieved 2013-02-23. 
  4. ^ a b "The Members of the Agency". International Atomic Energy Agency. 2014-02-18. Retrieved 2014-02-26. 
  5. ^ a b "Cambodia, Kingdom of". International Atomic Energy Agency. Retrieved 2013-09-10. 
  6. ^ a b "Democratic People's Republic of Korea". International Atomic Energy Agency. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  7. ^ a b "NFCIRC/447 - The Withdrawal of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea from the International Atomic Energy Agency". International Atomic Energy Agency. 1994-06-21. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  8. ^ "Applications for Membership of the Agency: Application by the Union of the Comoros - Recommendation by the Board of Governors". International Atomic Energy Agency. 2014-06-12. Retrieved 2014-06-19. 
  9. ^ "Applications for Membership of the Agency: Application by the Republic of Djibouti - Recommendation by the Board of Governors". International Atomic Energy Agency. 2014-06-12. Retrieved 2014-06-19. 
  10. ^ "Applications for Membership of the Agency: Application by the Co-operative Republic of Guyana - Recommendation by the Board of Governors". International Atomic Energy Agency. 2014-06-12. Retrieved 2014-06-19. 
  11. ^ "Applications for Membership of the Agency: Application by the Republic of Vanuatu - Recommendation by the Board of Governors". International Atomic Energy Agency. 2014-06-12. Retrieved 2014-06-19. 

External links[edit]

Member States of the IAEA - IAEA.org