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BAN TREATY OFFERS CHANCE FOR A WORLD FREE OF NUCLEAR ARMS

posted on 14 June 2017

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SPECIAL TO THE JAPAN TIMES

The crucial second round of negotiations on a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons will take place from June 15 at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Almost 130 countries, or two thirds of U.N. member states, participated in the first round of negotiations held at the end of March, which became the site of vigorous debate with the active participation of civil society.

Nuclear weapons are capable of annihilating humankind and the global ecosystem, and the threat they pose is, if anything, growing. The upcoming negotiations seek to achieve a fundamental breakthrough in this situation.

“We hibakusha have no doubt that this treaty can — and will — change the world.” 

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SGINZ supports 30th anniversary of New Zealand's nuclear free legislation

posted on 12 June 2017

In an event organised by the Peace Foundation and supported by SGINZ the 30th anniversary of New Zealand's nuclear free legislation was celebrated in Auckland with 100's of people forming a giant peace symbol. The SGINZ brass band and behind the scenes support groups contributed to the event which was covered in local media Stuff and TV1

Wellington Leaders Pass Flame for Nuclear Weapons Free World

posted on 26 April 2012

SGINZ in the news -
Scoop has uploaded our press release from the nuclear free event, it contains pictures and comments from the SGI youth.
 
 
Wellington Leaders Pass Flame for Nuclear Weapons Free World
Scoop.co.nz
It was held in conjunction with a public concert jointly hosted by the Wellington City Council and Buddhist group Soka Gakkai International of NZ.  To read more, click on 
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU1204/S00429/wellington-leaders-pass-flame-for-nuclear-weapons-free-world.htm

SGINZ in the news -

Scoop has uploaded our press release from the nuclear free event, it contains pictures and comments from the SGI youth.

Wellington Leaders Pass Flame for Nuclear Weapons Free World

Scoop.co.nz

It was held in conjunction with a public concert jointly hosted by the Wellington City Council and Buddhist group Soka Gakkai International of NZ.  To read more, click on 

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU1204/S00429/wellington-leaders-pass-flame-for-nuclear-weapons-free-world.htm

Wellington City Leaders Thank SGINZ Members, Impressed with SGINZ Youth

posted on 17 April 2012

Wellington City Mayor Celia Wade Brown thanked the SGINZ members for putting together such an amazing concert to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Wellington City’s Nuclear-Weapon Free Declaration on Saturday 14 April 2012.  
“Terrific!” she said. “It went well and people were both delighted to catch up with old friends and excited for young people to commit to the future”.
Councillor Helene Ritchie who initiated the public concert also sent a message of thanks “How can I thank you enough? You were [all] great.  A fantastic effort and please thank all concerned.  It was all just right”.

Wellington City Mayor Celia Wade Brown thanked the SGINZ members for putting together such an amazing concert to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Wellington City’s Nuclear-Weapon Free Declaration on Saturday 14 April 2012.  

“Terrific!” she said. “It went well and people were both delighted to catch up with old friends and excited for young people to commit to the future”.

Councillor Helene Ritchie who initiated the public concert also sent a message of thanks “How can I thank you enough? You were [all] great.  A fantastic effort and please thank all concerned.  It was all just right”.

Mayor and Councillor Helene Ritchie giving a speech

Mayor and Councillor Helene Ritchie giving a speech


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