Policies

Nuclear test banning

  • Date / 1988
  • Location Ratified / Buffalo, United States of America
  • Ratifying Body / World Humanist Congress
  • Status / Pending-review

We, participants of the Tenth Humanist World Congress of the International Humanist & Ethical Union, who have assembled at Buffalo, NY (July 31 – August 4, 1988),

A ban on nuclear tests reduces the chances of nuclear weapons being developed in an increasing number of states.

Nuclear tests are a threat to ecology, health and the survival of humankind.
Nuclear tests use human, economical and natural resources that might be used for other purposes.

We therefore urgently call on the governments of nuclear weapon states to co-operate in bringing about a total nuclear test ban and to embrace proposals in this respect.

1988 IHEU World Congress

Suggested academic reference

'Nuclear test banning', Humanists International, World Humanist Congress, Buffalo, United States of America, 1988

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