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August 29: International Day Against Nuclear Tests

Sign the petition. Observe a minute of silence


August 29 is the International Day Against Nuclear Tests. It was established by the United Nations to mark the anniversary of the day in 1991 that Kazakhstan closed down the Soviet nuclear test site on their territory.

The ATOM Project is calling for an international moment of silence on the day in memory of all victims of nuclear weapons testing. The project was launched by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev at an international parliamentary conference in Astana organised by Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament on August 29, 2012. It aims to build global popular support for a permanent end to nuclear weapons testing and for the abolition of nuclear weapons, including through a global petition.

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People’s Climate March – Don’t nuke the Climate!

In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for the UN General Assembly and a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary­ General Ban Ki-­moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution.

On September 21, people will take to the streets in New York (and around the world) in the Peoples Climate March to demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities. Read more »

Red Cross and Red Crescent societies mark Hiroshima Day

red cross and red crescentAugust 6, 2014

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today commemorated the 69th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, with a joint statement calling on the ‘International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and indeed the entire world, to reflect on the dangers of these weapons and remind ourselves of the need to prohibit and eliminate them once and for all time.’ Read more »