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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

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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SGINZ Confers Peace Award On Anti-Nuclear Activist

posted on 6 July 2012

Soka Gakkai International of New Zealand (SGINZ) conferred the Aotearoa Peace is Precious Award on anti-nuclear activist, Alyn Ware in a ceremony in Wellington earlier this week.

Alyn Ware is recognised as one of the world’s most effective peace workers, and has been leading initiatives for peace education and nuclear abolition in New Zealand and globally for more than 25 years.   One of his achievements is as the World Court Project UN Coordinator which achieved a historic ruling from the World Court on the illegality of nuclear weapons.

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