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UNSCEAR liaises with the following organizations:

United Nations System

International Intergovernmental Organizations within the UN family:

UN

United Nations - The United Nations has four objectives according to its 1945 charter: to maintain international peace and security; to develop friendly relations among nations; to cooperate in solving international problems and in promoting respect for human rights; and to be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations. UNSCEAR reports to the 4th Committee of the UN General Assembly.

UNEP

United Nations Environment Programme - (UNEP) was established by the Stockholm Conference of 1972 as the environmental conscience of the United Nations system. Shortly thereafter, the UNSCEAR Secretariat was funtionally linked with UNEP. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, UNEP's mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations. UNEP has responsibility within the United Nations system for addressing several crucial issues: the ozone layer; sustainable development; climate change; biodiversity; and international environmental law.

IAEA

International Atomic Energy Agency - The IAEA is the world's centre of cooperation in the nuclear field. It was set up as the world's "Atoms for Peace" organization in 1957 within the United Nations family. The Agency works with its Member States and multiple partners worldwide to promote safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies.

ILO

International Labour Organization - Founded in 1919, the International Labour Organization is the UN specialized agency which seeks the promotion of social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights. It has an interest in the radiation protection of workers.

WHO

World Health Organization - The WHO is the United Nations specialized agency for health. Established in 1948, WHO's objective is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.

Other international bodies

IARC

International Agency for Research on Cancer

ICRP

International Commission on Radiological Protection

ICRU

International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements

IRPA

International Radiation Protection Association

NEA

Nuclear Energy Agency

Some national partners

IRSN

Institute for Radioprotection and Nuclear Safety, France 

HPA Health Protection Agency, UK

NCRP

National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, USA 

RERF

Radiation Effects Research Foundation, Japan 

SSI

Swedish Radiation Protection Authority, Sweden 

USNCI

National Cancer Institute, USA 

Last updated: Tuesday, 16 December 2008