Key Events

Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting on Chernobyl
New York, 26 April 2012 – A high-level Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting on Chernobyl was convenved today on the occasion of the 26th anniversary of the Chernobyl accident.

23rd anniversary and launch of ICRIN programme
New York, 24 April 2009 – UN Agencies commemorated the 23rd anniversary of the Chernobyl accident and officially launched the International Chernobyl Research and Information Network (ICRIN) programme. Click to read press release, statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General and statement by UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Maria Sharapova.

Final version of the UN Action Plan on Chernobyl

2008 Annual Report on UN Chernobyl Coordination
New York, January 2009 – Office of UN Coordination of International Cooperation on Chernobyl released 2008 Annual Report.

Maria Sharapova launches programme of scholarships for youth from Chernobyl-affected areas in Belarus
Geneva/Minsk, 18 September 2008 – Tennis star announced today that she is launching a US$210,000 scholarship programme for students from Chernobyl-affected areas of Belarus. Press release.

UN Action Plan Prepared for Chernobyl Decade
New York, 25 April 2008 –
Draft Action Plan covering UN work on Chernobyl until 2016 was presented today at a high-level Inter-Agency Task Force meeting on Chernobyl. Click to read draft Action Plan and press release.

Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting on Chernobyl
New York, 25 April 2008 – A high-level Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting on Chernobyl was convenved today on the occasion of the 22nd anniversary of the Chernobyl accident.

Japan provides 1.5 mln US Dollars for a project in Belarus
Minsk, 30 January 2008 – The Government of Japan approved the release of US$ 1,506,230 from the UN Trust Fund for Human Security to finance "Enhancing Human Security in the Chernobyl Affected Area of Belarus" project. Click here to read press release.

Sub-Regional meeting on Chernobyl
Moscow, 23-24 January 2008 – Representatives of UNDP Belarus, the Russian Federation and Ukraine met at Sub-Regional meeting on Chernobyl to discuss ongoing cooperation.

2007 Annual Report on UN Chernobyl Coordination
New York, January 2008 – Office of UN Coordination of International Cooperation on Chernobyl released 2007 Annual Report.

"Chernobyl Seen by Children" photo exhibition
New York, 11 December 2007 – "Chernobyl Seen by Children" photo exhibition opened today at the UN Secretariat. Click to read opening remarks by the Permanent Missions of Belarus, Russian Federation, Ukraine, UNICEF and UNDP.

Ban Ki-moon and Maria Sharapova commemorate Chernobyl tragedy
New York, 26 April 2007 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and tennis star Maria Sharapova issued statements on the occasion of the 21st anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear plant accident. Click to read a press release and a statement attributable to the Secretary-General.

Maria Sharapova is appointed UNDP Goodwill Ambassador
New York, 14 February 2007 – Tennis star Maria Sharapova donates US$100,000 to eight Chernobyl recovery projects in Belarus, the Russian Federation and Ukraine.Click to read a press release and description of projects supported by the Maria Sharapova Foundation.

Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting on Chernobyl
New York, 24 January 2007 – More than 60 people participated from eight locations with the aim of sharing updates on UN involvement in Chernobyl recovery efforts.

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