IndependentWHO – Health and Nuclear Power
«The World Health Organisation (WHO) is failing in its duty to protect those populations who are victims of radioactive contamination.»
Last Friday 5th July 2013 I went to participate for few hours to the Independent WHO’s vigil in Paris in front of the French Ministry of Health, where I met a few Anti-nuke veterans,
I believe that this Vigil is in fact particularly important, as it denounces the treacherous 1959 agreement made betwween the WHO and the IAEA, with a continuous citizen’s presence demanding due real protection from the WHO and each country’s Health Department,
I do think it would be great if the Vigil was extended from Geneva and Paris in Europe to USA and Japan, by having the American people also having a vigil in front of their own Health Department in Washington D,C, and the Japanese people as well in Tokyo in front of Japanese Health Ministry, so that people on 3 continents would be united in denouncing that devious agreement, demanding for its reviewing and its revocation, as this agreement is maintaining a conflict of interest keeping the WHO subservient to the nuclear own interests of the IAEA, therefore blocking the WHO to perform its dued mission of protecting internationally the people from all kinds of sanitary dangers
The Vigil for June 2013 – Geneva and Paris
« Since April 26, 2007, the Hippocratic Vigil has been held outside the WHO headquarters in Geneva, which now makes a total of 322 weeks without interruption. The vigil consists of a silent presence that aims to remind the World Health Organization of its obligations as set out in its constitution. We have added the name of Hippocrates to our description because of the ethical rules he instituted for health practitioners. As far as the protection of the health of people affected by the consequences of the nuclear industry is concerned, the World Health Organization ignores these rules.
The Vigil takes place outside the WHO headquarters in Geneva every working day from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and in Paris every Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
We now believe it is important to address ourselves to those who are partly responsible for deciding WHO policy. It is for this reason that, on 9th November 2012, we began a Vigil outside the Ministry of Health in Paris. The Ministers of Health are the representatives of the member countries of WHO, and they are involved in deciding the policies and actions that this institution pursues in the area of radioprotection.
We will maintain this silent and peaceful vigil every Friday from 9am to 5pm outside the Ministry of Health in Paris, until France takes the necessary steps to ensure that WHO fulfils its mission to protect the population from radioactive pollution, and that a programme of independent research is put in place on a national and / or European level, on the theme of “Health and nuclear power”.
Links to the Independant WHO’s website in several languages:
In English : http://independentwho.org/en/
In French : http://independentwho.org/fr/
In German : http://independentwho.org/de/
In Russian : http://independentwho.org/ru/
in Japanese : http://independentwho.org/jp/
The Agreement WHA 12-40 between WHO and IAEA http://independentwho.org/en/who-and-aiea-aggreement/
Agreement between the WHO and IAEA in 1959 http://www.crms-jpn.org/doc/IAEA-WHO1959.pdf
WHO / IAEA Conflicts of Interest http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_3288.cfm
Agreement Between the International Atomic Energy Agency
and the World Health Organization http://www.ippnw.de/commonFiles/pdfs/Atomenergie/Agreement_WHO-IAEA.pdf
Toxic link: the WHO and the IAEA A 50-year-old agreement with the IAEA has effectively gagged the WHO from telling the truth about the health risks of radiation http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/may/28/who-nuclear-power-chernobyl
WHO agreement with IAEA http://www.llrc.org/health/subtopic/iaeawhoagreement.htm
Conflict of interest between IAEA and WHO http://www10.antenna.nl/wise/index.html?http://www10.antenna.nl/wise/521/5111.html
WHO and why they should not be in bed with the IAEA http://www.nuclearfreeplanet.org/blogs/who-and-why-they-should-not-be-in-bed-with-the-iaea.html