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World Day For The Total Elimination Of Nuclear Weapons: 26th eptember

event created by the united nations for nuclear disarmament

atomic radiation warning sign

nuclear danger

Chernobyl, Ukraine atomic warning signal under the Duga, an over-the-horizon radar
International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons is an international event celebrated annually on September 26. Inaugurated in October 2014 with United Nations General Assembly Resolution 68/32, this is a day of events that are organized with the support of a variety of individuals and groups in Australia, Japan, the Caribbean, North America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and the UN (United Nations Organization).
During the first day, an instructive and explanatory video was distributed by Unfold Zero, the United Nations platform, asking the global population two questions:
a) How many nuclear weapons do you think there are in the world ?;
b) How many instead should there be?
The United Nations General Assembly declared International Day in December 2013, in Resolution A / RES / 68/32, following the General Assembly's high-level meeting on nuclear disarmament, held on 26 September 2013.

NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 26 - This year United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres wanted to launch a message on the occasion of the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, at a time when the atomic threat seems to return to agitate the political scene international background to the war in Ukraine. "We reject the statement that defines nuclear disarmament as an impossible utopian dream - said Guterres forcefully - The elimination of these instruments of death is not only possible, but also absolutely necessary. In the current context, characterized by growing geopolitical division, mistrust and outright aggression, we risk forgetting the terrible lessons of Hiroshima, Nagasaki, the Cold War, and provoking a humanitarian Armageddon ".
Last month, Guterres added - at the tenth Review Conference, the parts of the Nuclear Weapons Non-Proliferation Treaty came very close to defining a concrete result. Although this particular moment has not led to the result we so desperately need, we urge all States to use every avenue of dialogue, diplomacy and negotiation to mitigate tensions and minimize risks .... More generally, a new perspective functional to nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. My New Agenda for Peace provides for significant disarmament and the development of mutual knowledge about the multiple threats we are facing, so that the nuclear threat can be definitively ended ”.
"The greatest gift we could make to the next generations would be to eliminate nuclear weapons, concluded the UN Secretary General - On this significant day, let us commit ourselves to create a new mutual agreement in order to definitively defuse the nuclear threat and achieve our goal common of peace ".

Even the Pope reiterated in a tweet that "today more than ever" the use "for war purposes" of this type of resource goes "not only against man and his dignity, but against any possibility of a future in our common home ". It is clear in condemning the use of nuclear energy for non-peaceful purposes. From his @Pontifex account, a tweet summarized his thought: "I would like to reiterate that the use of atomic energy for war purposes is, today more than ever, a crime".