International Day Against Nuclear Tests

General Assembly President calls for halt to nuclear tests

The President of the UN General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir, on Wednesday called for an end to nuclear tests, as ambassadors gathered to commemorate the International Day against Nuclear Tests, observed annually on 29 August.


Reaffirm commitment to ban nuclear tests, UN chief says in message for International Day

Countries which have not yet ratified the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) are urged by UN Secretary-General António Guterres to do so without delay.

News in Brief 29 August 2019

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‘Legally binding’ nuclear-test ban essential to prevent ‘catastrophic impact’ says UN chief

On the annual observance of the International Day Against Nuclear Tests, Secretary-General António Guterres has highlighted the “inextricable connection” between testing and eliminating nuclear weapons across the world.

Consequences of nuclear testing are devastating and long-lasting: Kazakh Ambassador

For the  International Day Against Nuclear Tests UN News’s Elena Vapnitchnaia spoke to Ambassador Kairat Umarov, Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the UN, on the impact of over 450 nuclear tests conducted in his country and Kazakhstan’s efforts to work with the wider international community on enhancing public awareness and education about the effects of nuclear weapon test explosions. 

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