"UN will ensure needs of those traumatized by Chernobyl nuclear
disaster will not be forgotten"
Secretary-General Kofi Annan
The Commemoration of the
18th Anniversary of the Chernobyl Accident
The world’s single worst nuclear accident, the tragedy at the
Chernobyl power plant, occurred 18 years ago. The impact on
communities in Belarus, the Russian Federation and Ukraine, however,
remains severe today. To draw attention to the continuing needs of
people in the affected areas, United Nations Office for the
Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), United Nations Development
Programme (UNDP) and the governments of the three affected countries
held a special commemorative ceremony on Chernobyl.
Proceedings of the commemorative event
27 April, 2004
Statements by the Government of Belarus, the Russian Federation
Statement on behalf of the European Union.
the Documentary "Chernobyl Heart", Ms. Maryann De Leo
Brief remarks by
Dr. William M. Novick, Founder and Medical Director, International
Children's Heart Foundation
Remarks by Ms. Adi Roche, Chernobyl