Tomorrow, 24 October, marks "United Nations Day". CCI are the only organisation working in the Chernobyl area to be accredited with official UN NGO status.
On April 26th 2016, the 30th Anniversary of the accident at Chernobyl, CCI’s Voluntary CEO Adi Roche addressed a special session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on invitation by the Belarusian Government. As a result of this ground-breaking advocacy, the UNGA designated 26 April to be known forevermore as United Nations Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day.
You can watch here, in full, the speech that changed history and the futures of Chernobyl victims across generations.