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International Day against Nuclear Tests (29 August)
Embrace a world free of nuclear weapons

Events 2011

The United Nations General Assembly, in its resolution 64/35 establishing the International Day against Nuclear Tests, has invited Member States, the United Nations system, civil society, academia, the mass media and individuals to commemorate the Day through all means of educational and public awareness-raising activities.

Plans are under way to observe the Day by various activities, such as symposia, conferences, exhibits, competitions, publications, instruction in academic institutions, media broadcasts and other activities.

The United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, and its Regional Centres, together with the United Nations Department of Public Information, will serve as the focal points within the UN system to commemorate the Day, in close collaboration with the Preparatory Commission of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO). The United Nations Information Centres and Services will also be involved in supporting observance-related activities and relaying messages in the countries and regions they serve.


High Level Workshop

From here to 2015: Meeting the targets of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Action Plan

Date: Thursday, 1 September 2011
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Venue: Conference Room C , North Lawn Building, UN HQ
Co-hosts: Mission of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the EastWest Institute


Welcome: Mr. Francis Finlay, Board Co-Chair EastWest Institute
Opening Remarks: H.E. Byrganym Aitimova, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Chair: Mr. Greg Austin, Vice President, EastWest Institute


Open Discussion

Moderator: Mr. Greg Austin

Entry: Delegates, NGOs and members of the media are welcome to attend. Those without a UN Ground pass may contact: itilegen@yahoo.com

Informal Meeting of the General Assembly to mark the Observance of the Second International Day against Nuclear Tests and the Twentieth Anniversary of the Closure of the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Weapon Test Site

Date: Friday, 2 September 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Venue: Conference Room 2, North Lawn Building, UN HQ

Opening Remarks : H.E. Joseph Deiss, President of the 65th session of the General Assembly

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Download Programme for 2011 PDF document

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