Embassy of Ukraine in Kenya held a commemorative event for the Chernobyl disaster
April 26, 2017 the Embassy of Ukraine in Kenya held at the headquarters of the United Nations Office in Nairobi an event to commemorate the Chernobyl disaster and presented an exhibition titled "Chernobyl Lessons for the future. Solidarity with Hiroshima and Nagasaki."
The main purpose of the event was to highlight the main Chernobyl-related issues mark the approaching completion of the News Safe Confinement, showcase the relevance of the Chernobyl lessons for United Nations Programs based in Nairobi, notably for UNEP and UN-Habitat, bring to focus the activities of Ukraine within United Nations Security Council, particularly with respect to disarmament, outline current challenges in the field of nuclear non-proliferation, as well as non-acceptance of the use of force against the territorial integrity and political independence of states.
During the official opening of the event the speeches were made by Director-General of UNON Sahle-Work Zewde, Deputy Executive Director of UN-Habitat Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, UN Environment Disaster and Conflict Subprogram Coordinator Oli Brown, Deputy Ambassador of Japan in Kenya Yoshihiro Katayama, professor of the Nagasaki University Yoshio Ichinose, as well as Ambassador of Ukraine to Kenya Yevhenii Tsymbaliuk.
The exhibition will last for three days from 26 to 28 April where various videos will be broadcasted and visitors will be offered information materials.