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Chornobyl’s recovery depends on long-term social and economic development on the community and regional levels and an effective information policy, concludes Chernobyl’s Legacy: Health, Environmental and Socio-Economic Impact, a report just released in Vienna by the Chernobyl Forum. The three-volume, 600-page report incorporates the work of hundreds of scientists, economists and health experts, and assesses the 20-year impact of the largest nuclear accident in history.

Kyiv, 5 October 2005 – A press conference was held today to announce the fifth annual Golden Liliya International Festival, to be held on 22 October at the Kyiv Palace of Sport. This year’s festival is in honour of the United Nations’ International Year of Sport and Physical Education, and will also celebrate the UN’s sixtieth anniversary.

Kyiv, 18 September 2006 – Approximately 5,000 people participated in the fifth annual Race for Life in downtown Kyiv today, braving chilly weather to raise more than 140,000 UAH to assist those who live with HIV and AIDS.

Kyiv, 10 May 2005 -- Singer Ruslana, winner of the 49th Eurovision Song Contest, has been appointed a National Ambassador for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the world's leading organization for children, UNICEF Representative in Ukraine Jeremy Hartley announced today.

On March 24, 2005 the United Nations office in Ukraine, the Embassy of Sweden, the National University “Kyiv-Mohyla academy” organized a special exhibition devoted to the centenary of the birth of Dag Hammarskjöld, Secretary General of the United Nations 1953-1961 and the 60th Anniversary of the United Nations.