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International Day against Nuclear Tests and role of youth

By Marzhan Nurzhan, Abolition 2000 Youth Network Convener, Outreach/Education Coordinator of the CTBTO Youth Group, 2019 UNODA-OSCE Scholar for Peace and Security 29 August is a symbolic day which marks simultaneously the first Soviet nuclear test in the Semipalatinsk (Semey) test site, which is located in Kazakhstan, in 1949 and

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UN publishes a paper on Rethinking Unconstrained Military Spending

In April 2020, the United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs released a publication Rethinking Unconstrained Military Spending which critiques the massive and growing global military budget (now at $1.9 trillion per year), examines the negative impact of such high militarization on security, explores opportunity benefits of reduced military budgets including

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Latest developments on the UN Secretary-General’s Disarmament Agenda

On 24 May 2018 (International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament), United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres launched Securing Our Common Future: A Disarmament Agenda, which outlines a set of practical measures across the entire range of disarmament issues, including weapons of mass destruction, conventional arms and future weapon technologies. In

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