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New educational material released by the Mayors for Peace Netherlands Chapter
November 21, 2016
Report by Hans van Iterson, on behalf of the Secretariat of Mayors for Peace-Nederland
The Mayors for Peace Netherlands Chapter has produced educational material in Dutch for primary and secondary school pupils (10-14 years) titled "Atoomwapens de wereld uit!"(Get rid of nuclear weapons worldwide) .
The 16-page material makes it clear why there is no place for nuclear weapons in our world. It encourages young people to reflect on peace, freedom and security, helping them to think about what you can do in order to realize a nuclear-weapon-free world.
The material was officially released in the City Hall of Wageningen, one of the leading Dutch Mayors for Peace members, on September 21, the UN International Peace Day. All members of Mayors for Peace Netherlands have received a letter inviting them to utilize the material in their city.
The Mayors for Peace Netherlands will promote the use of the materials as well as use it to recruit more members to the organization in the Netherlands.
The educational material and the manual for teachers (in Dutch) can be downloaded on the website of IPPNW-The Netherlands.
Official launch of "Atoomwapens de wereld uit!" on September 21, 2016
From left to right: Mr. Hans Gaillard (Mayor of Son en Breugel ), Mr. Geert Van Rumund (Mayor of Wageningen),
Ms. Hetty Hafkamp (Mayor of Bergen NH), Mr. Jan Hoekema (Mayor of Wassenaar)
(Photo courtesy of Mr. Hans van Iterson)