"As we mark the first International Day against Nuclear Tests, I look forward to working with all partners in a growing global movement to rid the world of the nuclear threat, rein in rising spending on nuclear weapons and bring the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty into force. We must stop passing this problem to succeeding generations; we must each do our part to build a safer, more secure world today."
- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Message for International Day
against Nuclear Tests, 2010
On 2 December 2009, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted resolution 64/35 declaring 29 August as the International Day against Nuclear Tests. Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (PNND) joins the UN Secretary-General, UN Member States and civil society in encouraging the full ratification and entry-into-force of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) and the achievement of a secure nuclear-weapons-free world.
Parliamentarians have a key role to play in ending nuclear testing and advancing the global abolition of nuclear weapons. As such, in April 2009 the Inter-Parliamentary Union – comprising 155 parliaments – unanimously adopted a resolution proposed by PNND members calling on parliamentarians and parliaments to take action to support the CTBT and the UN Secretary-General’s Five Point Plan for Nuclear Disarmament.
Events for the International Day against Nuclear Tests will take place at the United Nations, in parliaments and other locations around the world between 29 August and 11 September. Please let us know about any actions/events in your parliament or others planned in your country. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information see the International Day Against Nuclear Tests website.
PNND Global Coordinator