Kazakh capital to host Nuclear Disarmament Conference in late August

On the International Day against Nuclear Tests, Astana will host a major international conference headed Building a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World
Kazakh capital to host Nuclear Disarmament Conference in late August
24 August 11:30 2016 Print This Article

Astana will host the international conference Building a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site and commemorating UN International Day against Nuclear Tests at the Palace of Independence on August 29, reports the Senate of the Parliament.

The event will bring together parliamentarians, representatives of international organizations, civil activists, scholars, mayors and media from all around the world. Main topics of the plenary sessions are headed as ‘Security without nuclear weapons or war: Manifesto “The World. The 21st Century”’; ‘A nuclear test ban and the role of the UN in achieving nuclear disarmament’; ‘National prohibition and nuclear-weapons-free zones. Geography of a sustainable world’; and ‘Initiatives and campaigns – legislators, religious leaders and civil society’.

The Conference was co-organized by the Kazakh Senate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (PNND). According to the President Nazarbayev, the main idea of the manifesto ‘The World. The 21st Century’ is to prevent war by using common security and international law approaches such as diplomacy, negotiation, mediation, arbitration and adjudication.

On Deccember 2, 2009, at Kazakhstan’s initiative, the UN unanimously declared August 29 the International Day against Nuclear Tests.

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