August 29 to become International Day for World Free of Nuclear Weapons

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NEW-YORK. October 31. KAZINFORM /Aliya Altyngazina/ The First Committee of the UN General Assembly approved the resolution proposed by Kazakhstan on announcing August 29 as the International Day for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons.

As is known President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed the Decree on closure of the Semipalatinsk test site in August 1991. This step was the beginning of the process of refuse of one of the largest nuclear arsenal in the world.

According to the approved resolution the UN General Assembly calls all member-states, the UN system, civil society, scientific circles and mass media to mark this day in a proper manner. The document maintains the necessity of more active enlightenment and awareness of people on aftermaths of nuclear blasts.

26 states as Armenia, Belarus, Brazil, Qatar, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Japan became the co-authors of the resolution.

Approval of the resolution based on consensus is the testimony for the international recognition of the Kazakhstan's significant contribution to strengthening of the international security system and nonproliferation of weapon of mass destruction. The resolutions of the UN General Assembly Chief Committees are subjected to approval at the plenary session till the end of the principal part of current session.  

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