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News in Brief 13 April 2021

  • Myanmar bloodshed could lead to new Syria: UN human rights chief
  • The IAEA offers support for Fukushima contaminated water discharge plan
  • Rights experts sound alert over Uganda election crackdown
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Monday’s Daily Brief: 'Waste to wealth' campaign, nuclear power and climate change, 'dangerous nationalism' a threat, Hammarskjöld latest

A recap of Monday’s stories:  New UN-Habitat campaign converts waste into wealth; refugee agency chief issues alert over  'dangerous nationalism',  UN warns against Syrian civilian displacement; Guterres renews call for full disclosure by States over 1961 Hammarskjöld plane crash; First-ever conference on nuclear power and climate change.

Phillip Grossman

Chernobyl: Exhibition chronicles tragedy and hope

An American photographer has been chronicling the aftermath of what has been called one of the world’s worst nuclear accidents.

Philip Grossman is the photographer behind the exhibition ‘Chernobyl: Tragedy, Lessons, Hope’ which is on display at UN Headquarters in New York.

The exhibition looks at the people and places affected by the Chernobyl nuclear power plant explosion which occurred 30 years ago this Tuesday.


Nuclear power can play important role in reducing climate change

Nuclear power can play an important role in reversing climate change, but it’s not the only solution according to the UN’s nuclear agency, the IAEA.

World leaders are on their way to Paris for an international conference at which they will try and agree a universal climate deal.

One of the goals is to reduce harmful carbon emissions.

Nuclear power does not produce significant amounts of those harmful gasses.