International Day of Action


International Day of Action against Nuclear Tests

August 29, 2021 marks exactly 30 years since the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site-an event that played an important role in the history of the development of the entire world community and the global anti-nuclear movement.

At least 456 nuclear tests were carried out at the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site, which affected more than one and a half million people. On August 29, 1991, the President of the Kazakh SSR N. A. Nazarbayev signed a decree "On the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site".

Kazakhstan has earned recognition in the world for an unprecedented act of closing a nuclear test site. The peacemaking example of Kazakhstan inspired the UN General Assembly on December 2, 2009 to proclaim August 29 as the International Day of Action against Nuclear Tests.

For the memorable date, the Library of the Elbasy has prepared a video dedicated to the humanistic mission of Kazakhstan –the liberation of the planet from weapons of mass destruction and the construction of a world free of nuclear weapons.


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