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Yokohama's efforts towards realizing world peace outlined in new pamphlet
June 4, 2020
Report from Yokohama City, Japan
Based on the idea that building international goodwill and mutual understanding at the city level will lead to achieving world peace, the City of Yokohama has established relationships with other cities around the world, including eight sister cities, among them San Diego (U.S.) and Shanghai (China).
To further advance these efforts, the city adopted a proposal to promote peace initiatives in June 2018. With this resolution as a foundation, Yokohama has emphasized efforts aimed at helping realize peace across the globe, through the pillars of international exchange, international cooperation, and support for a multicultural society to encourage goodwill among citizens, support infrastructure improvements in developing countries, and build inclusive local communities.
Since joining Mayors for Peace in 2010, Yokohama has invited the Secretary General to speak to its citizens at a public event, organized exhibitions of posters to raise awareness, and taken other actions as a member city of the Mayors for Peace network to help attain a lasting world peace.
As part of these efforts, a pamphlet and video were published in 2019 to introduce Yokohama’s initiatives for peace and show how it can contribute to this goal within the global community.
Video "Yokohama's Initiatives For Peace"