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  • News Report on Nuclear Arms Race’s Human Cost Features ATOM Project Hon. Ambassador

    A recent story by Australia’s Sky News on the human cost of the nuclear race featured The ATOM Project Honorary Ambassador Karipbek Kuyukov. Kuyukov is an international anti-nuclear weapons activist and artist who was born without arms as a result of his parents exposure to Soviet-era nuclear weapons testing. He and many others in Kazakhstan…

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  • King of Jordan Receives Award for His Anti-Nuclear Efforts

    ASTANA – Jordan’s King Abdullah II became on Wednesday the first recipient of an international peace prize created by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev to recognize those who have a significant impact on the advancement of global goodwill and security. “As the country that said ‘no’ to nuclear weapons and as the country that shut down…

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  • Kazakhstan is opting for nuclear engagement, not deterrence

    With North Korea wreaking havoc by testing nuclear weapons and missiles, and with Iranian nuclear program becoming once again the focus of U.S. foreign policy, Washington is searching for solutions to both crises. It is important to keep in mind that there are alternative, safer nuclear energy policies. Pyongyang and Tehran should take note and consider pursuing…

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  • The ATOM Project Congratulations ICAN for Nobel Prize Win

    As part of the coalition of organisations forming the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), The ATOM Project congratulates ICAN and all the non-proliferation partners it represents for ICAN’s recent receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize. “Having recently collaborated with ICAN, I want to congratulate ICAN on its Nobel Prize and thank the organisation…

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  • The ATOM Project Strongly Condemns Latest North Korean Nuclear Weapons Test

    The ATOM Project strongly condemns North Korea’s latest nuclear weapons test. The ATOM Project opposes any nuclear weapons testing and believes existing nuclear arsenals and the development of new nuclear weapons programmes puts all of us at risk. During an August 29 UN Security Council meeting prior to the latest weapons test, Kazakhstan – which…

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  • August 29: minute of silence in memory of victims of nuclear tests

    The ATOM Project is calling for an international moment of silence during the August 29 UN International Day against Nuclear Tests in memory of all victims of nuclear weapons testing. “We are calling for people around the world to observe 11:05 a.m. their local time as a minute of silence,” ATOM Project Honorary Ambassador Karipbek…

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  • Exhibition of ATOM Project Honorary Ambassador opens ahead of International Day against Nuclear Tests

    An exhibition of 20 works by The ATOM Project Honorary Ambassador and Kazakh artist Karipbek Kuyukov recently opened at the Kazakh National Museum in Astana. The exhibition is called The Fallout. Kuyukov was born without arms as a result of his parents’ exposure to Soviet-era nuclear weapons testing at the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site. However,…

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  • ATOM Project Supports UN nuclear weapons treaty, much work remains

    The ATOM Project fully supports the historic step taken July 7 by the United Nations toward global nuclear disarmament in approving the first ever treaty to ban nuclear weapons. “This is an historic day and UN vote,” said The ATOM Project Honorary Ambassador Karipbek Kuyukov. “For the first time, the nations of the world have…

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  • “Canada’s Dan Brown” Teams Up with The ATOM Project and Hails Astana as Architectural Beacon of Peace

    WINNIPEG, CANADA – Renowned architectural historian and professor, Frank Albo, is partnering with The ATOM Project to raise awareness about the human and environmental devastation caused by nuclear weapons testing. In his new book, Astana: Architecture, Myth, and Destiny, Albo shares his unique perspective on the three most significant concerns of our time: religious intolerance,…

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  • Kazakhstan has unique perspective on UN nuclear weapons ban treaty negotiations

    As the United Nations began historic negotiations this week on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, Kazakhstan, along with numerous other concerned nations, has been fighting for nuclear weapons-free world for more than 25 years. Kazakhstan, a nation roughly the size of Western Europe with a population of almost 18 million, was for a short…

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