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Moment of silence to mark August 29 – day against nuclear tests

World Anti Nuclear DayASTANA – It has become a custom that The ATOM Project calls for an international moment of silence on the Aug. 29 United Nations (UN) International Day against Nuclear Tests in memory of all victims of nuclear weapons testing.

“We are calling for people around the world to observe 11:05 a.m. their local time as a moment of silence,” said The ATOM Project Honorary Ambassador Karipbek Kuyukov.“That time was chosen because the clock hands show a V, which stands for victory. This moment is meant to signify a victory of common sense over fear and a victory for global efforts towards a nuclear-weapons-free world.”

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A Nuclear-Weapon-Free World Our Common Good: Legislators and religious leaders join forces for nuclear abolition

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‘Religious leaders, mayors and parliamentarians share the common good of a nuclear-weapon-free world’ announced leaders of Religions for Peace, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (PNND) and Mayors for Peace at a meeting in Hiroshima on August 6, 2015

The leaders released a Joint Statement commemorating the 70th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the establishment of the United Nations.

The joint statement is being circulated globally for endorsement by other religious leaders and legislators. It will be presented to the United Nations on September 26, the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, in order to support UN initiatives and processes for complete nuclear disarmament.

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Strategies for banning nuclear weapons

Sixty years ago this month, renowned intellectuals Albert Einstein and Bertrand Russell issued their famous manifesto in London calling for the complete abolition of nuclear weapons. “We appeal as human beings to human beings: remember your humanity, and forget the rest,” they wrote. Read more »