S5M-13518: International Day Against Nuclear Tests

That the Parliament notes that the International Day against Nuclear Tests, unanimously adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2010, will take place on 29 August 2018; recognises this day as an opportunity to bring attention to the damage that nuclear testing has done and continues to do; recognises the negative impact of the seven UK nuclear tests at Maralinga, South Australia, in the 1950s; acknowledges the damage done to Indigenous people in the vicinity of the test sites, including displacement, injury and death; notes that the tests caused extensive damage to the surrounding landscape; further notes that the cost of the clean-up was more than AU$100 million; calls on all nations to ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, which was signed in 1996, and notes the aims of the day, which include the establishment of a comprehensive nuclear test ban, a reduction in spending on nuclear weapons and, ultimately, a nuclear-free world.

Supported by: Emma Harper, Stuart McMillan, Sandra White, John Mason, Stewart Stevenson, Rona Mackay, Richard Lochhead, David Torrance, Fulton MacGregor, Richard Lyle, Jenny Gilruth, Alasdair Allan, Shona Robison, Patrick Harvie, Tom Arthur

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