Articles by Shirish Soni

Kazakhstan Chairs Working Group of Preparatory Commission for Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

NUR-SULTAN – This year marks the 30th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site. On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.  The international community, recognizing the contribution of Kazakhstan in strengthening the non-proliferation regime of…

20th Anniversary of Freedom and Democracy in South Africa

On 27 April 1994, South Africa cast aside centuries of discrimination and oppression to form a new society built on the foundation of freedom and democracy. It marked the end of apartheid rule and an introduction of a new Constitutional order, wherein all work towards a united, non-racial, non-sexist, democratic and prosperous society based on…

Marking Int’l Nelson Mandela Day, Globally and Locally

International Nelson Mandela Day is on 18 July 2013. The overarching objective of Mandela Day is to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better, and, in doing so, build a global movement for good. Ultimately, it seeks to empower communities everywhere. The theme for Nelson Mandela Day 2013 is…