International Day Against Nuclear Tests - 2021
The International Day Against Nuclear Tests is marked annually on 29 August to remember the devastating consequences of nuclear tests and express support for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) as a key pillar of the international non-proliferation and disarmament framework.
Established in 2009 by the General Assembly, through a resolution initiated by Kazakhstan, it commemorates both the anniversary of Kazakhstan’s closure of the former Soviet Semipalatinsk nuclear test site in 1991, and the date the first Soviet nuclear test was conducted there in 1949.
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#CTBTO head @_RobFloyd tells #UNGA that the #CTBT is a non-proliferation & disarmament objective decades in the making whose aim is to pull the 🌏 back from the nuclear precipice & help eliminate the most destructive force conjured by humankind. It's time it entered into force. pic.twitter.com/OeSAefI9Oq— CTBTO (@ctbto_alerts) September 8, 2021
Honoured to be warmly welcomed by 🇰🇿 President @TokayevKZ and assured of #Kazakhstan’s strong, vocal and continuous support to the #CTBT & broader #nuclear disarmament agenda. pic.twitter.com/E6oooXdWp5— Robert Floyd (@_RobFloyd) August 27, 2021
29 Aug is the Intl Day Against Nuclear Tests #IDANT. It's a reminder of the devastation these tests cause, and a call to action to end them once and for all. It's time for the #CTBT to enter into force to rid the🌍of #nucleartesting. #FinishWhatWeStarted pic.twitter.com/qJ0Y9UsyXz— CTBTO (@ctbto_alerts) August 28, 2021