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International Engagement

NNSA engages the international community by working with more than 60 foreign governments and 10 international organizations, plus several regional organizations, to improve nuclear emergency management systems worldwide.  It is providing direct emergency management assistance to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), Argentina, Armenia, Brazil, China, Georgia, Iraq, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, and Taiwan.  New initiatives are under development with India, Libya, and Pakistan.  NNSA also participates and collaborates with international organizations (IAEA, NEA, Food and Agriculture Organization, World Health Organization, World Meteorological Organization, International Maritime Organization,  European Union, NATO, G8, the United Nations Environmental Programs, the United Nations Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs, The United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation and the Arctic Council), under assistance and cooperation agreements to provide effective early warning and notification and consistent emergency plans and procedures worldwide.  NNSA sponsors cooperation and projects aimed at harmonizing differences between worldwide emergency plans, procedures, systems and capabilities.