This Strategic Plan is intended to guide the NEA as it seeks to meet the evolving needs of member countries in the application and exploration of nuclear science and technology. The plan includes an executive summary as well as an introduction which describes the context in which the Strategic Plan has been prepared. It sets out the NEA mission statement and general strategies, and describes specific NEA activities, sector by sector. The plan then highlights the governance of the Agency and explains interactions with external organisations and groups, including those within the OECD family. The basis of authority for the Nuclear Energy Agency and its activities is presented in the Annex.