Oslo Exhibit English Press Release

February 25, 2013

On March 4-5, a delegation from Kazakhstan led by the Chairman of the Commission on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction under the President of Kazakhstan, Director of the Nazarbayev Center Kanat Saudabayev will take part in the International Conference “Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons” organized by the Government of Norway. More than 100 representatives of the governments of the world and international organizations, research associates and experts in the field of disarmament, non-proliferation and rendering humanitarian assistance to victims of the use of nuclear weapon will take part in the conference which will take place in Oslo.

Earlier, on March 2-3, a Kazakhstan delegation, including Honorary Ambassador of the ATOM Project Karipbek Kuyukov, will participate in the International Civil Society Forum in Oslo, organized by the non-governmental organization ICAN (International Campaign for the abolition of nuclear weapons). This event will bring together more than 700 different international NGOs.

As part of both events, Kazakhstan’s partners will be informed about the efforts of our country and the international community in eliminating consequences of nuclear tests at the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site, and the importance of continued work in this area. The presentation of the ATOM Project, including a photo exhibition “A Lesson of Peace: “A Lesson In Peace: Dismantling The Soviet Nuclear Weapons Program In Kazakhstan” and an art exhibition “I Have Only My Heart To Hold You: The Art Of Karipbek Kuyukov” will also take place in Oslo.

President Nursultan Nazarbayev launched the ATOM Project on August 29, 2012 as a mechanism to generate and expand global support for the final and irrevocable ban of nuclear weapons testing and, ultimately, for the complete elimination of the nuclear weapons.