At the suggestion of Kazakhstan, the UN General Assembly decided on December 2, 2009 to declare August 29th as World Day of Abolition of Nuclear Weapons. August 29 was declared World Day to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Together with Kazakhstan, 26 countries supported the resolution, including Turkmenistan, Belarus, Armenia, and Tajikistan.
The closure of the Semipalatinsk test site, which had the world's fourth largest nuclear potential, by decree of Nursultan Nazarbayev on August 29, 1991, was a momentous event for the entire world. Since 2010, Kazakhstan and other countries have hosted various events dedicated to the prospects of peaceful development of the international community.
This year, Nazarbayev was awarded the status of "Champion for a Nuclear-Test-Free World" by the UNGA, allowing him to carry out outreach in this area.
Webinars on nuclear disarmament are also scheduled in the U.S. and U.K. on September 2 in Washington and September 8 in London.