Marking the twenty-second anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident in Ukraine on 26 April 1986, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) presented a draft action plan on April 25 to support the Chernobyl area’s ongoing recovery until 2016. The action plan is part of the “Decade of Recovery and Sustainable Development” proclaimed by a 2007 UN General Assembly Resolution, which is aimed to promote a “return to normal life” for the region. The UN’s plan is built on scientific findings showing that most people living in the affected areas need not fear negative health effects from radiation. (UN News Service)

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