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Chernobyl - Looking Back to Go Forwards

International Conference: Chernobyl - Looking Back to Go Forwards
Towards a United Nations Consensus on the Effects of the Accident and the Future, Vienna, 6-7 September, 2005

The objective of this conference was to inform governments and the general public about the Chernobyl Forum’s findings regarding the environmental and health consequences of the Chernobyl accident, as well as its social and economic consequences, and to present the Forum’s recommendations on further remediation, special health care, and research and development programmes, with the overall aim of promoting an international consensus on these issues. Proceedings


The Conference, chaired by Dr. Burton Bennett, RERF, Japan, was comprised of three sessions, a panel discussion and a general discussion.

Opening Session

The statements were made during the Opening Session by the following speakers:

  • M. ElBaradei, Director General, IAEA
  • V. Tsalko, Chairman of the Committee on Problems of the Chernobyl Catastrophe, Belarus - presentation in Russian
  • N. Gerasimova, Deputy Minister, Russian Ministry for Emergencies -
    presentation in English and Russian
  • T. Amosova, First Deputy Minister, Ukrainian Ministry for Emergencies and Affairs of Population Protection from the Consequences of the Chernobyl Catastrophe - presentation in Russian
  • T. Taniguchi, Deputy Director General, Head of the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security, IAEA
  • M. Danzon, World Health Organization, European Regional Office
  • K. Mizsei, Assistant Secretary General and UNDP Assistant Administrator, Director of UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS

Session 1: Environmental and Health Consequences of the Chernobyl Accident

Session 2: The Way Forward

Conclusions and recommendations

The Chairman's closing remarks

Main conclusions of the Chernobyl Conference in English and in Russian

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