International Conference:
Building a nuclear-weapon-free world

28 – 29 August 2016 | Astana, Kazakhstan

International conference of parliamentarians, mayors, religious leaders, government representatives and disarmament experts held in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the closing the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.

Sunday 28 August

Astana city tours

19.00 – 20.30
Welcome reception

Monday 29 August

10:00 – 19:30
International Conference:
Building a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World

Tuesday 30 August

9:00 – 12:30
PNND Meeting

Wednesday 31 August

7:00 – 21:00
Trip to Semipalatinsk

Remember Semipalatinsk

From the conference blog

Jayantha Dhanapala: Profile of a successful Diplomat

by Fiachra Ó Raghallaigh. Jayantha Dhanapala, a keynote speaker at the international conference Building a Nuclear Weapon Free World, is one of the most successful diplomats in the nuclear disarmament field. Fiachra O Raghallaigh, Researcher for the World Future...

Resolving the nuclear dilemma: the role of third party leadership

Over the past few years, tensions between nuclear-armed blocs have re-surfaced, increasing the risk of a nuclear assault by accident or miscalculation, and hindering the prospects for multi-lateral nuclear disarmament. These include the conflicts between Russia and...