initiative to establish an International Day of Action against nuclear testing came from the government of Kazakhstan - the country in which the years of the Cold War produced more than 450 nuclear explosions and tests of the hydrogen bomb.In just 14 years (1949 to 1963) the total power of the tested near Semipalatinsk nuclear warheads exceeded 2,500 times the power of the Hiroshima atomic bomb.
Left beyond the clouds from the nuclear test site ground and air explosions initiated radiation contamination eastern Kazakhstan.
still near Semipalatinsk very high mortality rate, life expectancy is only 40-50 years, a large percentage of cancer and there are various diseases in child
ren.One million three hundred thousand people officially recognized as victims of nuclear tests at the Semipalatinsk test site.
establishment of the International Day against Nuclear Tests is designed to draw people's attention to the disastrous consequences that accompany any nuclear weapons tests, and talk about the need for their complete cessation.
The message of the United Nations on the occasion of the first International Day of Action against nuclear explosions in 2010, noted that after the introduction of Kazakhstan's ban on radioactive tests, Semipalatinsk has become a shining symbol of the possible existence of a world without nuclear weapons.
In 2012, decided to August 29 in Astana, the International Conference on the theme "From nuclear test ban to a world free of nuclear weapons."It expressed a desire to attend the delegation of 80 foreign countries.
This conference is part of a program for the implementation of the Declaration of a nuclear-free world.The event is timed to the International Day against Nuclear Tests measure.It holds an international association of parliamentarians over 80 countries are in favor of non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, and government agencies of Kazakhstan, "Nazarbayev center".
conference program is very intense.In addition to addressing the issue of nuclear terrorism and the need to apply the most severe sanctions against these aggressors, development problems of peaceful nuclear energy and global security of humanity, planned a trip of participants to the territory of the Semipalatinsk test site, which for more than twenty years since the closure has become a center of new technologies.
also planned conference participants adopted an appeal to support the initiatives of Nursultan Nazarbayev, related to disarmament and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.
There is every reason to believe that this international forum will be a great event and will help to consolidate the efforts of the international community in creating a nuclear-free future.