The United National and Chernobyl is maintained by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). In 2004 UNDP assumed from UN OCHA the UN-wide coordination on Chernobyl issues and now UNDP Administrator is also the UN Coordinator of International Cooperation on Chernobyl. UNDP has a number of responsibilities including strategy formulation and promotion of resources mobilization, advocacy and channeling donors' contributions to assist Belarus, the Russian Federation and Ukraine to overcome the consequences of the Chernobyl accident. To learn more about UNDP coordination of UN recovery efforts in the Chernobyl region, please click here.
This website is part of the overall UNDP efforts to raise awareness about the many challenges facing the region affected by Chernobyl. It offers a view of the results of cooperation between the United Nations and other leading non-profit and international organizations, and provides knowledge and resources that support the Chernobyl development community.
The website offers:
- The most comprehensive and up-to-date database of assistance and research projects focused on Chernobyl
- A compendium of research studies on the Chernobyl accident
- A history of the United Nations and Chernobyl
- United Nations documents on Chernobyl
- Up-to-date list of conferences and meetings on Chernobyl
What is UNDP?
UNDP is the UN's global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP is on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and nationsl development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and its wide range of partners.