UNSCEAR liaises with the following organizations:

United Nations System

International Intergovernmental Organizations within the UN family:


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.


United Nations Environment Programme - (UN Environment Programme) was established by the Stockholm Conference of 1972 as the environmental conscience of the United Nations system. Shortly thereafter, the UNSCEAR Secretariat was functionally linked with UN Environment. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, UN Environment'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. UN Environment has responsibility within the United Nations system for addressing several crucial issues: the ozone layer; sustainable development; climate change; biodiversity; and international environmental law.


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.


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.


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


International Agency for Research on Cancer


International Commission on Radiological Protection


International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements


International Radiation Protection Association


Nuclear Energy Agency

Some national partners


Institute for Radioprotection and Nuclear Safety, France 

PHE Public Health England, UK


National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, USA 


Radiation Effects Research Foundation, Japan 


Swedish Radiation Protection Authority, Sweden 


National Cancer Institute, USA 

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