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Chronology 2010 - 2001

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2010 Dec. New Cities Are Not Targets (CANT) project Petition Drive was launched
Nov. United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) adopted a resolution of support for Mayors for Peace activities
2020 Vision Campaign Association General and Board Meeting was held in Manchester, UK 2020 Vision Campaign Association General and Board Meeting was held in Manchester, UK
Oct. Letter of Protest against subcritical nuclear test by the US was issued
President visited Argentina and asked Chief of Cabinet of Argentina for further support President visited Argentina and asked Chief of Cabinet of Argentina for further support
Sep. President visited Russia and asked former President Mikhail Gorbachev for further support for the activities of Mayors for Peace President visited Russia and asked former President Mikhail Gorbachev for further support for the activities of Mayors for Peace
Aug. - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited Hiroshima and Nagasaki (the first sitting UN Secretary-General's visit to Nagasaki) -
President was awarded the Magsaysay Award from the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation
Jul. The Hiroshima Conference for the Total Abolition of Nuclear Weapons by 2020 was held in Hiroshima The Hiroshima Conference for the Total Abolition of Nuclear Weapons by 2020 was held in Hiroshima
Membership passed 4,000 (4,037 cities in 144 countries and regions)
Jun. US Conference of Mayors adopted a resolution of support for Mayors for Peace activities
May President and Vice President (Mayor of Nagasaki) attended the 2010 NPT Review Conference to hand over the 1,577 city leaders' signatures of support for the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Protocol and 1,024,820 citizen signatures to the CANT project (New York, US) President and Vice President (Mayor of Nagasaki)  attended the 2010 NPT Review Conference to hand over the 1,577 city leaders' signatures of support for the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Protocol and 1,024,820 citizen signatures to the CANT project (New York, US)
Apr. Mayors for Peace was awarded the Awards Gernika for Peace and Reconciliation 2010 from the City of Gernika-Lumo, Spain
Japan Association of City Mayors adopted a resolution of support for Mayors for Peace activities (in Japanese)
All Nicaraguan municipalities (153 cities) joined (World’s 1st country to have all cities become members)
Jan. President visited the US to attend the 78th Winter Meeting of the US Conference of Mayors to request support for the abolition of nuclear weapons and asked President Obama to visit Hiroshima (Washington DC, US) President visited the US to attend the 78th Winter Meeting of the US Conference of Mayors to request support for the abolition of nuclear weapons and asked President Obama to visit Hiroshima (Washington DC, US)
President visited Nicaragua to attend the conference and received "the Cultural Order Rubén Darío" from the President of Nicaragua President visited Nicaragua to attend the conference and received
2009 Dec. Civil Society Response to the Report of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (ICNND) was released
Sep. President attended the 62nd UN Annual DPI/NGO Conference in Mexico City, Mexico President attended the 62nd UN Annual DPI/NGO Conference in Mexico City, Mexico
Aug. The 7th General Conference of Mayors for Peace was held in Nagasaki The 7th General Conference of Mayors for Peace was held in Nagasaki
Membership passed 3,000 (3,047 cities in 134 countries and regions: as of Aug. 3)
Jun. President attended the 3rd meeting of International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (ICNND) in Moscow, Russia President attended the 3rd meeting of International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (ICNND) in Moscow, Russia
US Conference of Mayors adopted a resolution of support for Mayors for Peace activities
President attended the 77th Annual Meeting of the US Conference of Mayors in Providence, US President attended the 77th Annual Meeting of the US Conference of Mayors in Providence, US
May Letter of Protest against nuclear test by DPRK was issued
Delegation led by President and Vice President (Mayor of Nagasaki) attended the 3rd Preparatory Committee for the 2010 NPT Review Conference in New York, US Delegation led by President and Vice President (Mayor of Nagasaki) attended the 3rd Preparatory Committee for the 2010 NPT Review Conference in New York, US
Feb. Chairperson of Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation was awarded 2008 Academia Prize in International Exchange from the Academic Society of Japan
Jan. Letter of statement concerning the Gaza conflict was released
2008 Nov. Coordinator in North America of Mayors for Peace was awarded the 2008 Sean MacBride Peace Prize from the International Peace Bureau (IPB)
President visited Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany to attend the meeting of the Board of Directors of the 2020 Vision Campaign Association and asked the Prime minister of Belgium for further support for the activities of Mayors for Peace President visited Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany to attend the meeting of the Board of Directors of the 2020 Vision Campaign Association and asked the Prime minister of Belgium for further support for the activities of Mayors for Peace
Oct. President visited New York, US and submitted some of the 370,221 collected signatures for the petition "Cities Are Not Targets (CANT)" to the UN Secretary-General President visited New York, US and submitted some of the 370,221 collected signatures for the petition
Sep. Statement on the N.S.G decision to grant India a waiver was released
Jun. US Conference of Mayors adopted a resolution of support for Mayors for Peace activities
Apr. Delegation led by President attended the 2nd Preparatory Committee for the 2010 NPT Review Conference and announced the "Hiroshima Nagasaki Protocol" (Geneva, Switzerland) Delegation led by President attended the 2nd Preparatory Committee for the 2010 NPT Review Conference and announced the
Feb. Requesting Japanese cities to join was started
Jan. Membership passed 2,000 (2,028 cities in 127 countries and regions: as of Jan. 28)
2007 Dec. The 7th Executive Conference of Mayors for Peace was held in Florence, Italy The 7th Executive Conference of Mayors for Peace was held in Florence, Italy
President visited Copenhagen, Denmark and Stockholm, Sweden to ask for further support for the activities of Mayors for Peace President visited Copenhagen, Denmark and Stockholm, Sweden to ask for further support for the activities of Mayors for Peace
Oct. United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) adopted a resolution of support for Mayors for Peace activities
President visited the US and South Korea to attend the World Congress of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) (in Japanese) President visited the US and South Korea to attend the World Congress of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) (in Japanese)
Mayors for Peace and President were awarded "the 2007 Nuclear-Free Future Award" from the Franz-Moll Foundation in Sulzburg, Austria Mayors for Peace and President were awarded
Jul. Japan Association of City Mayors adopted a resolution of support for Mayors for Peace activities
President attended the 50th Anniversary Event of Pugwash Conferences in Pugwash Village, Canada President attended the 50th Anniversary Event of Pugwash Conferences in Pugwash Village, Canada
Jun. US Conference of Mayors adopted a resolution of support for Mayors for Peace activities
May National Council of Japan Nuclear-Free Local Authorities adopted a resolution of support for Mayors for Peace activities (in Japanese)
Letter of Request to Pakistan's Atomic Bomb Development was issued
Apr. Delegation led by President attended the 1st Preparatory Committee for the 2010 NPT Review Conference in Vienna, Austria Delegation led by President attended the 1st Preparatory Committee for the 2010 NPT Review Conference in Vienna, Austria
President attended the ceremony to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Bombing of Gernika (Gernika-Lumo, Spain) President attended the ceremony to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Bombing of Gernika (Gernika-Lumo, Spain)
Feb. Letters of Request to the Japanese government and governments of all nuclear-armed states demanding assurances that cities are not to be targeted for nuclear attacks, and the abolition of nuclear weapons was issued
Cities Are Not Targets (CANT) project Petition Drive was launched
2006 Nov. Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) adopted a resolution of support for Mayors for Peace activities
President attended the 7th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Rome, Italy President attended the 7th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Rome, Italy
Communique addressed to all nuclear-armed states demanding the ban of all nuclear explosions, test and use, was issued in protest against nuclear test by DPRK was released
Oct. Letter of Protest against nuclear test by DPRK was issued
Letter of Protest against DPRK's statement of its plan to conduct a nuclear weapon test was issued
Sep. Mayors for Peace was awarded the 2006 Sean MacBride Peace Prize from the International Peace Bureau (IPB) Mayors for Peace was awarded the 2006 Sean MacBride Peace Prize from the International Peace Bureau (IPB)
President visited Finland and Norway to attend the World Congress of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) and asked the prime minister of Finland for further support for the activities of Mayors for Peace (in Japanese) President visited Finland and Norway to attend the World Congress of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) and asked the prime minister of Finland for further support for the activities of Mayors for Peace (in Japanese)
Aug. Letter of Protest against subcritical nuclear test by the US was issued
Communique regarding the Conflict in the Middle-East was released
Jul. Statement regarding Recent Missile Tests by the DPRK, US, Russia and India was released
2020 Vision Campaign International Secretariat was opened in Ieper, Belgium
Good Faith Challenge and Cities Are Not Targtes (CANT) project, Phase II of 2020 Vision Campaign, were launched
Delegation led by President participated in the 10th Anniversary Meeting for the Advisory Opinion at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague, Netherlands Delegation led by President participated in the 10th Anniversary Meeting for the Advisory Opinion at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague, Netherlands
Jun. US Conference of Mayors adopted a resolution of support for Mayors for Peace activities
Feb. Letters of Protest against subcritical nuclear test by the US and UK were issued
Pariamentarians and Civil Society Appeal on Iran and Nuclear Weapons was issued
2005 Aug. The 6th General Conference of Mayors for Peace Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings was held in Hiroshima The 6th General Conference of Mayors for Peace Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings was held in Hiroshima
May Open Letter to the President of the 2005 NPT Review Conference was released
Membership passed 1,000 (1,002 Cities in 111 countries and regions: as of May 9)
Delegation led by President and Vice President (Mayor of Nagasaki) attended the 2005 NPT Review Conference in New York, US Delegation led by President and Vice President (Mayor of Nagasaki) attended the 2005 NPT Review Conference in New York, US
Apr. National Conference of Black Mayors adopted a resolution of support for Mayors for Peace activities
President was awarded the 2005 Global Peace Award from the Global Nonviolence Conference
Feb. Letter of Request calling for playing an active, leading role at the 2005 NPT Review Conference was submitted to the Japanese Government and embassies of the nuclear-weapon states Letter of Request calling for playing an active, leading role at the 2005 NPT Review Conference was submitted to the Japanese Government and embassies of the nuclear-weapon states
Jan. Japan Association of City Mayors adopted a resolution of support for Mayors for Peace activities (in Japanese)
President and Chairman of Hiroshima City Council visited Belgium and Germany to urge to work to abolish nuclear weapons at the Foreign Policy Committee of the European Parliament
President attended the 73rd Winter Meeting of the US Conference of Mayors and requested support for the abolition of nuclear weapons
2004 Oct. Mayors for Peace was awarded the 2004 World Citizenship Award from the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
Sep. International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) adopted a resolution of support for Mayors for Peace activities
As part of "Action 21 - Taking the Peace Message to Nuclear-Weapon States", President visited Beijing, China and requested cooperation in the 2020 Vision
Aug. Letter of Protest against subcritical nuclear tests by Russia was issued
Jul. National Council of Japan Nuclear-Free Local Authorities adopted a resolution of support for Mayors for Peace activities
Jun. US Conference of Mayors adopted a resolution of support for Mayors for Peace activities
May Letter of Protest against subcritical nuclear test by the US was issued
Apr. Delegation led by President and Vice President (Mayor of Nagasaki) attended the 3rd Preparatory Committee for the 2005 NPT Review Conference and appealed for the total elimination of nuclear weapons and lasting peace (New York, US)
Feb. European Parliament adopted a resolution of support for Mayors for Peace activities
2003 Oct. As part of "Action 21 - Taking the Peace Message to Nuclear-Weapon States", President visited Delhi, India and Rawalpindi, Pakistan and requested cooperation in the 2020 Vision
"Emergency Campaign to Ban Nuclear Weapons" (2020 Vision) aiming for the abolition of nuclear weapons by 2020 was launched
The 6th Executive Conference of the Mayors for Peace was held in Manchester, UK The 6th Executive Conference of the Mayors for Peace was held in Manchester, UK
Sep. Letter of Protest against subcritical nuclear test by the US was issued
Apr. Workshop on compliance within a nuclear weapons abolition regime was held co-sponsored with the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms (IALANA) and the International Network of Engineers and Scientists Against Proliferation (INESAP) at the UN Office at Geneva in Geneva, Switzerland
President attended the 2nd Preparatory Committee for the 2005 NPT Review Conference and delivered a speech, an urgent call for the total abolition of nuclear weapons, in Geneva, Switzerland (in Japanese)
Mar. Statement about Iraq problem was sent to the US, Iraq and UN
2002 Oct. As part of "Action 21 - Taking the Peace Message to Nuclear-Weapon States", President visited Cambridge, Washington DC and New York, US and requested to work to abolish nuclear weapons
Sep. As part of "Action 21 - Taking the Peace Message to Nuclear-Weapon States", President visited Moscow and Volgograd, Russia and requested to work to abolish nuclear weapons
Letter of Protest against subcritical nuclear test by the US was issued
Aug. Letter of Protest against subcritical nuclear test by the US was issued (in Japanese)
Jun. Letter of Protest against subcritical nuclear test by the US was issued
Apr. Mayors for Peace website was established
Feb. Letters of Protest against subcritical nuclear test by the US and UK were issued
2001 Dec. Letter of Protest against subcritical nuclear test by the US was issued
Sep. Letter of Protest against subcritical nuclear test by the US was issued
Aug. "The World Conference of Mayors for Peace through Inter-city Solidarity" was renamed "Mayors for Peace"
The 5th World Conference of Mayors for Peace through Inter-city Solidarity was held in Hiroshima and Nagasaki The 5th World Conference of Mayors for Peace through Inter-city Solidarity was held in Hiroshima and Nagasaki