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UN to hold High Level Conference on nuclear disarmament

On December 3, 2016, the UN General Assembly adopted ground-breaking Resolution 71/71, supported by over 140 countries, calling for the start of negotiations on an international treaty to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons, and affirming its decision to hold a High Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament no later than 2018

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Chain Reaction 2016: Students take action throughout Kazakhstan

On August 29, 1949 the Soviet Union detonated its first nuclear weapons test, code-named First Lightning in the eastern region of Kazakhstan. The nuclear chain reaction deposited radioactive fallout throughout the region. Over the next 40 years, the Soviet Union detonated another 455 nuclear weapons in Kazakhstan – causing horrific

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UN agrees to nuclear prohibition negotiations

On October 27, the Disarmament and International Security Committee of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted a ground-breaking resolution Taking forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations. The resolution establishes a UN conference in 2017 ‘to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination.’ This

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Chain Reaction stops nuclear missile launch in Berlin!

Chain Reaction activists in Berlin today ‘locked up’ a nuclear missile about to be fired in the Platz der Republik, Berlin front of the German Parliament. The 3DnukeBerlin street art emulated an actual nuclear missile in a missile silo. Peace campaigners from around the world today and members of the

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Astana Declaration – From a Radioactive Haze to a Nuclear-Weapon Free World

[Photo: Astana Conference Building a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World at which the Astana Vision Declaration was adopted]. On 29 August 2016, political and military leaders, legislators, religious leaders, representatives of international organisations, academics, scientists, medical professionals, lawyers, youth, and other representatives of civil society from around the world met in Astana, the

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UN Secretary-General’s message for September 26, 2016

UN Secretary-General’s message for the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, September 26, 2016 Nuclear disarmament is one of the founding principles of the United Nations. It was the objective of the first General Assembly resolution. Disarmament is in our DNA. I have been proud to advance

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UN High Rep connects peace day and SDGs with nuclear abolition

Peace and sustainable development require action on disarmament – especially nuclear disarmament – remarked Mr. Kim Won-soo, UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, at a special UN event yesterday commemorating the International Day for Peace. The event, which was organised by the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates and the

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What are you doing for September 26?

September 26 is the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. The day provides an opportunity to educate the public, and national leaders, about the benefits of eliminating such weapons, and the social and economic costs of perpetuating them. Please inform us of your action or event. We

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