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Collage and Photos: Katsuhiro Asagiri

IDN-INPS covered the Vatican Conference on "Prospects for a World free from Nuclear Weapons and for Integral Disarmament" on November 10-11, the first such gathering organised by the Pope. Apart from giving a glimpse of conference sessions, IDN-INPS Multimedia Director Katsuhiro Asagiri shot video clips of interviews with the Vatican representatives and independent experts.

Collage: Katsuhiro Asagiri combining pictures shot by Kotoe Asagiri

IDN-INPS joined journalists from various parts of the world on a one-day trip to watch the inauguration of the Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) Bank Storage Facility of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) at the Ulba Metallurgical Plant (UMP) in Ust-Kamenogorsk, also known as Oskemen, in East Kazakhstan region on August 28.

Photo: Kotoe Asagiri

Deputy Foreign Minister Roman Vassilenko explains at length Kazakhstan's modernization plans aimed, among others, at developing the Kazakh language, making the young generation trilingual, and switching over from the Cyrillic to the Latin alphabet by 2025.

Photo: Kotoe Asagiri

Tariq Rauf, former Director of SIPRI’s Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-proliferation Programme, explains in an interview with IDN-INPS Editor-in-Chief the 'old' and 'new' nuclear dangers confronting the world, and reveals how and why the 65-nation UN Conference on Disarmament in Geneva remains blocked for nearly two decades.

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