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Statements

Calling for Nuclear Disarmament


2021

Mar. 18, 2021 Statement Comment by President in response to the UK government's announcement of plans to increase its nuclear warheads ceiling

2020

Nov. 20, 2020 Request Letter of Request to the Japanese Government Calling for the Promotion of Actions to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (in Japanese)
Oct. 25, 2020 Open Letter Open Letter on the occasion of the 50th ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
Apr. 27, 2020 Statement Joint Appeal urging all NPT States Parties to build constructive dialogues toward nuclear disarmament

2019

Oct. 25, 2019 Request Letter of Request to the Japanese Government Calling for the Promotion of Actions to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (in Japanese)
Jun. 30, 2019 Speech President's Speech at the 87th Annual Meeting of the US Conference of Mayors
May 10, 2019 Statement Joint Appeal for Common Ground on the NPT
May 1, 2019 Speech Speeches at the 3rd Preparatory Committee for the 2020 NPT Review Conference by President and Vice President (Mayor of Nagasaki)

2018

Nov. 6, 2018 Request Letter of Request to the Japanese Government Calling for the Promotion of Actions to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (in Japanese)
Jun. 11, 2018 Speech President's speech at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Jun. 10, 2018 Speech President's Speech at the 86th Annual Meeting of the US Conference of Mayors
Apr. 25, 2018 Speech Speeches at the 2nd Preparatory Committee for the 2020 NPT Review Conference by President and Vice President (Mayor of Nagasaki)

2017

Nov. 15, 2017 Request Letter of Request for a Papal Visit to Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Nov. 14, 2017 Speech President's speech at the Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Parliament (in Japanese)
Sep. 21, 2017 Statement Remarks by President regarding the start of the signing of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
Aug. 10, 2017 Statement
Aug. 9, 2017 Request Letter of Request to the Japanese Government Calling for the Promotion of Actions to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (in Japanese)
Jul. 7, 2017 Statement Statement by President issued at the conclusion of the UN negotiations on a Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
Jun. 15, 2017 Speech President's Speech at the 2nd Session of the UN Negotiations on a Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons
May 3, 2017 Speech Speeches at the 1st Preparatory Committee for the 2020 NPT Review Conference by President (read by Secretary General) and Vice President (Mayor of Nagasaki)
Mar. 29, 2017 Speech Secretary General's speech at the 1st Session of the UN Negotiations on a Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons
Mar. 14, 2017 Open Letter Open Letter issued prior to the Start of the UN Negotiations on a Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons

2016

Dec. 24, 2016 Open Letter Open Letter in response to the UN General Assembly vote on L.41
Nov. 8, 2016 Request Letter of Request to the Japanese Government to Call for the Promotion of Actions to Aid in the Early Realization of a “Nuclear Weapons Convention” (in Japanese)
Oct. 3, 2016 Request Appeal to Nuclear Armed States and Their Umbrella Allies for the occasion of the UN General Assembly 1st committee
Sep. 26, 2016 Article submitted to "The Nation," an American online news site, for the occasion of the United Nations International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
Jul. 29, 2016 Open Letter 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
Jun. 25, 2016 Speech Secretary General's speech at the 84th Annual Meeting of the US Conference of Mayors
May 2, 2016 Speech President's speech at the May Session of the UN Open-ended Working Group on Taking Forward Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament Negotiations
Apr. 22, 2016 Open Letter 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
Feb. 22, 2016 Speech Secretary General's speech at the February Session of the UN Open-ended Working Group on Taking Forward Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament Negotiations
Jan. 22, 2016 Open Letter 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

2015

Nov. 16, 2015 Statement Statement for Paris terrorist attacks
Nov. 13, 2015 Statement “Resolution” adopted at the 9th Executive Conference of Mayors for Peace
Nov. 10, 2015 Request Letter of Request to the Japanese Government to Call for the Promotion of Actions to Aid in the Early Realization of a “Nuclear Weapons Convention”
Oct. 16, 2015 Open Letter Open Letter to the UN General Assembly
May 15, 2015 Request Appeal to the President and all participating governments' representatives to the 2015 NPT Review Conference
May 1, 2015 Speech Speeches at the 2015 NPT Review Conference by President and Vice President (Mayor of Nagasaki)
Apr. 29, 2015 Statement New York Appeal
Apr. 27, 2015 Statement Hiroshima-Nagasaki Appeal in New York

2014

Dec. 9, 2014 Speech Secretary General's speech at the 3rd Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons
Nov. 11, 2014 Request Letter of Request to the Japanese Government to Call for the Promotion of Actions to Aid in the Early Realization of a “Nuclear Weapons Convention” (in Japanese)
Apr. 29, 2014 Speech Speeches at the 3rd Preparatory Committee for the 2015 NPT Review Conference by President and Vice President (Mayor of Nagasaki)
Feb. 13, 2014 Speech Secretary General's speech at the 2nd Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons

2013

Sep. 27, 2013 Request Message from the President for the High-Level Meeting of the UN General Assembly on Nuclear Disarmament
Aug. 5, 2013 Statement
Aug. 5, 2013 Request Letter of Request to the Japanese Government to Call for the Promotion of Actions for the Early Realization of a “Nuclear Weapons Convention”
Jul. 3, 2013 Request Letter of Request urging Heads of Government to attend the High-level meeting of the UN General Assembly on nuclear disarmament
Apr. 24, 2013 Speech Speeches at the 2nd Preparatory Committee for the 2015 NPT Review Conference by President and Vice President (Mayor of Nagasaki)
Feb. 1, 2013 Request Letter of Request to the Japanese Government to Call for the Promotion of Actions for the Early Realization of a “Nuclear Weapons Convention”

2012

May 2, 2012 Speech Vice President (Mayor of Nagasaki)'s speech at the 1st Preparatory Committee for the 2015 NPT Review Conference
Jan. 26, 2012 Request Letter of Request to the Japanese Government to Call for the Promotion of Actions for the Early Realization of a “Nuclear Weapons Convention” (in Japanese)

2011

Nov. 10, 2011 Statement “Resolution towards the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons” adopted at the 8th Executive Conference of Mayors for Peace

2010

Jul. 29, 2010 Statement “Appeal from the Hiroshima Conference for the Total Abolition of Nuclear Weapons by 2020” adopted at the Hiroshima Conference for the Total Abolition of Nuclear Weapons by 2020
May 7, 2010 Speech Speeches at the 2010 NPT Review Conference by President and Vice President (Mayor of Nagasaki) (in Japanese)
Jan. 20, 2010 Speech President's speech at the 78th Annual Meeting of the US Conference of Mayors

2009

Dec. 15, 2009 Statement Civil Society Response to the Report of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (ICNND)
Sep. 11, 2009 Speech President's speech at the 62nd UN Annual DPI/NGO Conference
Sep. 10, 2009 Speech President's speech at the meeting of the Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (OPANAL)
Aug. 10, 2009 Statement “Nagasaki Appeal” adopted at the 7th General Conference of Mayors for Peace
Jun. 21, 2009 Speech President's speech at the 3rd meeting of International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (ICNND)
Jun. 13, 2009 Speech President's speech at the 77th Annual Meeting of the US Conference of Mayors
May 5, 2009 Speech Speeches at the 3rd Preparatory Committee for the 2010 NPT Review Conference by President and Vice President (Mayor of Nagasaki)
Jan. 16, 2009 Statement Letter of statement concerning the Gaza conflict

2008

Sep. 12, 2008 Statement Statement on the N.S.G decision to grant India a waiver
Apr. 29, 2008 “The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Protcol” which stipulates national governments a process leading toward the total abolition of nuclear weapons, drafted with a target of adoption at the 2010 NPT Review Conference
Apr. 29, 2008 Speech President's speech at the 2nd Preparatory Committee for the 2010 NPT Review Conference

2007

Nov. 22, 2007 Statement “Resolution on the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons” adopted at the 7th Executive Conference of Mayors for Peace
May 11, 2007 Request Letter of Request to Pakistan's Atomic Bomb Development
Feb. 22, 2007 Request 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

2006

Nov. 9, 2006 Statement Communique addressed to all nuclear-armed states demanding the ban of all nuclear explosions, test and use, issued in protest against nuclear test by DPRK
Aug. 1, 2006 Statement Communique regarding the Conflict in the Middle-East
Jul. 19, 2006 Statement Statement regarding Recent Missile Tests by the DPRK, US, Russia and India
Feb. 7, 2006 Request Parliamentarians and Civil Society Appeal on Iran and Nuclear Weapons

2005

Aug. 6, 2005 Statement “Hiroshima Appeal” adopted at the 6th General Conference of Mayors for Peace Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings
May 27, 2005 Open Letter Open letter to the President of the 2005 NPT Review Conference
May 4, 2005 Speech Speeches at the 2005 NPT Review Conference by Vice President (Mayor of Nagasaki) and President (in Japanese)
Feb. 18, 2005 Request Letter of Request to the Japanese Government and embassies of the nuclear-weapon states calling for playing an active, leading role at the 2005 NPT Review Conference

2003

Oct. 18, 2003 Statement “Resolution on the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons” adopted at the 6th Executive Conference of Mayors for Peace
Apr. 30, 2003 Speech President's speech at the 2nd Preparatory Committee for the 2005 NPT Review Conference
Mar. 7, 2003 Statement Statement about Iraq problem

2001

Aug. 9, 2001 Statement

2000

Sep. 1, 2000 Statemet “Resolution to Promote the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons” adopted at the 5th Executive Conference of the World Conference of Mayors for Peace through Inter-city Solidarity
May 3, 2000 Speech Vice President (Mayor of Nagasaki)'s speech and President's appeal at the 2000 NPT Review Conference

1999

May 14, 1999 Statemet “Resolution on the Bombing of Yugoslavia” adopted at the Hague Conference of the World Conference of Mayors for Peace through Inter-city Solidarity
May 13, 1999 Speech Speeches at Hague Appeal for Peace 1999 by President and Vice President (Mayor of Nagasaki)

1997

Aug. 9, 1997 Statement “Hiroshima-Nagasaki Appeal” adopted at the 4th World Conference of Mayors for Peace through Inter-city Solidarity

1995

Nov. 7, 1995 Oral statements regarding the illegality of the use of nuclear weapons at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) by President and Vice President (Mayor of Nagasaki)
Oct. 17, 1995 Statement
Jun. 30, 1995 Statement “Resolution to Seek the Halting of Nuclear Testing and the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons” adopted at Asia and Pacific Regional Conference of the World Conference of Mayors for Peace through Inter-city Solidarity

1993

Aug. 9, 1993 Statement “Hiroshima-Nagasaki Appeal” adopted at the 3rd World Conference of Mayors for Peace through Inter-city Solidarity
Apr. 20, 1993 Speech President's Speech at the UN NGO Special Session Devoted to Disarmament

1991

Oct. 16, 1991 Statement “Letter of Request to hold 4th UN Special Session on Disarmament” adopted at the 3rd Executive Conference of the World Conference of Mayors for Peace through Inter-city Solidarity
Oct. 16, 1991 Statement “Sacramento Resolution of the 3rd Executive Conference of the World Conference of Mayors for Peace through Inter-city Solidarity” adopted at the 3rd Executive Conference of the World Conference of Mayors for Peace through Inter-city Solidarity
Jan. 9, 1991 Speech Speeches at the Amendment Conference of the States Parties to the Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space, and under Water by President and Vice President (Mayor of Nagasaki)

1989

Aug. 9, 1989 Statement “Nagasaki Appeal” adopted at the 2nd World Conference of Mayors for Peace through Inter-city Solidarity
Aug. 6, 1989 Statement “Hiroshima Appeal” adopted at the 2nd World Conference of Mayors for Peace through Inter-city Solidarity

1988

Jun. 9, 1988 Speech Speeches at the 3rd Special Session of the UN General Assembly Devoted to Disarmament (SSOD-III) by President and Vice President (Mayor of Nagasaki)
Apr. 26, 1988 Statement “Appeal form the World Conference of Mayors for Peace through Inter-city Solidarity” adopted at the 2nd Executive Conference of the World Conference of Mayors for Peace through Inter-city Solidarity *Submitted to the SSOD-III

1987

May 28, 1987 Statement “Resolution of the Executive Conference of the World Conference of Mayors for Peace through Inter-city Solidarity” adopted at the 1st Executive Conference of the World Conference of Mayors for Peace through Inter-city Solidarity (in Japanese)

1985

Aug. 9, 1985 Statement
Aug. 6, 1985 Statement “Hiroshima Appeal” adopted at the 1st World Conference of Mayors for Peace through Inter-city Solidarity

1982

Jun. 24, 1982 Speech Speeches at the 2nd Special Session of the UN General Assembly Devoted to Disarmament by Mayor of Hiroshima and Mayor of Nagasaki