On October 24, 2018, at the University of Salzburg, in the framework of the Awards Ceremony, the Nuclear-Free Future Award has been given to Kazakhstan artist, activist of the international anti-nuclear movement, Honorary Ambassador of the «ATOM Project» Karipbek Kuyukov
Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Austria, Kairat Sarybay, congratulated the Nuclear-Free Future Award Laureates on achievements in anti-nuclear activities, mentioning that the recognition of Karipbek Kuyukov proves an important role of Kazakhstan and the initiatives of the President Nursultan Nazarbayev in global processes of disarmament and non-proliferation.
Along with Kazakhstan, the Award winners were from Australia, Great Britain, France and Austria.
On October 25, 2018, the International Anti-Nuclear Symposium will be held, where the Award winners will familiarize the general public with their activities.
Karipbek Kuyukov is the Honorary Ambassador of the «ATOM Project», initiated by the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev in 2012. The mission of the Project is to unite a global public support for the comprehensive nuclear test ban and the total elimination of nuclear weapons by all countries.
The Nuclear-Free Future Award was established in 1998 by the Franz Moll Foundation and is aimed at encouraging the activities of anti-nuclear activists, organizations and communities. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Award.
Earlier, more than 80 representatives and organizations from around the world were given an Award, including a representative from Kazakhstan Yuri Kuydin, a photo reporter, participant of the anti-nuclear movement «Nevada-Semipalatinsk», a member of the World Atomic Photographers Guild, author of numerous photo albums on the nuclear theme (awarded in 2000).