United Nations Development Programme

Russian Federation

The Human Consequences of the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident. A Strategy for Recovery
The UN report "The Human Consequences
of the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident. A Strategy for Recovery" was
officially launched for Russian audience. The report prepared
by the initiative of UNDP and UNICEF and with support of the UNOCHA
and WHO proposes new strategy for addressing the development needs
of the affected regions and communities in Belarus, Russia and
Ukraine. The finding and recommendations of the report are based
on a holistic assessment of environmental, health and socio-economic
consequences of the accident in the three countries. The report
was launched officially in New York on 6 February 2002 by Mr.
Kenzo Oshima, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs
and UN Coordinator of International Cooperation on Chernobyl,
Mr. Mark Malloch Brown, Administrator, UNDP, Ms. Carol Bellamy,
Executive Director, UNICEF, and the Heads of the UN Missions of
Belarus, the Russian Federation and Ukraine. The New York launch
was followed by the local launches in Kiev, Minsk and Moscow on
14 February. The Moscow launch ceremony and press briefing was
conducted at the State Central Museum of the Russian Modern History
and attended by the officials from the key Government agencies,
representatives of the Federal Council and the State Duma of the
Russian Federation, NGOs and research institutes, national and
international press.