During the 24th Chernobyl year (April 26th 2010) I was in Geneva, taking part at the vigil infront of the WHO (web). Why?
Vigil in Geneva April 26th 2010:
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is failing in its duty to protect the victims of radioactive contamination.
CONSTITUTION OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION:
“Healthy development of the child is of basic importance …”
“Informed opinion and active co-operation on the part of the public are of the utmost importance in the improvement of the health of the people …”
In Chapter 1, Article 1 – Objectives of WHO, it states :
“The objective of the World Health Organization shall be the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health”.
But on 28th May 1959,
WHO signed Agreement WHA-12-40 ned with the International Atomich Energy Agency
which prevents WHO taking any initiative or action to achieve its objectives:the preservation and the improvement of health.
An analysis of the action taken by WHO in response to radioactive contamination,
from the start of the nuclear age up to the present day shows this quite clearly
and is what motivates our action.
Compared with other agreements made between various UN agencies, there is nothing unusual in the way this document has been drafted, but we would point out that, in practice, it puts WHO under the yoke of the IAEA.
* WHO must notify the IAEA of any plans to undertake research and then either work with, or yield the research to the IAEA.
* The Agreement specifies that neither of the two agencies should be disadvantaged by the other: thus the business interests of the IAEA should not suffer …
* In 23 years, no social or medical programme, worthy of the name, has been set up in the contaminated areas of Chernobyl.
* In the nuclear nations, epidemiological studies are rare.
* In countries like France, there is a total blackout on all civil and military nuclear activity.
The vigil has also been maintained by distinguished members of the scientific, medical and political communities. Mr Yablokov, Mrs Goncharova and Mr Nesterenko – 27th April 2008:
Mr Vassili Nesterenko, Belarusian Physicist
I want to say to you here: as long as we have the support of friends, we continue to hope that the victims will survive. I am one of the 800, 000 liquidators injured by Chernobyl. These are truly the forgotten men in our country. Tens of thousands of them have already left this world, they are no longer able to speak. In the name of the others, to all of you on this Vigil, I wish you courage and a long life, that you may remain here until victory is achieved. I wish all of you good health, just as we had, all of us liquidators, before we arrived at the reactor. We were all young and full of strength. Thank you.
Based upon his research the book “Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment” has been made public on April 26th 2010:
and not 32 – 50, like WHO and IAEA say.