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History and mandate

UNSCEAR was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1955. Its mandate in the United Nations system is to assess and report levels and effects of exposure to ionizing radiation. Governments and organizations throughout the world rely on the Committee's estimates as the scientific basis for evaluating radiation risk and for establishing protective measures.  >>more

Committee members

The General Assembly has designated 27 countries to provide scientists as members of the Committee.   >>more

Reports

Since its inception, UNSCEAR has issued 20 major publications. These authoritative reports are principal sources of information.  >>more

Programme of work

The Committee's programme of work is approved by the General Assembly, and extends typically over a 4-5 year period. The secretariat collates relevant data submitted by UN Member States, international organizations and non-governmental organizations, and engages specialists to analyse those data, to study relevant scientific literature and produce scientific evaluations. The secretariat submits the evaluations annually for scrutiny to each session of UNSCEAR, and at the end of the cycle, the substantive reviews are published.

Annual Sessions

The Committee has held sixty annual sessions so far.  The sixty-first session will take place in Vienna from 21 to 25 July 2014 >>more

Secretariat

UNEP logo The small secretariat in Vienna, which is functionally linked to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), organizes the annual sessions and manages the preparation of documents for the Committee's scrutiny.

UNSCEAR secretariat
UNITED NATIONS
Vienna International Centre
P.O. Box 500
A-1400  Vienna, AUSTRIA
Tel. +43 1 26060 4360
Fax +43 1 26060 5902

 

Malcolm Crick
Secretary of UNSCEAR

 

Media inquiries: Jaya Mohan
Tel. +43 699 1459 4122

 Internships

The UNSCEAR secretariat may offer internship positions under the UN Secretariat internship programme at the UN career portal careers.un.org. >>more

Last updated: Tuesday, 18 March 2014