International Day against Nuclear Tests marked in Almaty

A round table dedicated to the International Day against Nuclear Tests was held in Almaty on 28 August 2019. The event was organized in cooperation with the Representative Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Almaty, the UN Information Bureau in Kazakhstan and the al-Farabi Kazakh National University.

During the round table, the sides discussed the possibilities of developing a dialogue on international security issues by actively involving the young generation of the country. A world free of nuclear threats is a reliable path to sustainable development, global security and stability on earth. The event was attended by representatives of diplomatic missions and international organizations accredited in Almaty, the scientific and academic community, youth organizations and civil society.

It is known, on 29 August 1991, by the Decree of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation Nursultan Nazarbayev, one of the largest Semipalatinsk nuclear testing ground in the world was closed. This date, by the initiative of Kazakhstan, was approved as International Day against Nuclear Tests at the 64th session of the UN General Assembly. The UN General Assembly called for increased efforts by the UN, world states, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations in ending nuclear tests on the planet.

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