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Activity History

History 2020- 2011

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2017 Oct. Mayors for Peace Staff Member’s Attendance of the Obama Foundation Summit (October 2017)
Secretary General Komizo’s Visit to Russia and Switzerland to strengthen cooperation between Mayors for Peace member cities
Sep. Vice-President Taue’s Attendance to the Signing Ceremony of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
Protest against nuclear test conducted by DPRK
Aug. Letter of Request to the Japanese Government Calling for the Promotion of Actions to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
The 9th General Conference of Mayors for Peace held
Jun. President Matsui and Secretary General Komizo’s attendance at the Second Session of the UN Negotiations on a Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Mayors for Peace Delegations visited the first Preparatory Committee for the 2020 NPT Review Conference in Vienna, Austria
May Mayors for Peace Delegations visited the first Preparatory Committee for the 2020 NPT Review Conference in Vienna, Austria Mayors for Peace Delegations visited the first Preparatory Committee for the 2020 NPT Review Conference in Vienna, Austria
Apr. Letter of request to the UN Secretary-General for attendance to the 9th General Conference
Mar. Secretary General Komizo’s Attendance of the First Session of the UN Negotiations on a Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Secretary General Komizo’s Attendance of the First Session of the UN Negotiations on a Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons
Mayors for Peace Open Letter Issued prior to the Start of the UN Negotiations on a Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons
Feb. Letter of request to former U.S. President Obama for attendance to the 9th General Conference
2016 Dec. Mayors for Peace Open Letter in response to UNGA vote on L.41
Mayor of Hiroshima's letter to President Obama for future collabolation
Nov. Letter of Request to the Japanese Government Regarding a Nuclear Weapons Convention Message to Member Cities from the President of Mayors for Peace November 2, 2016
Message to Member Cities from the President of Mayors for Peace November 2, 2016
Oct. Celebration Message for the Inauguration of the new Secretary-General of the U.N.
Planting of the Sapling of the Second Generation A-bombed Ginkgo Biloba at United Nations Office at Geneva [Geneva, Switzerland; October 3, 2016,] Planting of the Sapling of the Second Generation A-bombed Ginkgo Biloba at United Nations Office at Geneva
Released Mayors for Peace Appearl to Nuclear Armed States and Their Umbrella Allies
Sep. Submission of an article to "The Nation," an American online news site, for the occasion of the United Nations International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons of September 26
Protest against nuclear test conducted by DPRK
Jul. Released an Open Letter from Mayors for Peace on the UN Open-ended Working Group's August Session
Jun. Mayors for Peace Secretary General's Trip to the U.S. Mayors for Peace Secretary General's Trip to the U.S.
U.S. Conference of Mayors unanimously adopted bold new resolution "Calling on the next U.S. President to Pursue Diplomacy with Other Nuclear-Armed States; Participate in Negotiations for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons; Cut Nuclear Weapons Spending and Redirect Funds to Meet the Needs of Cities"
May Mayors for Peace President Matsui attended the May Session of the UN Open-ended Working Group on Taking Forward Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament Negotiations
Apr. Released an Open Letter from Mayors for Peace on the UN Open-ended Working Group's May Session
Feb. Secretary General Komizo attended the UN Open-ended Working Group Taking Forward Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament Negotiations Secretary General Komizo attended the UN Open-ended Working Group Taking Forward Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament Negotiations
Jan. Open Letter to call on all UN Member States to actively participate in the Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG)
New Year's Greeting 2016 from the President of Mayors for Peace
Protest against nuclear test conducted by DPRK
2015 Dec. Letter of Request to the Japanese Government Regarding a Nuclear Weapons Convention
Nov. The 9th Executive Conference of Mayors for Peace [Ypres, Belgium] The 9th Executive Conference of Mayors for Peace [Ypres, Belgium]
The 5th Japanese Member Cities Meeting [Hiroshima] The 5th Japanese Member Cities Meeting [Hiroshima]
The First La Pira Prize
Oct. Released an Open Letter from Mayors for Peace Executive Cities to the First Committee of United Nations General Assembly
Sep. Organized events to mark the International Day of Peace 2015 (in member cities around the world)
A joint statement signed by Religions for Peace, PNND and Mayors for Peace was presented to the UN
Aug. Religions for Peace, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (PNND) and Mayors for Peace released a joint statement titled "A Nuclear-Weapon-Free World: Our Common Good"
Jul. Launch of the Mayors for Peace Information System
The Annual Meeting of the German members of Mayors for Peace [Hannover, Germany]
Jun. The 83rd U.S. Conference of Mayors unanimously adopted resolution “Calling for Effective Implementation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Disarmament Obligation and Redirection of Nuclear Weapons Spending to Meet the Needs of Cities”.
Chapter Meeting of UK and Ireland Mayors, Provosts, and Leaders for Peace [Manchester]
The First Latin American Summit [Bogota, Colombia]
May Visit to New York for the 2015 NPT Review Conference (April-May 2015) Visit to New York for the 2015 NPT Review Conference (April-May 2015)
Endorsement of a position paper on the “Post-2015 Development Agenda”
Apr. Mayors for Peace delegation participated in the 2015 NPT Review Conference [New York, USA]
Feb. Secretary General Komizo visited Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Germany mainly to request several cities to take on a lead city role
2014 Dec. Secretary General Komizo visited Austria and Germany to attend the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons and other meetings, and to select lead cities.
Nov. The 4th Japanese Member Cities Meeting [Matsumoto, Japan] The 4th Japanese Member Cities Meeting [Matsumoto, Japan]
Protested against nuclear tests on the Z-Machine involving plutonium conducted by the US in September and October
Oct. Meeting of the UK and Ireland Mayors for Peace Working Group [Manchester, UK]
Follow-up Conference of Cities for Peace in the Mediterranean [Granollers]
Sep. Mayors for Peace Fremantle Inaugural Conference [Fremantle, Western Australia]
Organized events to mark the International Day of Peace 2014 in member cities around the world
Awarded the 7th No Gun Ri Peace Prize/Human Rights Prize from the No Gun Ri International Peace Foundation, Republic of Korea
Secretary General Komizo visited the Republic of Korea, the Philippines, Malaysia and India to attend conferences and to request some mayors to be lead cities.
Aug. Secretary General Komizo visited Kazakhstan to attend the International Conference and a series of events paying tribute to the 25th anniversary of the International Anti-nuclear Movement, “Nevada-Semey” and to have discussions with Mayors for Peace member cities.
Jun. Secretary General Komizo visited France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria and Italy to attend conferences and to request some mayors to be lead cities
The 82nd U.S. Conference of Mayors adopted bold new resolution calling for constructive good faith U.S. participation in International Nuclear Disarmament Forums
Apr. Mayors for Peace delegation participated in the Third Session of the Preparatory Committee for the NPT Review Conference [New York, USA] Mayors for Peace delegation participated in the Third Session of the Preparatory Committee for the NPT Review Conference [New York, USA]
Launched an official Mayors for Peace Facebook page
The number of Mayors for Peace Member Cities reached 6,000 cities in 158 countries and regions (as of April 1, 2014)
Mar. The Meeting of Catalan Region [Granollers, Catalonia, Spain]
Secretary General Komizo attended the ceremony for the Nuclear Victims Remembrance Day on behalf of the Mayor of Hiroshima (Majuro, Marshall Islands)
Feb. Mayor Donald Plusquellic of Akron, USA, Mayors for Peace Vice-President, spoke at the Annual Assembly of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament (PNND) [Washington, DC, USA]
Mayors for Peace delegates attended the Second Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons [Nayarit, Mexico] (Remarks of Secretary General Komizo)
Secretary General Komizo visited USA and Mexico to request some mayors to be lead cities
Jan. Mayors for Peace member cities in Uruguay exchanged opinions with Japanese Ambassador to Uruguay [Montevideo, Uruguay]
2013 Dec. The mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki met with U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy in Tokyo and submitted a Letter of Request to the U.S. President Obama requesting him to visit the A-bombed cities
Issued a condolence message on the passing of the Honorable Nelson Mandela, former president of the Republic of South Africa on December 5
Nov. Mayors for Peace Poster exhibition held in conjunction with the Statutory Meetings of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
Secretary General Komizo visited Thailand and Australia to request some mayors to be lead cities
Oct. Protest against a nuclear test involving plutonium conducted on the Z-Machine by the U.S. sometime between July and September 2013
M'chedallah joined as the first member from Algeria; membership expanded to 158 countries/regions
United Nations Disarmament Fellows visited Hiroshima and received a briefing on Mayors for Peace by Secretary General Komizo
Sep. The president of Mayors for Peace issued a message on the High-Level Meeting of the UN General Assembly on Nuclear Disarmament and Mayors for Peace delegates led by Secretary General Komizo observed the meeting
Conference of Cities for Peace in the Mediterranean [Aubagne, France]
Events to mark the International Day of Peace 2013 held in member cities around the world
Secretary General Komizo visited UK, Belgium, France and USA to request several mayors to be lead cities
A Letter of Request for promotion of actions for the early realization of a "Nuclear Weapons Convention" and the Hiroshima Appeal were submitted to the Japanese government
Sent the Hiroshima Appeal to the UN Secretary General and 151 national governments around the world
Aug. Mayors for Peace UN Representative submitted a working paper jointly with the Basel Peace Office and the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation at the Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) on nuclear disarmament [Geneva, Switzerland]
Protest against a nuclear test involving plutonium conducted on the Z-Machine by the U.S. sometime between April and June 2013.
Mr. Yasuyoshi Komizo, Chairman of the Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation became the first Secretary General of Mayors for Peace
The 8th General Conference of Mayors for Peace held
Jul. Signed an agreement with UN-Habitat inviting African mayors to be Associate Partners in the World Urban Campaign
Panama City joined as the first member from Panama; membership expanded to 157 countries/regions
Jun. U.S. Conference of Mayors unanimously adopted resolution supporting the elimination of nuclear weapons at the 81st Annual Meeting [Las Vegas, USA]
May Visit to Geneva, Switzerland in conjunction with the Second Session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2015 NPT Review Conference Visit to Geneva, Switzerland in conjunction with the Second Session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2015 NPT Review Conference
Mayors for Peace representative attended the Annual Conference of FENAMM (National Federation of Municipalities of Mexico) [Leon, Mexico]
Apr. General Meeting of the 2020 Vision Campaign Association held [Geneva, Switzerland]
A meeting of executive cities to strengthen the foundation for Mayors for Peace management held [Geneva, Switzerland]
Mayors for Peace delegation participated in the Second Preparatory Committee Meeting for the 2015 NPT Review Conference [Geneva, Switzerland]
Mar. Protest against two nuclear tests involving plutonium conducted on the Z-Machine by the U.S. sometime between October and December 2012.
Mayors for Peace delegates headed by the mayor of Frogn participated in the International Conference on Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear weapons. [Oslo, Norway]
Feb. UK and Ireland Mayors for Peace Working Group Meeting held. [London, UK]
Letter of Request for promotion of actions for the early realization of a “Nuclear Weapons Convention” was submitted to the Japanese government.
Protest against nuclear test conducted by DPRK
Jan. The second Japanese member cities meeting held. [Nagasaki, Japan]
First member city from Kosovo joined; membership expanded to 156 countries/regions. First member city from Kosovo joined; membership expanded to 156 countries/regions.
2012 Dec. Protest against a subcritical nuclear test conducted by the U.S. on December 5
Nov. German Mayors for Peace Annual Meeting held. [Bonn, Germany]
Frogn, Norway became a new executive city.
Oct. General Assembly of French Mayors for Peace held. [Paris, France]
First member city from Somalia joined; membership expanded to 155 countries/regions
Sep. Event Commemorating “International Day of Peace” held in member cities around the world
Protest against the new type of nuclear tests conducted by the U.S. sometime and in August (on September 19 and 24)
First member city from Madagascar joined; membership expanded to 154 countries/regions
Jul. Meeting to strengthen the foundation for Mayors for Peace management held. [Frogn, Norway]
Jun. The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) unanimously adopted a strong, comprehensive, new Mayors for Peace resolution. [Orlando, U.S.]
May Meeting to strengthen the foundation of Mayors for Peace operations held [Vienna, Austria]
Visit to Vienna during the first Preparatory Committee Meeting for the 2015 NPT Review Conference (May 2012) The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) unanimously adopted a strong, comprehensive, new Mayors for Peace resolution.
Apr. The Mayor of Nagasaki met with the president of the Republic of Croatia [Zagreb, Croatia]
Mar. UK and Ireland Mayors for Peace Working Group meeting held. [Manchester, UK]
Executive Bureau of the Federation of Latin American and Caribbean Cities, Municipalities and Local government associations (FLACMA) approved a Mayors for Peace motion. [Santiago de Chile]
European delegation of Mayors for Peace including mayors of Ypres (Belgium), Biograd na Moru (Croatia) and Frogn (Norway) attended a conference organized by the governor of of the East Kazakhstan Region. [Kurchatov, Kazakhstan]
Malakoff (France) representative spoke on behalf of Mayors for Peace at a conference of the Association Internationales des Maires Francophones (AIMF). [Brussels, Belgium]
Jan. Submit a request for the Japanese government to work towards the early realization of a nuclear weapons convention. [Tokyo, Japan] Submit a request for the Japanese government to work towards the early realization of a nuclear weapons convention.
First Mayors for Peace special committee meeting for strengthening management foundation [Hannover, Germany]
First Japanese member cities meeting held in Hiroshima
Executive officials sent a letter of protest against the new type of nuclear tests conducted in September and in November 2011 to the United States and the U.S. embassy in Japan(on January 6 and 10)
First member city (Djibouti, capital city) from Djibouti joined; membership expanded to 153 countries/regions
2011 Dec. First member city (Juba, capital city) from South Sudan joined; membership expanded to 152 countries/regions
Nov. The 8th Executive Conference of Mayors for Peace in Granollers, Spain and the opening of an exhibition about the atomic bombings and disarmament in the United Nations office at Geneva The 8th Executive Conference of Mayors for Peace in Granollers, Spain and the opening of an exhibition about the atomic bombings and disarmament in the United Nations office at Geneva
Oct. Mayor of Nagasaki and representatives from the City of Ypres and the 2020 Vision Campaign International Secretariat attended an "International Forum for A Nuclear Weapons-Free World" in Astana, Kazakhstan
Mayors for Peace Latin America and the Caribbean Survey conducted
Montevideo (Uruguay) agreed to become an executive city
Mayors for Peace was awarded the XXXII Prize for Peace from the United Nations Association of Spain (ANUE).
Sep. Over 5000 cities joined Mayors for Peace. (151 countries & regions 5,003 Cities: September 16, 2011)
Jul. Protest against nuclear tests conducted by U.S.A
May Protest against nuclear tests conducted by U.S.A
Attended the World Human Rights Forum in Gwangju, South Korea
Mayor of Nagasaki attended the 1st Gautam Buddha International Peace Award Ceremony in Lumbini, the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
Apr. Mr. Kazumi Matsui, the new Mayor of Hiroshima, assumed office as the new President of Mayors for Peace
Mar. Cities Are Not Targets! (CANT) Petition Forms on permanent display at UN Headquarters
Jan. Nobel Peace Laureate Ms. Mairead Maguire nominated Mayors for Peace for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize
The 1st Gautam Buddha International Peace Award conferred on the Mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the Government of Nepal
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