Peace is the one condition of survival in this nuclear age.
—Adlai E. Stevenson
The International Atomic Energy Agency is a specialized committee within the United Nations, working to promote the safe and secure use of nuclear energy and to prevent the misuse of nuclear technology for weaponry. IAEA was founded in 1957 as a cooperative forum to maintain the peaceful development of nuclear technology, and furthermore tries to prevent nuclear material or waste from falling into the wrong hands. In October 2005, former Director General Mohamed El Baradei and the International Atomic Energy Agency were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize “for their efforts to prevent nuclear energy from being used for military purposes and to ensure that nuclear energy for peaceful purposes is used in the safest possible way.”
The following are the honorable chairs for IAEA:
Head Chair: Alex Murg
Vice Chair: Anoushka Vinekar
Legal: Sinchana Srinivas
The topics for this committee are Nuclear Waste Management and Radiation for Cancer Patients. Topic synopses are available by clicking on the underlined links. Position papers are preferred by Saturday, March 25th, 2017, by 11:59:59 PM to their respective committee emails, found at the top of all topic synopses. Position papers will be graded towards Research Awards until Friday, March 31st, 2017, 11:59:59 PM.