Conference on Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization was held in Astana

Astana hosted an international conference on the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) titled ‘Remembering the Past, Looking forward to the Future’. The event is dedicated to the International Day against Nuclear Tests established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2009 by the initiative of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev. The conference gathered a group of eminent persons and the CTBTO youth group to discuss the role of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation in the establishment of the global world, as well as the enhancement of the Treaty’s status. A joint declaration was adopted as a result of the forum, which outlines the participants’ call for the countries to sign and ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.

ARTYOM BOTOV, STAFF, RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS:

- When it comes to the ATOM Project, I believe that this is one of the most important initiatives of Kazakhstan, which promotes the peaceful and disarmament policy, and sticks to the policy that was set by the President after the closure of the test site. This project is meaningful since every person can contribute by expressing his or her opinion about dangers of atomic testing and the use of nuclear weapons. The remarkable part is that the project extends not only to Kazakhstan, but also to the entire world.