The United Nations General Assembly, at a plenary meeting in New York on December 15, adopted a draft resolution on the strengthening of international cooperation and coordination of efforts to study, mitigate and minimize the consequences of the Chornobyl disaster, UKRINFORM reported wih referene to the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.

A respective draft resolution presented by Ukraine on behalf of the three states hardest hit by the Chornobyl disaster - Ukraine, Belarus and Russia - was adopted by consensus. The co-authors of the document, in general, were 74 member states of the organization.

The resolution approved with such broad support foresees the holding in Kyiv in April 2011 of an international conference, entitled "Twenty-Five Years after the Chornobyl Accident. Safety for the Future," with the participation of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

According to the resolution, on April 26, 2011, the UN headquarters in New York will host a meeting of the UN General Assembly.

The document welcomes the activities of the international community aimed at the recovery of the affected area and the affected public, and also pays attention to efforts being taken to complete the construction of the shelter facility around the destroyed fourth reactor of the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant and convert it into an environmentally safe system.

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