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International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapon on 26 September

 

 

International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapon observed on 26 September: Details, Aim, Significance, History

International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons is observed on 26th September every year around the world. The day main goal is to see the world without nuclear weapon.

International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons aims to create public awareness of nuclear disarmament matters, educate people on the potential threat by nuclear weapons and the need for their total elimination.

In 2013, United Nations General Assembly declared 26 September as International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.

International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons has been observed every year since 2014.

On International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, the Member States of the United Nations, non-governmental organizations, academicians, politicians, mass media and individuals are gathered to create awareness on this dangerous issue.

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Nuclear weapons are explosive devices with a destructive power that comes from nuclear energy being released. More than half the world's population live in countries that have nuclear weapons or are members of nuclear alliances. There are at least 17,000 nuclear weapons in the world today.

One single nuclear device can destroy a whole city and eliminate the natural environment and lives of future generations. They have already destroyed entire cities, like Hiroshima in Japan, where at least 150,000 people were killed or wounded after the city was bombed during World War II.


 

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