Tag: Nuclear Weapons

International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons | 26 September 2021

www.un.org   International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons 26 September Sculpture depicting St. George slaying the dragon. The dragon is created from fragments of Soviet SS-20 and United States Pershing nuclear missiles.  PHOTO:UN Photo/Milton Grant Achieving global nuclear disarmament is one of the oldest goals of the United Nations. It was the subject… Continue Reading International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons | 26 September 2021

75th Anniversary of the First Nuclear Explosion_16th July 2020

  Japanese Bishops’ Peace Message 75 Years After the War by OSJ 07/03/2020 Seventy-five years have passed since the Battle of Okinawa, the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the end of the Second World War, and the founding of the United Nations. Reflecting on these events, the Catholic Bishops Conference of Japan note that the… Continue Reading 75th Anniversary of the First Nuclear Explosion_16th July 2020

Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare, 29 April | United Nations

  On the 29th April 1997 the United Nations Chemical Weapons Convention entered into force, with the object to “exclude completely the possibility of the use of chemical weapons” (Preamble). The 29th April is now observed by the United Nations every year as a Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare.   In… Continue Reading Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare, 29 April | United Nations

International Day Against Nuclear Tests, 29 August | United Nations

  August 29th is the International Day Against Nuclear Tests, as designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 2009.   According to the United Nations, over 2000 nuclear tests have occurred throughout the world since 1945 (when the first was conducted), with little regard for the effect such testing has on human life or on the environment.… Continue Reading International Day Against Nuclear Tests, 29 August | United Nations

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