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2012 August 1 - 14 [ANTI-N-ARMS]

2012 World Conference – Nagasaki calls for world gov’ts efforts to open door to nuclear free world

August 10, 2012
On August 9, the 2012 World Conference against A & H Bombs in Nagasaki adopted a “letter” calling on individual governments to make utmost efforts to open the door to a world without nuclear weapons.

The “Letter from Nagasaki to All Governments of the World” adopted by the event with about 1,700 participants including overseas delegates also called for immediate start of negotiations for a convention banning nuclear weapons.

In the rally, A-bomb survivor (Hibakusha) Kido Sueichi appeared on the stage and called on the participants to “create a safe society in which people can live without anxiety and a society without nuclear weapons, wars, and nuclear power plants.”

United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Angela Kane attended in order to deliver her speech and read out the message of support from the UN Secretary General. She also took part in the event held in Hiroshima on August 6.

On behalf of the organizing committee, Noguchi Kunikazu stressed, “In order to push open the door to a world free from nuclear arms, we need to increase world public movements more than ever.” He appealed to the participants to make efforts in various activities such as signature collection campaigns.

After the rally, together with Japanese participants, 20 foreign delegates took to the streets in downtown Nagasaki to collect signatures in support of the abolition of nuclear weapons.
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