UNSCEAR sessions

64th session of UNSCEAR

The 64th session of UNSCEAR took place at the Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria, from 29 May to 2 June 2017. Hans Vanmarcke (Belgium) was Chair, Patsy Thompson (Canada), Peter Jacob (Germany) and Michael Waligórski (Poland) were Vice-Chairs, and Gilian Hirth (Australia) was Rapporteur for the session.

The Committee discussed matters arising from General Assembly resolution 71/89 including its future programme of work. The Committee held technical discussions on six documents prepared by the secretariat:

Furthermore, the Committee considered progress reports on the following topics:

63rd session of UNSCEAR

The 63rd session of UNSCEAR took place at the Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria, from 27 June to 1 July 2016. Yoshiharu Yonekura (Japan) was Chair, John Hunt (Brazil), Peter Jacob (Germany) and Hans Vanmarcke (Belgium) were Vice-Chairs, and Michael Waligórski (Poland) was Rapporteur for the session.

The Committee discussed matters arising from General Assembly resolution 70/81 including its future programme of work. The Committee held technical discussions on four documents prepared by the secretariat:

Furthermore, the Committee considered progress reports on the following topics:

The Committee also elected officers for its sixty-fourth and sixty-fifth sessions.

62nd session of UNSCEAR

The 62nd session of UNSCEAR took place at the Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria, from 1 to 5 June 2015. Yoshiharu Yonekura (Japan) was Chair, John Hunt (Brazil), Peter Jacob (Germany) and Hans Vanmarcke (Belgium) were Vice-Chairs, and Michael Waligórski (Poland) was Rapporteur for the session.

The Committee discussed matters arising from General Assembly resolution 69/84 including its future programme of work. The Committee held technical discussions on three documents prepared by the secretariat:

Furthermore, the Committee considered progress reports on the following topics:

61st session of UNSCEAR

The 61st session of UNSCEAR took place at the Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria, from 21 to 25 July 2014. Carl-Magnus Larsson (Australia) was Chair, Yoshiharu Yonekura (Japan) Vice-Chair and Michael Waligórski (Poland) Rapporteur for the session.

The Committee discussed matters arising from General Assembly resolution 68/73 including its programme of work. The Committee held technical discussions on three documents prepared by the secretariat:

Furthermore, the Committee considered progress reports on the following topics:

60th session of UNSCEAR

The 60th session of UNSCEAR took place at the Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria, from 27 to 31 May 2013. Carl-Magnus Larsson (Australia) was Chair, Emil Bédi (Slovakia) Vice-Chair and Yoshiharu Yonekura (Japan) Rapporteur for the session.

The Committee discussed matters arising from General Assembly resolution 67/112 including its programme of work and strategic plan (2014-2019). The Committee held technical discussions on two documents prepared by the secretariat:

Furthermore, the Committee considered progress reports on the following topics:

59th session of UNSCEAR

The 59th session of UNSCEAR took place at the Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria, from 21 to 25 May 2012. Wolfgang Weiss (Germany) was Chairman, Carl-Magnus Larsson (Australia) Vice-Chairman and Leif Moberg (Sweden) Rapporteur for the session.

The Committee discussed matters arising from General Assembly resolution 66/70 including its programme of work and improving collection, analysis and dissemination of exposure data. The Committee held technical discussions on nine documents prepared by the secretariat:

The Committee has also elected officers for its sixtieth and sixty-first sessions.

58th session of UNSCEAR

The 58th session of UNSCEAR took place at the Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria, from 23 to 27 May 2011. Wolfgang Weiss (Germany) was Chairman, Carl-Magnus Larsson (Australia) Vice-Chairman and Mohamed A. Gomaa (Egypt) Rapporteur for the session.

The Committee discussed matters arising from General Assembly resolution 65/96. It also considered its future programme of work (including proposals on assessing the radiological impact of the the nuclear power plant accident following the great east-Japan earthquake and tsunami of March 2011, radiation effects on children, and epidemiology of low-dose rates of radiation exposure) and improving collection, analysis and dissemination of exposure data. The Committee held technical discussions on five documents prepared by the secretariat:

57th session of UNSCEAR

The 57th session of UNSCEAR, originally scheduled to take place in 2009, was postponed from 2009 to 2010 owing to unforeseen circumstances. Owing to flight disruptions caused by ash from the volcanic eruption in Iceland, the session had to be postponed a second time from April to August 2010. It took place at the Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria from 16 to 20 August 2010. Norman Gentner (Canada) was Chairman, Wolfgang Weiss (Germany) Vice-Chairman and Mohamed A. Gomaa (Egypt) Rapporteur for the session.

The Committee discussed matters arising from General Assembly resolution 63/89 and resolution 64/85, including its programme of work, and members' support of the Committee's work. The Committee held technical discussions on six documents prepared by the secretariat:

The Committee has also elected officers for its fifty-eighth and fifty-ninth sessions.

56th session of UNSCEAR

The 56th session of UNSCEAR took place at the Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria from 10 to 18 July 2008. Norman Gentner (Canada) was Chairman, Wolfgang Weiss (Germany) was Vice-Chairman and Mohamed A. Gomaa (Egypt) was Rapporteur.

The Committee discussed matters arising from General Assembly resolution 62/100 of 17 December 2007, including development of a strategic plan and future programme of work. It also held technical discussions on five documents:

The Committee approved a report to the 63rd General Assembly ( A/63/46), which describes the deliberations of the Committee at its fifty-sixth session, the strategic plan and programme of work, and a scientific report discussing sources of radiation exposure, the Chernobyl accident and effects on non-human biota.

The Committee also expressed its views on membership, staffing and financing, which were appended to a report of the Secretary-General on Financial and administrative implications of increased membership of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation, staffing of the professional secretariat of the Scientific Committee and methods to ensure sufficient, assured and predictable funding ( A/63/478).

55th session of UNSCEAR

The 55th session of UNSCEAR took place at the Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria from 21 to 25 May 2007. Peter Burns (Australia) was Chairman, Norman Gentner (Canada) was Vice-Chairman, and Wolfgang Weiss (Germany) was Rapporteur.

The Committee discussed, provided feedback and comment on drafts of six documents:

It also discussed matters relating to its annual progress report to the General Assembly ( A/62/46), development of a future strategy and programme of work, and financial, management, procedural and other matters.

54th session of UNSCEAR

The 54th session of UNSCEAR took place at the Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria from 29 May to 2 June 2006. Peter Burns of Australia was Chairman. Norman Gentner of Canada was Vice-Chairman. Christian Streffer of Germany was Rapporteur.

The Committee approved five documents for publication on:

It provided feedback and comment on drafts of other documents submitted by the Secretariat:

It also discussed matters relating to its annual progress report to the General Assembly ( A/61/46 + Corr.1), its work on assessing the consequences of the Chernobyl accident, and financial, management, procedural and other matters.

During the session, the mayor of Vienna hosted a reception for invited high-level dignitaries, diplomats and scientists to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of UNSCEAR.


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