Hiroshima Conference for the Total Abolition of Nuclear Weapons by 2020 (Report)

A. Summary
In light of the outcome of this past May’s NPT Review Conference, lively discussions were held on how to realize everlasting peace and the abolition of nuclear weapons by 2020. Around 300 participants consisting of Mayors for Peace member cities, intellectuals, peace NGOs, and government officials looked at how to abolish nuclear weapons at the earliest possible date, and the importance of forming coalitions between countries, cities, NGOs and citizens’ groups.

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Hiroshima Conference for the Total Abolition of Nuclear Weapons by 2020

B. Contents
(1)Conference Dates
Tuesday July 27 – Thursday July 29, 2010
International Conference Center Hiroshima
Mayors for Peace, The city of Hiroshima
The city of Nagasaki, Hiroshima Prefectural Government, Nagasaki Prefectural Government, Nagasaki Foundation for the Promotion of Peace, United Nations Information Centre, UN Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Institute for Training and Research Hiroshima Office, National Council of Japan Nuclear Free Local Authorities, The Chugoku Shimbun, The Asahi Shimbun Company, THE MAINICHI NEWS PAPERS, The Yomiuri Shimbun, THE SANYO SHIMBUN, NIKKEI INK. HIROSHIMA BUREAU, The Sankei Shimbun, NIKKANKOGYO SHIMBUN HIROSHIMA OFFICE, The San-in Chuo Shimpo Newspaper Co.,Ltd., KYODO NEWS, JIJI PRESS, JAPAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION HIROSHIMA STATION, RCC BROADCASTING CO.,LTD., HIROSHIMA TELECASTING CO.,LTD., Hiroshima Home Television Co.,LTD, TSS-TV Co.,Ltd, HIROSHIMA FM BROADCASTING CO.,LTD.,
(5)Conference Program
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(6)Participants About 300 people
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(7)Appeal from the Hiroshima Conference for the Total Abolition of Nuclear Weapons by 2020 (Hiroshima Appeal)
Mr. Douglas Roche, keynote speaker, (Chairman Emeritus of Middle Powers Initiative, Former Canadian Senator and Disarmament Ambassador) was awarded Honorary Citizenship by the City of Hiroshima.

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