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An Illusion of Safety

Challenges of Nuclear Weapon Detonations for United Nations Humanitarian Coordination and Response

  • Author: UNIDIR
  • Publication date: September 2014
  • Page count: 100
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: GV.14.0.1

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ISBN: 9789290452034
ISBN: 9789210568944

About the product

There is renewed and deep international concern about the catastrophic humanitarian consequences that would result from the detonation of nuclear weapons in populated areas. Yet 25 years after the end of the Cold War, nuclear weapons and nuclear deterrence remain central to the security doctrines of a significant number of states. This volume explores the risks and consequences of a nuclear weapon detonation event especially for the United Nations system in terms of preparedness and the extent to which nanyay response could mitigate the effects of such an event.