A Tapestry About Chernobyl Reminds the UN of Its Flawed Response to the Nuclear Disaster

By Stephanie Fillion. This article originally appeared on PassBlue.

The third floor of the United Nations headquarters in New York is coveted real estate for member states that have donated art to the organization.

The “Chernobyl” tapestry by a Belarusian artist was gifted in 1991 to the United Nations in New York, five years after the cataclysmic nuclear explosion in Ukraine, which also affected Belarus and Russia. Decades later, the world is still unable to fully turn its back on nuclear power in all its forms.