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Photo Exhibition on Chernobyl is opened at the United Nations Headquarters

On April 26, 2017, the opening ceremony of the photo exhibition “You Are Not Alone: Celebrating the Healing Power of Empathy and Compassion in the Face of the Tragedy” was conducted at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to commemorate the first International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day.

The event was jointly organized by the Permanent Mission of Belarus to the United Nations, the United Nations Development Programme Office in Belarus and the two most prominent non-governmental organisations of the United States and Ireland, who identified their main goal of helping Chernobyl children: Ramapo Chernobyl Project and Chernobyl Children International. The exhibition features photographs from the archives of these organisations, as well as the work of Philip Grossman, an American photographer, who visited Belarus in November 2016.

The aim of the event was to pay tribute to the assistance, sympathy, unselfishness and humanity that were expressed to the people of Belarus at a difficult time for the country.