UN General Assembly’s Committee backs N.Nazarbayev’s initiative on International Day for World Free of Nuclear Weapons


Aigul Tulekbayeva

The UN General Assembly’s Committee has supported Nursultan Nazarbayev’s initiative on announcement August 29 the International Day for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons.

As is known the Semipalatinsk test site has been closed this day.

As Y.Ashikbayev informed, this Committee is engaged in the issues of disarmament and security, and it approved Kazakhstan’s resolution “International Day for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons” on October 31, 2009.

The co-authors of the resolution are Armenia, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Guyana, Gambia, the Dominican Republic, Qatar, Kenya, Comoros, Congo, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Nepal, Niger, Papua New Guinea, El Salvador, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Philippines, Chile, Jamaica and Japan.

“in the course of discussions the delegations noted that holding corresponding activities at the International Day for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons will increase attention of the world public and will accelerate the process of coming into force the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), which is one of the most important instruments in nuclear weapons non-proliferation”, Y.Ashikbayev said.