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    UNIS/MA/13
    23 May 2013

    Media Advisory

    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

    on the

    Effect of Radiation Exposure on Children, and the Radiological Impact of the Fukushima-Daiichi Accident

    which are being discussed at the

    UNSCEAR Annual Committee Session

    on Friday 31 May at 13:30
    in
    Meeting Room C6, 7 th floor
    Vienna International Centre (VIC)

    Journalists are invited to attend a briefing on two major issues being discussed at the UNSCEAR's 60 th committee session being held in Vienna from 27-31 May. These are: a) the effects of radiation exposure on children and b) the radiological impact of events at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan on humans and the environment. Once finalized, the UNSCEAR report will be presented to the United Nations General Assembly later this year.

    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.

    Speakers include:

    Carl-Magnus Larsson
    Chair of UNSCEAR

    Fred Mettler
    Chair, UNSCEAR Report on Effects of Radiation Exposure on Children

    Wolfgang Weiss
    Chair, UNSCEAR Report on Radiological Impact of Fukushima-Daiichi Accident

    Malcolm Crick
    Secretary of UNSCEAR

    Please register for the press briefing by writing to press@unvienna.org
    before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 29 May 2013.

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    The press briefing will be available as a live webcast, see www.unis.unvienna.org for further details.

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

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

    or
    Anne Thomas
    Information Officer, UNIS Vienna
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-5588
    Mobile: (+43) 699-1459-5588
    Email: anne.thomas[at]unvienna.org

    or
    Regina Rohrbach
    Information Officer, UNIS Vienna
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-3898
    Mobile: (+43) 699-1459-3898
    Email: regina.rohrbach[at]unvienna.org