International round table was held dedicated to the International Day against Nuclear Tests

International round table was held dedicated to the International Day against Nuclear Tests

On August 28, 2019, an International round table was held dedicated to the International Day against Nuclear Tests. The round table was organized in cooperation with the Representative Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Almaty, the UN Information Bureau in Kazakhstan and the Kazakh National University named after Al-Farabi.

As you know, on August 29, 1989, by decree of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N. Nazarbayev, the world’s largest Semipalatinsk nuclear test site was closed. This date, at the initiative of Kazakhstan, was approved by the 64th session of the UN General Assembly as International Day against Nuclear Tests. The UN General Assembly called for increased efforts by the UN, world states, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations in ending nuclear tests on the planet.

The aim of the round table is to develop dialogue on international security issues through the active involvement of the young generation of the country. A nuclear-free world is a reliable path to sustainable peace, universal security and stability on earth.

The round table was attended by representatives of diplomatic missions and international organizations accredited in Almaty, the scientific and academic community, youth organizations, civil society and the media.

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