On International Day Against Nuclear Tests, International Community Has Far to Go

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More than two decades ago, the international community resolved to make August 29th International Day Against Nuclear Tests. This initiative, put into place as a day for state governments to reaffirm their opposition to nuclear testing, is part of a larger global movement to end not only testing, but the use of all weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). Marking the notable  accomplishments of the international community thus far, August 29th is also the perfect day to highlight the work of Our Secure Future’s partner organization, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017 for its role in the historic Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.