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Gensuikyo calls on Japan to initiate nuclear disarmament negotiations in 2015 – the 70th anniversary of A-bombing.

Anti-nuclear march organised by Gensuikyo for their 2010 conference

Anti-nuclear march organised by Gensuikyo for their 2010 conference

Representatives of the Japan Council against A and H Bombs (Gensuikyo) meet with the Foreign Ministry of the Japanese government on October 9, to call on Japan to initiate nuclear disarmament negotiations in 2015, the 70th anniversary of A-bombing.

Gensuikyo, which was founded in 1955, presents a powerful voice of Japanese public. The have collected over 30 million signatures from Japanese citizens demanding the abolition of nuclear weapons (See Gensuikyo signature campaign). Gensuikyo has also been instrumental in supporting Hibakusha (A-Bomb sufferers). They have helped hibakusha get their message to the world about the uniquely destructive and inhumane impact of nuclear weapons, and the imperative that there should never again be the use of nuclear weapons as there was against the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Read more »

Mayors for Peace and the International Day for Nuclear Disarmament

 
Above: “Campaign Director, Aaron Tovish (right), addresses the UN-ODA and UNfold Zero event to mark the first International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.  From left to right: Mr. Alyn Ware of PNND; Amb. Triyono Wibowo of Indonesia; Ms. Anda FIlip of IPU: Mr. Ivor Fung  and Ms. Gabriele Kraatz-Wadsack of UN-ODA.

September 26th marked the first ever International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. The day was initiated to help build public support for the UN’s First Committee resolution of a High-Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament to be scheduled ‘no later than 2018.’

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Parliamentarians support Sep 26 through joint actions and social media


Martin Chungong, Secretary-General of the Inter Parliamentary Union, calls on the 164 IPU member parliaments to commemorate Sep 26 by taking part in the UNFOLD ZERO campaign.

Parliamentarians around the world took action to support the first International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons on September 26, 2014 through joint statements, parliamentary resolutions, video messages and social media promotion.

Parliamentarians participated in the UNFOLD ZERO public action – asking a range of people in public places ‘How many nuclear weapons do you think are in the world?’ and ‘How many nuclear weapons do you think should be in the world?’ See the videos of their answers.

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