Many countries observe The International Day against Nuclear Tests every year on August 29. The day was founded on December 2, 2009, at the 64th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The resolution is for increasing awareness about the effects of nuclear weapon test explosions or for achieving the goal of a nuclear-weapon-free world. In the early day, the Nuclear Test fell human life into great risk and danger.
International Day Against Nuclear Tests 2022 theme
The definite purpose and the theme of Anti Nuclear Day are to increase awareness about the “worst effects of the nuclear weapons test explosions or any other nuclear explosions and the need for their cessation to achieve the goal of a nuclear-weapon-free world”.
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History of International Day Against Nuclear Tests
The United Nations General Assembly on December 2, 2009, at the 64th session, make a resolution to end nuclear tests. They made this resolution to prevent destructive, toxic, and harmful effects on the lives and health of people. Another purpose is to make an end of any nuclear tests. It will help to achieve the goal of a nuclear-weapon-free world.
It starts with the Republic of Kazakhstan, selecting August 29 as the date of the observance to align with the shutdown of the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test site on the same date in 1991.
The first observance of the International Day Against Nuclear Tests was in 2010. Every year, massive efforts go into arranging activities across the world; including, competitions, lectures publications, media broadcasts, conferences, symposia, and more.
International Day Against Nuclear Tests Observance
Increasing Public Awareness
All men know the fatality of a Nuclear Bomb attack but many of them do not know or are not serious about the danger of Nuclear Testing. So we should spread public awareness to raise the voice of people against it.
On this day many local organizations arrange to campaign to bring about policy changes at a large-scale level.
Arrange a seminar
To observe many government or non-government organizations arrange numerous seminars, conferences, and dialogues every year on this day. You can participate there to enrich your knowledge and grow your consciousness.
5 FACTS ABOUT NUCLEAR WEAPONS
The Chernobyl Incident
The Chernobyl disaster was a nuclear accident that occurred on Saturday 26 April 1986, at the No. 4 reactor in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, near the city of Pripyat in the north of the Ukrainian SSR in the Soviet Union.
The Destructive Power of the Nuclear Weapon
The amount of energy released by fission bombs can range from the equivalent of just under a ton to upwards of 500,000 tons (500 kilotons) of TNT (4.2 to 2.1×106 GJ). All fission reactions generate fission products, the remains of the split atomic nuclei.
Japan has had three nuclear power plant accidents since 1999.
Rethinking nuclear energy
After the nuclear disaster in Japan in 2011, many countries are heading towards alternate sources of energy, with Germany planning to close all its reactors by the year 2022.
Importance of International Day Against Nuclear Tests
Raising a strong voice against any testing of a Nuclear Bomb is very important. In this sense observing the day is very essential for public awareness.
It highlights the risks of Nuclear testings
Throughout history, nuclear testing has been exposing communities to nuclear radiation and radioactivity, the results of which have been disastrous.
Moving towards better sustainable energy
Nuclear energy isn’t limited to bombs. Nuclear power plants are a source of energy in some countries around the world. We should use this energy only to develop not to destroy.
For a Better Tomorrow
A world without nuclear power is utopian. There needs a better dialogue between countries to stop the misuse of nuclear power.
International Day Against Nuclear Tests Quotes
- The most ideal approach to take care of any issue is to evacuate its motivation. Gather the motivation to boycott nuclear weapons.
- We won’t rashly or pointlessly chance the expenses of worldwide atomic war where even the products of triumph would be fiery debris in our mouth. Let’s stand against nuclear tests.
- Nuclear bomb the innovation to end all creations needs attention from the world.
- “Earth is the playground of our children and their children. We cannot allow it to be the playground of the nuclear arms of the evil forces.”― Amit Ray,
As nuclear weapons are a threat to humanity we should ban them forever. The simple reality is that the international community could never hope to deal with the impact of nuclear weapons use. All countries should step up their efforts to save the planet from nuclear disasters.