The Incident and Emergency Centre (IEC) of the International Atomic Emergency Agency
(IAEA) is the global focal point for preparedness and response to nuclear and radiological
incidents and emergencies irrespective of their cause. In the area of preparedness the
Centre continuously works to develop standards and guidance for strengthening Member
States’ preparedness; practical tools and training programs to assist Member States in
promptly applying the standards and guidance; and organizes a variety of training events
and exercises. This paper provides an overview of the information presented in the IAEA
Safety Standards and Guidance in the area of emergency preparedness and response.