Equatorial Guinea takes part in International Day Against Nuclear testing

The senior level meeting to commemorate and promote the International Day Against Nuclear testing took place on 9th September, at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York, under the guidance of the president of the 73rd period of sessions, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, who received praise from representatives of member States for the organisation of the meeting.

The aim of the commemoration is to make humanity aware of the danger of nuclear weapons, taking into account the terrible consequences resulting from the first that were used on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6th and 9th August, 1945.

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea, a member country of the UN since 12th November, 1968, was part of this senior level meeting with a delegation led by the Ambassador Permanent Representative before the United Nations, Anatolio Ndong Mba, who once again condemned both the manufacture, and the acquisition and use of these weapons.

According to the UN, since nuclear testing began in 1945, around 2000 tests have been carried out, leaving devastating consequences for humanity. During the first years of this practice, little attention was paid to their effects and the danger of radioactive rain resulting from testing in the atmosphere.

At the meeting Equatorial Guinea ratified its commitment to work with other countries in favour of a world without Nuclear Weapons, while committing to ratifying in the near future the treaty banning these weapons of mass destruction.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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