Launch of ‘Viewing Nuclear Weapons Through a Humanitarian Lens’

16th October 2013

Research project

Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons (Phase II)

This project is concerned with providing greater understanding amongst officials of governments and United Nations agencies, as well as the wider public, of the humanitarian consequences of the detonation of nuclear weapons.

As the second phase of its work, from August 2013, the project is undertaking a study on the challenges to United Nations emergency preparedness and humanitarian coordination and response in the event of nuclear weapon detonations. This study is being conducted in cooperation with the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Researcher(s): John Borrie, Tim Caughley

Support from UNIDIR’s core funders provides the foundation for all of the Institute’s activities.

In addition, dedicated project funding was received from Norway and Ireland. [source: UNIDIR]