IPB peace prize awarded to Hidankyo

The International Peace Bureau (IPB) on June 24 announced that it will award this year's Sean MacBride Peace Prize to the Japan Confederation of A- and H-Bombs Sufferers Organizations (Japan Hidankyo).

The IPB praises the struggles of Japan Hidankyo and atomic-bomb survivors (Hibakusha) for their contribution to increasing the efforts to relieve Hibakusha, strengthen solidarity with the world's nuclear victims, and increase public opinion against nuclear weapons.

The IPB wished Hibakusha good health and longevity to enable them to keep playing their role in increasing public opinion calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons.

Tanaka Terumi, secretary-general of Japan Hidankyo, commented that it is a great honor to receive such an award, indicating that the IPB, with its long history of supporting the world's peace movement, highly appreciated Japan Hidankyo's long-standing struggles.

Established in 1982, the IPB received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1910. (end)

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