Contracts under the auspices of the IAEA are international agreements negotiated and concluded by IAEA member States with the assistance of the IAEA secretariat. The Director General of the IAEA is the depositary of these contracts. The IAEA Office of Legal Affairs, acting on behalf of the Director General, retains the original texts of treaties, receives contractual instruments from States wishing to accede to them and informs States and the United Nations of the official status of treaties. The Convention on Nuclear Safety, the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) and its amendment, as well as a series of conventions on civil liability for nuclear damage, are examples of this category of contracts. Among the agreements to which the IAEA adheres are international agreements concluded by the IAEA as a separate international organization with States or other international organizations. These contracts confer rights and obligations on the IAEA. The IAEA Headquarters Agreement with Austria, the IAEA`s relationship agreement with the United Nations, all the safeguards agreements and technical cooperation agreements that the IAEA has concluded with individual States are notable examples of this. Treaties relating to the work of the IAEA cover a wide range of issues, from the organization of the Organization`s work to civil liability for nuclear damage, nuclear safety, nuclear safety, nuclear safeguards and non-proliferation. They can be classified into three categories: contracts under the auspices of the IAEA; agreements to which the IAEA is a party; and contracts related to the IAEA. Contracts related to the IAEA include international agreements that have not been concluded under the auspices of the IAEA and to which the IAEA does not adhere, but that are relevant to the functioning of the Agency and may provide roles and responsibilities for the IAEA.
The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and regional non-proliferation treaties are examples of this. IAEA provides virtual legislative support to Bahrain Virtual national workshop focused on nuclear law of research reactors in Vietnam The IAEA`s work covers many treaties that play an important role in defining legally binding international rules in the areas they cover. . . .