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    UNIS/MA/310
    12 July 2022

    Re-issued as received

    MEDIA ADVISORY

    Notice of meeting of the Japan National Press Club 2022/7/7
    Please register via the website ⇒.
    2-2-1 Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
    email: kaiken@jnpc.or.jp
    fax: 03(3503)7271 tel: 03(3503) 2722

                   

    Tuesday 19 July, 11:30-12:30: Press Conference of the Chair of the 66th to 68th sessions Gillian Hirth and the Secretary Borislava Batandjieva-Metcalf of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR)

    The Chair of the sixty-sixth to sixty-eighth sessions of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR), Gillian Hirth, the Secretary of UNSCEAR Borislava Batandjieva-Metcalf, and delegation of experts, will visit Japan from 19 to 22 July 2022 to present and exchange views with the Japanese government, local residents in the Fukushima prefecture, the scientific community and students on the findings of the Committee’s most recent evaluation of radiological consequences of the Fukushima nuclear accident in the  UNSCEAR 2020/2021 Report, Annex B[1] which was released in English in March 2021 and Japanese in March 2022. The Scientific Committee was established in 1955 by resolution 913(X) of the General Assembly with a mandate to assess sources of exposure and to report on levels and effects of radiation on human health and the environment. The Committee reports annually to the General Assembly of the United Nations on the progress and outcomes of its scientific evaluations which provide an independent scientific basis for decisions on radiation-related issues.

    In the UNSCEAR 2020/2021 report, the Committee assessed that "no adverse health effects due to radiation exposure have been documented in the residents of Fukushima that could be directly attributed to radiation exposure from the accident, and it is unlikely that any such effects will be observed in the future.”

    UNSCEAR had previously held similar events in Japan in 2014 and 2016.

    Date and time

    Tuesday 19 July, 11:30-12:30

    Language  

    English/Japanese

    Venue 

    10th Floor Hall, Nippon Press Center Bldg.
    2-2-1 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

    Application deadline

    9:30 on the day (both on the web and at the venue)

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    No membership number is required. Please fill in the other necessary information.

    ・Please indicate your company name and department followed by "*Guest invitation" in the "所属欄Affiliation" field.

    ※If you apply as a 'web participant', a URL will be sent to you by e-mail one hour before the start of the conference.

    ※Please make sure that the article indicates that the conference is organized by the Japan National Press Club.

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    About UNSCEAR

    The United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR), established in 1955, is mandated to undertake broad reviews of the sources of ionizing radiation and the effects on human health and the environment. Its assessments provide a scientific foundation for governments and United Nations agencies to formulate standards and programmes for protection against ionizing radiation.

    More than 30 leading scientists worked on the study analyzing the effects of radiation exposure following the accident at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power station since 2013. Material they prepared was reviewed for technical and scientific quality by its 27 Member States, 4 observer States and 12 international organizations at their annual session in November 2020 and the advanced report published in March 2021. All scientists had to declare any conflict of interest related to their participation in the assessment.

    The UNSCEAR secretariat is administered by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

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    For further information, contact:

    Communications, UNSCEAR secretariat Tel: +43 1 26060-4122
    Email: unscear[at]unscear.org

    Website for Registration (Example)

     



    [1] Levels and effects of radiation exposure due to the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station: implications of information published since the UNSCEAR 2013 Report (https://www.unscear.org/unscear/en/publications/2020_2021_2.html)