United Nations Scientific Committee, tasked with assessing effects of atomic radiation, tells fourth committee of significant funding shortage

Broad Support Emerges for Reinforcing Scientific Committee's Budget; Aftermath of Chernobyl Disaster, Nuclear Tests in Marshall Islands Highlighted.

VIENNA, 02 June 2006 (UN Department of Public Information) - A crisis in financing for the esteemed United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) dominated discussion today among Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization Issues) delegates, as they considered the consequences of exposure to atomic radiation on the health of humans and the environment, and heard the introduction of a related draft resolution.

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