Member Cities' Activities
German Mayors for Peace Conference
April 16, 2021
Report by Ms. Evelyn Kamissek, the City of Hannover, Germany
The German Chapter held it’s Mayors for Peace Conference for the first time online. Nearly 100 participants from member cities of 15 states attended the conference. A welcome speech was given by Dr. Alexander Badrow, Mayor of the city of Stralsund, where the conference originally was intended to be held in 2020. Robert Siegfried, Head of Unit for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation in the Foreign Office held the keynote speech. Deputy Mayor Thomas Hermann of Hannover moderated the meeting. Besides the report on activities of the Mayors for Peace Office in Hannover four selected member cities presented their peace work as best practice examples (Mutlangen, Augsburg, Potsdam and Hannover). The participants were very interested and commented lively in the chat.
On the evening before Hannover offered a public lecture entitled "In dialogue with Russia - In search of trust!" also as Zoom meeting with 70 participants. The lecture was held by Hermann Krause, ARD correspondent in Moscow for many years.
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