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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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TUMANAKO! Children's Art Works for a Peaceful World 2017

posted on 25 May 2017

Commemorating Hiroshima Day on 6 August, 

TUMANAKO! 2017 Flyer

 TUMANAKO! Children’s art works for a peaceful world commemorating Hiroshima Day is an opportunity for 8 to 15-years-old children to create artwork sharing their aspirations for a peaceful world. The artworks will then be displayed at exhibitions around the country.  There will be an opening day events in August. 

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Nuclear Zero Petition

posted on 9 April 2015

BE A HERO FOR NUCLEAR ZERO

STAND UP FOR A NUCLEAR WEAPONS FREE WORLD.
ADD YOUR VOICE.

Nuclear weapons threaten everything we love and treasure in this world. Sign the petition to support the case with the International Court of Justice - click on "Read the full post" below.

 

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Opening of Everything You Treasure – A World Free From Nuclear Weapons Exhibition in Hastings

posted on 16 March 2014

Some 80 people gathered in the warm evening light of Hastings’ Civic Square for the opening of the exhibition Everything You Treasure – A World Free from Nuclear Weapons at 5.30 pm on Tuesday 18 February 2014.

Proceedings kicked off with a speech from Lawrence Yule, Mayor of Hastings District Council. A sound system malfunction was addressed by removing microphones and speaking from the heart across the still Square. Mayor Yule mentioned his memories of the anti-nuclear struggle of the 1980s, and Prime Minister David Lange’s famous quip to his opponent at the Oxford Union Debate: “I can smell the uranium on your breath.” This, he noted, was an example of the courage New Zealand had to stand up to world powers and declare itself nuclear free. 

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