International Day Against Nuclear Tests is quite a serious day. Its mission is to raise people’s awareness of nuclear disasters. As many people as possible should learn that nuclear testing is not what modern civilized states need for happiness and prosperity. The consequences of these tests are detrimental to the environment, humanity and our entire planet. Indifferent to nuclear testing, we agree with the destroyers of our common home.
International Day Against Nuclear Tests, with a date set for August 29, established the UN. It happened on December 2, 2009, with the help of a unanimously adopted resolution.
For half a century (1945-1996), a huge number of nuclear weapons tests were carried out all over the world. There were more than 2000 of them, and more than half of them were held by the United States. In second place – the USSR, in the third – Great Britain. The true horror inspires the fact that initially scientists practically did not represent the disastrous consequences of these tests.
In 1951-1973, these consequences killed more than a million people. Radiation exposure had an extremely negative impact on the health of the population living in the vicinity of the test sites. People died from radiation sickness, gave birth to disfigured and unviable children. Both animals and plants near the landfills suffered, and they also contributed to the spread of radioactive contamination. People drank the milk of infected cows, ate contaminated fruits of agriculture, which led to new diseases and deaths.
How to celebrate
Use the International Day Against Nuclear Tests as a chance to express your own views on the issue of nuclear weapons testing.:
- Participate in events held on this international day by public organizations.
- Organize educational and social events on your own, write about the problem in social networks.
- Help other people (including schoolchildren and students) to raise awareness of the dangers of using nuclear weapons. Every vote against this deadly weapon counts!
When is International Day Against Nuclear Tests celebrated in 2022?
International Day Against Nuclear Tests is observed on August 29 each year.