International Day against Nuclear Tests

A world free
nuclear weapons ,
is the highest human good.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon



International Day against Nuclear Tests (International Day Against Nuclear Tests) approved at the 64th session of the UN General Assembly, which took place on December 2 in 2009. The new date, 29 August, designed to enhance the efforts of UN, states, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations in the cessation of nuclear testing. This is a necessary condition for creating a safe world.

The preamble to the relevant resolutions of the General Assembly of the highlights: you have to "put an end to nuclear testing in order to prevent the devastating and detrimental to the life and health of the peopleĀ».

In May 2010, all States Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons pledged to cooperate in order to seek security in a world free of nuclear weapons, and characterized a ban on nuclear testing as "a vital taskĀ».

Treaty was opened for signature and ratification in 1996. Now, according to the UN, it is time for countries that have not signed and ratified it to do so as soon as possible.

Currently, the entire southern hemisphere of the planet has almost become a zone free of nuclear weapons by regional treaties: The Treaty of Rarotonga, covering the southern part of the Pacific, the Pelindaba Treaty, covering Africa, the Treaty of Bangkok, covering South Asia, and the Tlatelolco Treaty, covering Latin America and the Caribbean.

April 1 in 2009 the world welcomed the statement by the Presidents of the Russian Federation and the United States of America's commitment to create a world free of nuclear weapons, and the fulfillment of obligations under article VI of the NPT in order to further reduce and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms.