The UN General Assembly marked the tenth International Day Against Nuclear Tests by holding a high-level chaired by the President of the UN General Assembly, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, and attended by UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
Espinosa stated that the world today is in the midst of a particularly dangerous and tense period where nuclear-armed states are increasingly at odds with one another and that it is time to turn to dialogue to help diffuse the situation.
Kairat Umarov, the representative of Kazakhstan to the UN, called on the members of the UN to consolidate their efforts to enforce a comprehensive Nuclear Weapons Treaty that would eventually lead to a full ban of nuclear weapons.