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Hibakusha hold A-bomb exhibition in NY in May
Hibakusha will go to New York on the occasion of the NPT Review Conference in May.
The Japan Confederation of A- and H-Bomb Sufferers Organizations (Nihon Hidankyo) on March 17 announced that it will hold the A-bomb Exhibition at the U.N. headquarters during the NPT Review Conference.
This is the second exhibition since the 2005 NPT Review Conference. The exhibition will start on the opening day of the NPT Review Conference on May 3 and will end in June.
Nihon Hidankyo plans to send 54 delegates to New York of which 43 are Hibakusha. They will sit in on a NPT Review Conference meeting, give testimonies about their experiences at the A-bomb Exhibition, and make visits to each nationfs permanent mission to the U.N. to petition for the elimination of nuclear weapons.
In the petition, they call on U.N. Secretary General, chair of the NPT Review Conference, and each nationfs leader to work for further advance of gan unequivocal undertakingh to accomplish the elimination of nuclear weapons adopted by the 2000 NPT Review Conference, and to move decisively toward a world without nuclear weapons.
The Nihon Hidankyo delegation will also exchange their views and activities with various NGOs through the world joint action day programs during the Conference. In addition, the delegates will visit about 30 schools and universities in and near New York City to give their testimonies.
- Akahata, March 18, 2010
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