“An idea, however great its potential, is of no use unless somehow there is brought to it a spark of faith, a sense of urgency, and a spirit of cooperation. This Agency is the creation of this spark, this sense, this spirit on the part of the nations of the world.” #Onthisdayinhistory
in 1957, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower spoke these words moments after ratifying the #IAEA
's Statute, bringing it into force.
The Statute is the IAEA’s founding document that outlines the Agency’s objectives and functions, and underpins its work toward bringing the benefits of peaceful #nuclear
technology to all parts of the globe and preventing the spread of nuclear weapons.
If you’re interested in reading the IAEA Statute, visit our web site: http://ow.ly/zH8u0