International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons is observed to reaffirm world community its commitment to global nuclear disarmament as well as to educate the public about the threat posed to humanity by nuclear weapons and the necessity for their total elimination.
Observed on: 26 September
Organized by: UN
Introduced in: 2013 (UN Resolution)
About International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
Global nuclear disarmament is one of the main objectives of United Nations. It was the subject of the General Assembly’s first resolution in 1946. UN undertook many programs to achieve this goal. Even with continuous efforts, the disarmament of nuclear weapons is not progressing. There were more than 14500 nuclear weapons remain now. There should be an effort to seek for a more peaceful international society by elimination of nuclear weapons.
By considering the importance of disarmament of nuclear weapon, UN general assembly designated 26 September as International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. Aim of the day is to reaffirm the commitment of world community to global nuclear disarmament as a high priority. This observation is also aim to educate leaders and public about the real benefits of eliminating nuclear weapons, and the social and economic costs of perpetuating them.
The day was established in 2013 through the adoption of a resolution by UN General Assembly.
Activities and Programs on Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
Many bilateral or multilateral discussions are conducting to eliminate nuclear weapon. Global campaigns are conducting with a focus on the unacceptability of the use of nuclear weapons under any circumstances. One result of this campaign is the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, adopted on 7 July 2017. UN is organizing many programs with regards to the aim of disarmament of nuclear weapon.