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The 8th General Conference of Mayors for Peace

The 8th General Conference of Mayors for Peace

1 Theme
Toward a World without Nuclear Weapons
- Conveying the “Spirit of Hiroshima and Nagasaki” to the World -
2 Dates
Aug. 3 (Sat) - 6 (Tue), 2013
3 Venue
Hiroshima, Japan
4 Program
For participants
5 Participants
251 people from 157 cities in 18 countries
13 people from 11 governments
4 people from 4 municipal organizations
37 people from 14 NGOs

305 people in total
6 Resolutions
7 Reports
  1. - Proceedings of the 8th General Conference of Mayors for Peace
  2.   < Related Materials >
  3.   - Message from Mr. Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General, read at the opening ceremony
  4.   - Statement of Ms. Angela Kane, UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, distributed at the opening ceremony
  5.   - Agendas (Session I)
  6.   - Agendas (Session IV)

  7. - The 3rd Japanese Member Cities Meeting of Mayors for Peace (in Japanese)

Responses from the UN and national governments to the Hiroshima Appeal

On Sep. 10, 2013, the Secretariat sent out the Hiroshima Appeal to the UN and national governments, and we have received positive responses from the following countries/organization.

Countries/Organization Responses from the governments etc.
1 The United Nations Letter of Reply from H.E. Angela Kane, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs (September 26, 2013)
2 Republic of Lebanon Letter of Reply from H.E. Najib Mikati, President of the Council of Ministers (September 28, 2013)
3 Republic of Bulgaria Letter of Reply from H.E. Plamen Oresharski, Prime Minister (October 3, 2013)
4 The Kingdom of the Netherlands Letter of Reply from H.E. Mark Rutte, Prime Minister (October 23, 2013)
5 The State of Kuwait Letter of Reply from H.E. Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Prime Minister (November 6, 2013)
6 The Vatican Letter of Reply from His Eminence Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, Secretary for Relations with States (November 8, 2013)
7 The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Letter of Reply from H.E. Dr. Abdalla Ensour, Prime Minister and Minister of Defense (November 11, 2013)
8 Jamaica Letter of Reply from H.E. Portia Simpson Miller, Prime Minister (November 21, 2013)
9 Republic of Ireland Letter of Reply from Mr. Nick Reddy, Private Secretary to the Taoiseach (December 5, 2013)
10 The State of Qatar Letter of Reply from H.E. Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa AI Thani, Prime Minister (December 30, 2013)
11 The Sultanate of Oman Letter of Reply from H.E. Khalid Al-Muslahi, Ambassador to Japan (February 17, 2014)

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