In recent years, the surroundings of nuclear weapons faces critical situation.
The possibility of the proliferation and the use of nuclear weapons are
growing higher, and NPT is on the verge of collapse. In response to this
mounting peril, Mayors for Peace is promoting our 2020 Vision ( Emergency
Campaign to Ban Nuclear Weapons), a program to eliminate all nuclear weapons
by the year 2020, 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings in Hiroshima
and Nagasaki from autumn in 2003.
|What's New? - 2020 Vision Campaign -
Cities Are Not Targets! (CANT) Petition Forms on Permanent Display at UN Headquarters(Apr. 12, 2011)
Letters from the City of Hiroshima demanding the de-targeting and non-targeting
of cities.(Feb. 22, 2007)
We ask that all members of Mayors for Peace and all cities around the world
write your own letters to your national governments and the governments
of the nuclear-armed nations reiterating that "Cities Are Not Targets."
25th Anniversary Membership Drive(Jan. 23, 2007)
2020 Vision Campaign International Secretariat Opened in Ieper, Belgium (Jul. 7, 2006)
To mark the 10th anniversary of the ICJ Advisory Opinion last year, Mayors
for Peace launched the Good Faith Challenge, as Phase II of our 2020 Vision
Campaign, reaffirming the meaning and importance of the ICJ advisory opinion.
We call for the Good Faith negotiations to all nuclear-weapon states and
other states, cities and citizens.
Cities Are Not Targets -CANT Project-
At the city level, we launched the Cities Are Not Targets project internationally.
Mayors for Peace will encourage and assist cities and municipal associations
in demanding assurances from nuclear-weapon states that cities are not
and will not be targeted for nuclear attack. Cities are homes and offices.
They are not legitimate targets for bombs. To obliterate a city for any
reason whatsoever is an illegal, immoral crime against humanity and not
to be tolerated. The CANT project is not a selfish attempt by cities to
protect themselves. Using the example of entire cities held hostage, we
intend to reveal the cruel absurdity of nuclear war.
Please tell the nuclear powers that Cities Are Not Targets!
(Feb. 27, 2007)
Please participate in the petition drive associated with this project.
Mayors for Peace will deliver your message to the nuclear-weapon states
and to the United Nations.
Network of support prevails internationally
We received a lot of approvals and supports from not only Japanese cities,
but also cities around the world as well as some organizations such as
EU Parliament, United States Conference of Mayors and IPPNW.