International Meeting of World Conference against A and H Bombs calls for a world without nuclear weapons and war

The 2003 World Conference against A and H Bombs held its International Meeting from August 3 to 5 in Hiroshima.

Two-hundred and sixty participants, including 59 overseas delegates from 19 countries, international and regional organizations, attended.

The discussions were focused on the need to call for a world free of nuclear weapons in the 21st century now that the world has witnessed the U.S. lawless war on Iraq based on its preemptive attack strategy involving nuclear weapons.

The International Meeting closed on August 5 after adopting a declaration calling for the international movement towards eliminating nuclear weapons to be further developed in solidarity with governments committed to nuclear weapons abolition. It also proposed a new signature campaign for abolishing nuclear weapons, taking the 60th anniversary in 2005 of the atom bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki as a milestone. (end)

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