平和市長会議が「2010年ゲルニカ平和と和解賞」を受賞 │ Mayors for Peace
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The Awards Gernika for Peace and Reconciliation 2010
was granted to Mayors for Peace

In recognition of huge achievements to arouse international public opinions for the abolition of nuclear weapons and the realization of lasting world peace through its global peace promoting efforts such as the 2020 Vision Campaign, Mayors for Peace was granted with the Awards Gernika for Peace and Reconciliation 2010.

On behalf of Mayors for Peace, the Mayor of Granollers (Spain), Vice President of Mayors for Peace attended the awards ceremony.

1. Outline of the Awards Gernika for Peace and Reconciliation

The Awards Gernika for Peace and Reconciliation were established in 2005 during the commemoration of the anniversary of the bombing of Gernika (April 26, 1937) headed by the Town Hall of Gernika-Lumo (Spain), the city of Pforzheim (Germany), Gernika Gogoratuz Foundation, Gernika Peace Museum and the Culture House of Gernika-Lumo. Every year, one of the prizes is awarded to people working towards peace, and the other is presented to great leaders, personalities or institutions which have worked to transform conflict and lay the cornerstones of future reconciliation processes.

2. The Gernika 2010 Awards Ceremony
(1) Time and Date : Sunday, April 25, 2010 at 18:00
(2) Venue : Gernika-Lumo Lizeo Theatre, the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country, Spain
(3) Mayors for Peace Representative: Mr. Josep Mayoral i Angtigas, Mayor of Granollers (Spain), Vice President of Mayors for Peace
(4) Other Awardees :

・Mr. Jose Antonio Aguirre Lekube, the first president of the Basque Autonomous Community (deceased)

・ Fundación Vicente Ferrer, a development NGO committed to improving the living conditions of the most disadvantaged communities in Andhra Pradesh, India.

[Reference]
On April 26, 1937, the town of Gernika was destructed by the first indiscriminate bombing in history, with 300 people victimized.

>Announcement of the Awards (PDF file: English and Spanish)

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