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  • ATOM Project Honorary Ambassador Featured in BBC Video

    The ATOM Project Honorary Ambassador, renowned artist and global antinuclear weapons activist Karipbek Kuyukov was featured Feb. 17 on the homepage of the BBC’s video news. In the video, Kuyukov, who was born without arms as a result of his parents’ exposure to Soviet era nuclear weapons testing in what is now Kazakhstan, describes the…

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  • ATOM Project Ambassador: Kazakhstan Can Call for Nuclear Weapon-Free Future for Mankind

    ASTANA – Thinking of New Year’s resolutions, everyone sets goals to become better, faster, larger and one-year wiser. The ATOM Project’s Honorary Ambassador Karipbek Kuyukov is no exception. In a recent interview with The Astana Times, the renowned painter, activist and strong-willed man, whose character has been moulded by terrible life consequences, shared his thoughts…

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  • ATOM Project Honorary Ambassador to Donate Painting to Astana Charity Event

    The ATOM Project Honorary Ambassador and renowned artist Karipbek Kuyukov will donate one of his paintings to this year’s Dec. 4 Christmas Charity Bazaar at the Radisson Hotel in Astana. The ATOM Project is a global effort initiated by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev to permanently end nuclear weapons testing and bring about a nuclear-weapons-free world.…

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  • Abdullah II of Jordan to Receive Kazakhstan Peace Prize Nov. 16

    ASTANA – King Abdullah II of Jordan will be awarded Kazakhstan’s equivalent of the Nobel Peace Prize on Nov. 16 for his contribution to “regional stability, global security and steadfast stance against war and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction,” officials in the Kazakh capital confirmed on Thursday. The first Nazarbayev Prize for a…

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  • Nazarbayev Awards King Abdullah II of Jordan First Prize for Nuclear-Weapons-Free World and Global Security

    ASTANA – Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev awarded King Abdullah II of Jordan on Oct. 10 with the first Nazarbayev Prize for a Nuclear-Weapons-Free World and Global Security. “Today, I would like to tell you and our people about the new initiative,” Nazarbayev said from the Akorda presidential residence where he was receiving credentials from newly…

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  • Astana Vision Declaration Adopted at Int’l Nuclear Disarmament Conference in Kazakh Capital

    ASTANA – Global leaders in the international anti-nuclear weapons movement gathered Aug. 29 in Astana for an international nuclear disarmament conference coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear testing site. Participants discussed modern-day nuclear threats, next steps in the nonproliferation and nuclear disarmament movement and adopted the Astana Vision Declaration.…

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  • ATOM Project Hon. Ambassador Karipbek Kuyukov featured in the Huffington Post

    The following editorial by The ATOM Project Honorary Ambassador, global anti-nuclear weapons activist and renowned artist Karipbek Kuyukov was featured in the UK Huffington Post on Aug. 24. Why The World Needs To Be Constantly Reminded Of The Consequences Of Nuclear Weapons KARAGANDA – I am one of those who have been affected by nuclear…

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  • ATOM Project Passes 300,000 Signatures on Global Anti-Nuclear Weapons Petition

    ASTANA – As the world and Kazakhstan mark the 25th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site on August 29, The ATOM Project – a global anti-nuclear weapons initiative – has surpassed 300,000 signatures to tell world leaders the global population is united in its call for a nuclear-weapons-free world. “We have…

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  • Moment of Silence Urged for August 29 to Honor All Victims of Nuclear Tests

    ASTANA – As the world and Kazakhstan mark the 25th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site on August 29, The ATOM Project is calling for a moment of silence on that day to honor all victims of nuclear weapons testing. Kazakhstan suffered more than 450 Soviet nuclear weapons tests at the…

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  • Ministerial Meeting in Vienna Seeks Progress on Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

    VIENNA – Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Erlan Idrissov took part in a ministerial meeting commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) during his visit to Vienna June 13, and discussed new ways to move nuclear nonproliferation processes forward. Idrissov also looked to past successes, noting that the meeting fell during…

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