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Flag Day of German Members of Mayors for Peace
“Stop Nuclear Weapons!” This common goal joins the members of Mayors for Peace in a worldwide alliance. On July 8, by hoisting the Mayors for Peace nuclear disarmament flag, a total of 240 German Mayors appealed to the nations of the world to work toward the elimination of nuclear weapons and realization of a peaceful world.
This year, the activities of the Flag Day began on July 7, which coincided with the last day of the negotiations on the Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons in New York.
The 6th annual Flag Day is a reminder of a legal opinion handed down by the International Court of Justice on July 8, 1996, which concluded that even the threat of using nuclear weapons is an offence against international law. The Flag day events have been coordinated by the City of Hannover, a Vice President and Lead City of Mayors for Peace with the support of a number of German non-governmental organizations.
Lord Mayor Schostok (Hannover) states: “More and more cities participate in the Flag Day of Mayors for Peace. Cities are increasingly concerned about the slow disarmament efforts of important nations. Just now we need many voices calling on the ban of nuclear weapons and promote global nuclear abolition.”