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Event Commemorating 2021 International Day of Peace Held

The United Nations has established September 21 as the International Day of Peace (IDP), calling for an annual day of non-violence and cease-fire. In support of this declaration, an event to commemorate the IDP was held in Hiroshima. To pray for the abolition of nuclear weapons and everlasting world peace, the participants observed a minute of silence putting up the Mayors for Peace banner that reads “Join us on a path of peace towards a world free of nuclear weapons!” and ringing the Peace Bell.

1. Date/time:

Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 11:55 - 12:05

2. Venue:

IIn front of the Cenotaph for the A-bomb Victims in Peace Memorial Park
(Nakajima-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City)

3. Participated organizations:

Hiroshima Prefectural Confederation of A-bomb Sufferers Organizations (President: Mr. Sunao Tsuboi)
Hiroshima Prefectural Confederation of A-bomb Sufferers Organizations (President: Mr. Kunihiko Sakuma)
Hiroshima Consumers’ Cooperative Union
UNITAR office in Hiroshima
Hiroshima Jogakuin Senior High School
The City of Hiroshima
Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation
Mayors for Peace

4. Contents:

(1) Offering flowers to the Cenotaph for the A-bomb Victims from the representatives of the participants
(2) Prayers by all participants for the abolition of nuclear weapons and everlasting world peace by observing one minute of silence at the Cenotaph for the A-bomb and by ringing the Peace Bell

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