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Chronology 2020 - 2011

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2020 Nov. Letter of Request Calling for the Promotion of Actions to Abolish Nuclear Weapons was submitted to the Japanese government (in Japanese)
Oct. Open Letter on the occasion of the 50th ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was released
Jul.
Core concept for 2020: "No more Hiroshima! No more Nagasaki!" was introduced
Jun. US Conference of Mayors adopted a resolution of support for Mayors for Peace activities
"Calling for Human-Centered Security in a Time of Global Pandemic"
Apr. Joint Appeal urging all NPT States Parties to build constructive dialogues toward nuclear disarmament was released
Official Mayors for Peace Twitter account was launched
2019 Nov. - Pope Francis visited Hiroshima and Nagasaki -
Letter of Request Calling for the Promotion of Actions to Abolish Nuclear Weapons was submitted to the Japanese government (in Japanese)
Secretary General visited Geneva, Switzerland for meeting with representatives from the UN, government, and international organizations
The 11th Executive Conference of Mayors for Peace was held in Hannover, Germay
Oct. The 9th Japanese Member Cities Meeting of Mayors for Peace was held in Kunitachi, Japan (in Japanese)
Jul. US Conference of Mayors adopted a resolution of support for Mayors for Peace activities
"Calling on all presidential candidates to make known their positions on nuclear weapons and to pledge US global leadership in preventing nuclear war, returning to diplomacy, and negotiating the elimination of nuclear weapons"
Jun. President and Secretary General visited the US to attend the 87th Annual Meeting of the US Conference of Mayors
May Letter of Protest against subcritical nuclear test by the US was issued
Joint Appeal for Common Ground on the NPT was released
Mayors for Peace was awarded the 2019 Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award
Apr. Delegation attended the 3rd Preparatory Committee for the 2020 NPT Review Conference in New York, US
Mar. Secretary General visited the US to participate in the 2019 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference
2018 Nov. Letter of Request Calling for the Promotion of Actions to Abolish Nuclear Weapons was submitted to the Japanese government (in Japanese)
The 8th Japanese Member Cities Meeting of Mayors for Peace was held in Takayama, Japan (in Japanese)
Oct. Letter of Protest against subcritical nuclear test by the US was issued
Aug. - UN Secretary-General António Guterres visited Nagasaki -
Jun. US Conference of Mayors adopted a resolution of support for Mayors for Peace activities
"Calling on the Administration and Congress to Step Back From the Brink and Exercise Global Leadership in Preventing Nuclear War"
President and Secretary General visited the US to attend the 86th Annual Meeting of the US Conference of Mayors
Apr. The 10th Executive Conference of Mayors for Peace was held in Geneva, Switzerland
Delegation attended the 2nd Preparatory Committee for the 2020 NPT Review Conference in Geneva, Switzerland and Visited France and Spain
Jan. Executive Director of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize laureate International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) visited Hiroshima
2017 Dec. President and Vice President (Mayor of Nagasaki) visited Norway to attend the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony
Nov. President visited Germany, Italy and Vatican City
Oct. Mayors for Peace Staff Member attended the Obama Foundation Summit
Secretary General visited Russia and Switzerland to strengthen cooperation between member cities
Sep. Remarks by President regarding the start of the signing of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was released
Vice President (Mayor of Nagasaki) attended the Signing Ceremony of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
Letter of Protest against nuclear test by DPRK was issued
Aug. Letter of Request Calling for the Promotion of Actions to Abolish Nuclear Weapons was submitted to the Japanese government
The 9th General Conference of Mayors for Peace and the 7th Japanese Member Cities Meeting of Mayors for Peace (in Japanese) were held in Nagasaki
Jul. Statement by President was issued at the conclusion of the UN negotiations on a Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
- Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) was adopted at the UN -
Jun. US Conference of Mayors adopted a resolution of support for Mayors for Peace activities
"Calling on President Trump to Lower Nuclear Tensions, Prioritize Diplomacy, and Redirect Nuclear Weapons Spending to meet Human Needs and Address Environmental Challenges"
President and Secretary General attended the 2nd Session of the UN Negotiations on a Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons President and Secretary General attended the 2nd Session of the UN Negotiations on a Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons
May Delegation visited Vienna, Austria to attend the 1st Preparatory Committee for the 2020 NPT Review Conference Delegation visited Vienna, Austria to attend the 1st Preparatory Committee for the 2020 NPT Review Conference
Mar. Secretary General attended the 1st Session of the UN Negotiations on a Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Secretary General attended the 1st Session of the UN Negotiations on a Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons
Open Letter was issued prior to the Start of the UN Negotiations on a Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons
2016 Dec. Open Letter in response to the UN General Assembly vote on L.41 was released
Nov. Letter of Request Calling for the Promotion of Actions to Aid in the Early Realization of a “Nuclear Weapons Convention” was submitted to the Japanese government Letter of Request Calling for the Promotion of Actions to Aid in the Early Realization of a “Nuclear Weapons Convention” was submitted to the Japanese government
The 6th Japanese Member Cities Meeting of Mayors for Peace was held in Sakura, Japan (in Japanese)
Oct. UN Office at Geneva planted the Sapling of the Second Generation A-bombed Ginkgo Biloba UN Office at Geneva planted the Sapling of the Second Generation A-bombed Ginkgo Biloba
Appeal to Nuclear Armed States and Their Umbrella Allies for the occasion of the UN General Assembly 1st committee was issued
Sep. Article was submitted to "The Nation," an American online news site, for the occasion of the UN International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
Letter of Protest against nuclear test by DPRK was issued
Jul. Open Letter for all UN Member States on the August Session of the UN Open-ended Working Group on Taking Forward Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament Negotiations was released
Jun. US Conference of Mayors adopted a resolution of support for Mayors for Peace activities
"Calling On the Next US 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"
Secretary General visited the US to ask the City of Des Moines to take on a lead city role and to attend the 86th Annual Meeting of the US Conference of Mayors Secretary General visited the US to ask the City of Des Moines to take on a lead city role and to attend the 86th Annual Meeting of the US Conference of Mayors
May - The first and historic visit to Hiroshima by a sitting US President, Barack Obama -
President attended the May Session of the UN Open-ended Working Group on Taking Forward Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament Negotiations President attended the May Session of the UN Open-ended Working Group on Taking Forward Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament Negotiations
Apr. Open Letter to call on all UN Member States to actively participate in the May Session of the UN Open-ended Working Group on Taking Forward Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament Negotiations was released
Membership passed 7,000 (7,028 cities in 161 countries and regions)
Feb. Secretary General attended the February Session of the UN Open-ended Working Group on Taking Forward Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament Negotiations Secretary General attended the February Session of the UN Open-ended Working Group on Taking Forward Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament Negotiations
Jan. Open Letter to call on all UN Member States to actively participate in the UN Open-ended Working Group on Taking Forward Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament Negotiations was released
Letter of Protest against nuclear test by DPRK was issued
2015 Dec. Letter of Request Calling for the Promotion of Actions to Aid in the Early Realization of a “Nuclear Weapons Convention” was submitted to the Japanese government Letter of Request Calling for the Promotion of Actions to Aid in the Early Realization of a “Nuclear Weapons Convention” was submitted to the Japanese government
Nov. Statement for Paris terrorist attacks was released
The 9th Executive Conference of Mayors for Peace was held in Ypres, Belgium The 9th Executive Conference of Mayors for Peace was held in Ypres, Belgium
The 5th Japanese Member Cities Meeting of Mayors for Peace was held in Hiroshima (in Japanese) The 5th Japanese Member Cities Meeting of Mayors for Peace was held in Hiroshima (in Japanese)
Mayors for Peace was awarded the 1st La Pira Prize from the City of Florence and the La Pira Foundation Mayors for Peace was awarded the 1st La Pira Prize from the City of Florence and the La Pira Foundation
Oct. Open Letter to the UN General Assembly was released
Jul. Mayors for Peace Information System was launched
Jun. US Conference of Mayors adopted a resolution of support for Mayors for Peace activities
"Calling for Effective Implementation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Disarmament Obligation and Redirection of Nuclear Weapons Spending to Meet the Needs of Cities"
May Appeal to the President and all participating governments' representatives to the 2015 NPT Review Conference was issued
Apr. Delegation visited New York, US to attend the 2015 NPT Review Conference Delegation visited New York, US to attend the 2015 NPT Review Conference
Lead Cities and Membership fees were introduced based on a resolution of the 8th General Conference of Mayors for Peace
Feb. Secretary General visited Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Germany to request several cities to take on a lead city role
2014 Dec. Secretary General visited Austria and Germany to attend the 3rd Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons and other meetings, and to select lead cities (in Japanese) Secretary General visited Austria and Germany to attend the 3rd Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons and other meetings, and to select lead cities (in Japanese)
Nov. Letter of Request Calling for the Promotion of Actions to Aid in the Early Realization of a “Nuclear Weapons Convention” was submitted to the Japanese government (in Japanese) Letter of Request Calling for the Promotion of Actions to Aid in the Early Realization of a “Nuclear Weapons Convention” was submitted to the Japanese government (in Japanese)
The 4th Japanese Member Cities Meeting of Mayors for Peace was held in Matsumoto, Japan (in Japanese) The 4th Japanese Member Cities Meeting of Mayors for Peace was held in Matsumoto, Japan (in Japanese)
Letter of Protest against the new type of nuclear tests by the US was issued
Sep. Mayors for Peace was awarded the 7th No Gun Ri Peace Prize/Human Rights Prize from the No Gun Ri International Peace Foundation, South Korea Mayors for Peace was awarded the 7th No Gun Ri Peace Prize/Human Rights Prize from the No Gun Ri International Peace Foundation, South Korea
Secretary General visited South Korea, the Philippines, Malaysia and India to attend conferences and to request some mayors to be lead cities (in Japanese) Secretary General visited South Korea, the Philippines, Malaysia and India to attend conferences and to request some mayors to be lead cities (in Japanese)
Aug. Secretary General 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 member cities (in Japanese) Secretary General visited Kazakhstan to attend the International Conference and a series of events paying tribute to the 25th anniversary of the International Anti-nuclear Movement,
Jun. US Conference of Mayors adopted a resolution of support for Mayors for Peace activities
"Calling for Constructive Good Faith US Participation in International Nuclear Disarmament Forums"
Secretary General visited France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria and Italy to attend conferences and to request some mayors to be lead cities (in Japanese) Secretary General visited France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria and Italy to attend conferences and to request some mayors to be lead cities (in Japanese)
Apr. Delegation visited New York, US to attend the 3rd Preparatory Committee for the 2015 NPT Review Conference (in Japanese) Delegation visited New York, US to attend the 3rd Preparatory Committee for the 2015 NPT Review Conference (in Japanese)
Official Mayors for Peace Facebook page was launched
Membership reached 6,000 (in 158 countries and regions)
Mar. Secretary General attended the ceremony for the Nuclear Victims Remembrance Day in Marshall Islands
Feb. Secretary General attended the 2nd Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons in Nayarit, Mexico
2013 Nov. Secretary General visited Thailand and Australia to request some mayors to be lead cities (in Japanese) Secretary General visited Thailand and Australia to request some mayors to be lead cities (in Japanese)
Oct. Letter of Protest against the new type of nuclear test by the US was issued
Sep. Message from President for the High-Level Meeting of the UN General Assembly on Nuclear Disarmament was issued
Secretary General visited UK, Belgium, France and US to request several mayors to be lead cities (in Japanese) Secretary General visited UK, Belgium, France and US to request several mayors to be lead cities (in Japanese)
Letter of Request Calling for the Promotion of Actions to Aid in the Early Realization of a “Nuclear Weapons Convention” was submitted to the Japanese government Letter of Request Calling for the Promotion of Actions to Aid in the Early Realization of a “Nuclear Weapons Convention” was submitted to the Japanese government
Aug. Letter of Protest against the new type of nuclear test by the US was issued
The 8th General Conference of Mayors for Peace and the 3rd Japanese member cities meeting of Mayors for Peace (in Japanese) were held in Hiroshima The 8th General Conference of Mayors for Peace and the 3rd Japanese member cities meeting of Mayors for Peace (in Japanese) were held in Hiroshima
Jul. Letter of Request urging Heads of Government to attend the High-level meeting of the UN General Assembly on nuclear disarmament was issued
Jun. US Conference of Mayors adopted a resolution of support for Mayors for Peace activities
"Calling for US Leadership in Global Elimination of Nuclear Weapons and Redirection of Military Spending to Domestic Needs"
Apr. Delegation visited Geneva, Switzerland to attend the 2nd Preparatory Committee for the 2015 NPT Review Conference Delegation visited Geneva, Switzerland to attend the 2nd Preparatory Committee for the 2015 NPT Review Conference
Mar. Letter of Protest against the new type of nuclear tests by the US was issued
Feb. Letter of Protest against nuclear test by DPRK was issued
Letter of Request Calling for the Promotion of Actions to Aid in the Early Realization of a “Nuclear Weapons Convention” was submitted to the Japanese government Letter of Request Calling for the Promotion of Actions to Aid in the Early Realization of a “Nuclear Weapons Convention” was submitted to the Japanese government
Jan. The 2nd Japanese member cities meeting of Mayors for Peace was held in Nagasaki (in Japanese) The 2nd Japanese member cities meeting of Mayors for Peace was held in Nagasaki (in Japanese)
2012 Dec. Letter of Protest against subcritical nuclear test by the US was issued
Sep. Letter of Protest against the new type of nuclear tests by the US was issued
Letter of Protest against the new type of nuclear tests by the US was issued
Jul. Mayors for Peace special committee meeting for strengthening management foundation was held in Frogn, Norway Mayors for Peace special committee meeting for strengthening management foundation was held in Frogn, Norway
Jun. US Conference of Mayors adopted a resolution of support for Mayors for Peace activities
"Calling for US Leadership in Global Elimination of Nuclear Weapons and Redirection of Nuclear Weapons Spending to Meet the Urgent Needs of Cities"
May Delegation visited Vienna, Austria to attend the 1st Preparatory Committee for the 2015 NPT Review Conference Delegation visited Vienna, Austria to attend the 1st Preparatory Committee for the 2015 NPT Review Conference
Apr. Vice President (Mayor of Nagasaki) met with the President of Croatia and asked for further support for the activities of Mayors for Peace (Zagreb, Croatia) Vice President (Mayor of Nagasaki) met with the President of Croatia and asked for further support for the activities of Mayors for Peace (Zagreb, Croatia)
Jan. Letter of Request Calling for the Promotion of Actions to Aid in the Early Realization of a “Nuclear Weapons Convention” was submitted to the Japanese government (in Japanese) Letter of Request Calling for the Promotion of Actions to Aid in the Early Realization of a “Nuclear Weapons Convention” was submitted to the Japanese government (in Japanese)
Mayors for Peace special committee meeting for strengthening management foundation was held in Hannover, Germany (in Japanese) Mayors for Peace special committee meeting for strengthening management foundation was held in Hannover, Germany (in Japanese)
The 1st Japanese member cities meeting of Mayors for Pece was held in Hiroshima (in Japanese) The 1st Japanese member cities meeting of Mayors for Pece was held in Hiroshima (in Japanese)
Letter of Protest against the new type of nuclear test by the US was issued
Letter of Protest against the new type of nuclear tests by the US was issued
2011 Nov. The 8th Executive Conference of Mayors for Peace was held in Granollers, Spain The 8th Executive Conference of Mayors for Peace was held in Granollers, Spain
Oct. Vice President (Mayor of Nagasaki) visited Kazakhstan Vice President (Mayor of Nagasaki) visited Kazakhstan
Mayors for Peace was awarded the XXXII Prize for Peace from the UN Association of Spain Mayors for Peace was awarded the XXXII Prize for Peace from the UN Association of Spain
Sep. Membership passed 5,000 (5,003 Cities in 151 countries and regions: as of Sep. 16)
Jul. Letter of Protest against subcritical nuclear tests by the US was issued
Jun. US Conference of Mayors adopted a resolution of support for Mayors for Peace activities
"Calling on the President to Work with Leaders of Other Nuclear Weapon States for Elimination of Nuclear Weapons by 2020 and Calling on Congress to Cut Funding for Nuclear Weapons and to Redirect Those Funds to Meet the Needs of Cities"
May Letter of Protest against the new type of nuclear tests by the US was issued
On behalf of President, Chairperson of Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation attended the World Human Rights Forum in Gwangju, South Korea
Vice President (Mayor of Nagasaki) attended the 1st Gautam Buddha International Peace Award Ceremony and received the award medal from the President of Nepal (Lumbini, Nepal) Vice President (Mayor of Nagasaki) attended the 1st Gautam Buddha International Peace Award Ceremony and received the award medal form the President of Nepal (Lumbini, Nepal)
Mar. Cities Are Not Targets (CANT) Petition Forms were on permanent display at UN Headquarters in New York, US