April 25, 2006: Conference Resolution

April 22, 2006: Earthday in Kyiv

April 12, 2006: Fourth conference announcement. (.pdf)

April 11, 2006: New report on health and environmental effects of the Chornobyl disaster suggests a significantly higher number of casualties. (.pdf) Press Release

April 11, 2006: The Other Report on Chernobyl" (TORCH). Download full .pdf version here.
TORCH Summary and Conclusions (.pdf)

April 6, 2006: Invitation to a Press Conference on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 at 11.00 am at the Interfax News Agency. At the press-briefing, the presentation of a new report on health and environmental effects of the Chornobyl disaster will be presented. (.pdf)

March 20, 2006: Third conference announcement. (.pdf)

February 21, 2006: Second conference announcement (.pdf)


„Chornobyl is a word we would all like to erase from our memory. It [opened] a Pandora's box of invisible enemies and nameless anxieties in people's minds, but which most of us probably now think of as safely relegated to the past. Yet there are two compelling reasons why this tragedy must not be forgotten. First, if we forget Chornobyl, we increase the risk of more such technological and environmental disasters in the future. Second, more than seven million of our fellow human beings do not have the luxury of forgetting. They are still suffering, every day, as a result of what happened 14 years ago. Indeed, the legacy of Chornobyl will be with us, and with our descendants, for generations to come."

Kofi Annan, April 2000


On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Chornobyl nuclear disaster, the Heinrich Böll Stiftung (Berlin), Ecoclub (Rivne, Ukraine), The Greens/EFA in the European Parliament, the Nuclear Information and Resource Service (Washington, DC), the World Information Service on Energy (Amsterdam), IPPNW (Germany) and Bündnis 90/DIE GRÜNEN (Germany) are inviting independent scientists, environmentalists, non-governmental organizations and sustainable energy experts from all over the world for the international conference „Chornobyl+20 – Remembrance for the Future“ to take place in Kyiv/Ukraine on April 23-25.

The conference will focus on three areas: First, the ongoing catastrophe of Chornobyl and its continuing consequences, including the release of a new study which reviews and analyzes the recently published report of the IAEA and WHO; second, the continuing safety, economic, proliferation and other problems posed by nuclear power generally; and third, the development of a roadmap to a sustainable energy future.

It is the aim of the conference to bring analysts and activists and a broad public audience together for a new examination of the 1986 Chornobyl accident’s continuing health, social and economic consequences and to draw new attention to the promise and need to implement sustainable energy technologies.

Contact: Tetyana Murza, Ecoclub
+380-44-4832961, +380 97 5952346

Organized by:

Heinrich Boell Foundation


Nuclear Information and Resource Service

World Information Service on Energy

The Greens/EFA in the European Parliament