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    28 March 2014


    The United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna and the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR)

    invite you to a

    Press Briefing

    To launch and present the main highlights of the Report

    "Levels and Effects of Radiation Exposure due to the nuclear accident after the 2011 great east-Japan earthquake and tsunami"

    Wednesday 2 April at 10:30 (CEST)

    in the
    Vienna International Centre (VIC) , C-Building, Room C-4, 7 th Floor

    Speakers include:

    Malcolm Crick
    Secretary of UNSCEAR

    Carl-Magnus Larsson
    Chair of UNSCEAR (via video-link)

     Jane Simmonds
    Contributing Expert/ Lead writer, Exposure from food

    Wolfgang Weiss
    Chair, UNSCEAR Fukushima Assessment

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    Please register for the press briefing, even if you hold a permanent press access card to the VIC, by writing to before 14:00 (CEST) on Tuesday, 1 April 2014.

    The press briefing will be available as a live webcast at


    UNSCEAR was established in 1955, reporting to the UN General Assembly on levels and effects of exposure to ionizing radiation. Its scientific assessments underpin international standards for radiation protection.

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    For more information, or to arrange interviews with the speakers, please contact:

    Jaya Mohan
    Communications Consultant, UNSCEAR
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-4122
    Mobile: (+43) 699-1459-4122
    Email: jaya.mohan[at]