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International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

September 26, 2018

UN Sculpture depicting St. George slaying the dragon. The dragon is created from fragments of Soviet SS-20 and United States Pershing nuclear missiles. UN Photo/Milton Grant


September 26 is United Nations International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons (Nuclear Abolition Day).

The day occurs on the anniversary of the 1983 incident in which a nuclear war was almost initiated by accident (See The Man who Saved the World). The day also occurs when world leaders (Presidents, Prime Ministers and Foreign Ministers…) are in New York for the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). And it is just prior to the deliberations of the UN Disarmament and International Security Committee (First Committee) which occur at the UN thorughout October 2018.

Nuclear Abolition Day Actions

For other action ideas on Nuclear Abolition Day please see September 26: International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons and Take Action on September 26.

Nuclear Abolition Day Events

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Czech Republic

Prague. September 26. Special screening on the movie The Man Who Saved the World. For details contact PNND Prague office.

New Zealand

Auckland, Sep 26. NZ Peace@Pitt Film Premiere. 6pm. 78 Pitt Street. Contact The Peace Foundation.

United States

New York, September 23. 1:15pm. A Permanent End to the Threat Posed by Nuclear Arms: the United Nations Secretary General’s Agenda for Disarmament. Discussion with Chris King, UN Office of Disarmament Affairs. Reidy Hall, All Souls Unitarian Church, 1157 Lexington Ave at 80th St. Contact Guy Quinlan, Nuclear Disarmament Task Force.

New York. September 26. United Nations High Level Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament. UN General Assembly, New York. 10am – 6pm. The High-Level Meeting is a forum for governments to make statements. Unlike the planned High-Level Conference (Summit), the High-Level Meeting will not aim for any outcome statement, declaration or agreements. However, it can be used to promote key initiatives. Click here if you would like to attend the High-Level Meeting as an observer (space is limited).

New York. September 26. Inter faith prayer service NY. 12:45pm. The Gazebo at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 47th Street & Second Avenu. Contact Pax Christi Metro New York, ph 212-420-0250.


September 26, 2018


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