Society • 29 August, 2019

The ceremony of awarding the Nazarbayev prize for a nuclear-free world started in the capital

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The ceremony of awarding the Nazarbayev prize for a world without nuclear weapons and global security began in Nursultan. 

The event is attended by the First President of Kazakhstan - Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev and President of Kazakhstan Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev.

The prize is awarded to political and public leaders for their contribution to strengthening global security and the nuclear nonproliferation regime. It is awarded every two years on August 29, International day against nuclear tests and the day of closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.

This year marks 30 years since the creation of the international anti-nuclear movement "Nevada-Semey" and 10 years since the adoption of the UN resolution declaring August 29 International day against nuclear tests.

The ceremony is attended by laureates and their representatives, members of the award Committee, Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Commission for the comprehensive nuclear-test-ban Treaty Organization, representatives of the IAEA, heads of diplomatic missions in Kazakhstan, members of the Senate and Majilis, well-known public figures.

 

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