August 14, 2018

Over 50 hibakusha – victims of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945 – give vivid testimony of living through the nightmare of those fateful days and their hellish aftermath.

“Hiroshima and Nagasaki : That We Never Forget” is a unique resource for those engaged in advocacy and education for the sake of peace. It demonstrates forcefully the human and humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons. The electronic version is now available for free.

 

August 8, 2018

On August 6, 2018, Mr. Kazumi Matsui, the Mayor of Hiroshima City, issues the Peace Declaration, stating: "Year by year, as hibakusha decrease in number, listening to them grows ever more crucial." See the full text here

August 8, 2018

On August 6, 2018, UN Secretary-General's message to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Service is delivered by Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs. 

In his message, he offers his "sincere thanks to the Hibakusha and the people of Hiroshima for their decades of dedication to educating the world about the threat nuclear weapons pose to our global, national and human security." See the full text here

August 28, 2015

30 youth activists and experts from 23 countries gathered in Hiroshima for the International Youth Summit for Nuclear Abolition. Working Sessions were held on 28th and 29th including a visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

The participants also met with survivors of the atomic bombing, discussed future strategies aimed at ridding the world of nuclear weapons and created a “Youth Pledge” in which they call nuclear weapons a symbol of a bygone age.

The full pledge can be read and signed here.

On the last day, some 250 participants joined a wider public forum at which summit co-chairs Rick W...

September 7, 2014

SGI youth from 15 countries discussed ways forward in the challenge to abolish nuclear weapons and adopted a peace declaration which included three main pledges: (1) not to tolerate the development, testing, production, stockpiling, transfer, use or threat of use of nuclear weapons; (2) to work towards the convening of a World Youth Summit for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons in Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the earliest opportunity; and (3) to confront the mindset that justifies nuclear weapons and the sense of powerlessness that hinders progress towards.

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August 3, 2014

Youth representatives of the Soka Gakkai from Okinawa, Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Tokyo held their 23rd annual Youth Peace Summit at the Soka Gakkai Nagasaki Peace Center.

Some 50 youth peace committee representatives reported on activities organized under the SOKA Global Action peace campaign launched in January 2014.

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