Fourth Committee considers effects of atomic radiation on humankind, environment: approves draft text in support of strengthened funding for Scientific Committee

Secretary-General's Input Sought on Financial, Administrative Implications of Scientific Committee's Increased Membership; Body to Meet Seven Days in 2008.

NEW YORK, 29 October 2007 (UN Department of Public Information) - In its consideration of the effects of radiation on humankind and the environment, the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) today unanimously approved a draft resolution in support of the Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation, which, since 1955, had contributed to an improved understanding of the effects and risks of ionizing radiation -- a type of radiation given off by radioactive substances.

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