Please tell the nuclear powers that Cities Are Not Targets !

March 9, 2007

Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation

In August 1945, atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki brought unspeakable tragedy to both cities. Many survivors still suffer the aftereffects, and yet nuclear weapons continue to threaten the very survival of human life on this planet.

To avoid any repetition of the tragedies of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, people around the world must work hand in hand to build a culturally rich, environmentally sustainable, safe and peaceful nuclear-weapon-free world.

Mayors for Peace seeks the total abolition of nuclear weapons by 2020.

Mayors for Peace was founded by the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1982. As of March 1, 2014, we have 5,912 member cities in 158 countries and regions. Through intercity solidarity, we pursue a peaceful world without nuclear weapons.

One of our concrete actions is the 2020 Vision Campaign (an Emergency Campaign to Ban Nuclear Weapons), which seeks the total elimination of nuclear weapons by 2020. Our original CANT (Cities Are Not Targets) petition called for nuclear-armed states to stop targeting cities with nuclear weapons. Between 2007 and May 2010, with the help of thousands of peace-loving groups and individuals, we collected more than a million signatures, which we delivered to the UN Headquarters in New York. Now, we are promoting a new petition demanding the immediate commencement of negotiations for a nuclear weapons convention (NWC).

Mayors for Peace is helping to build the momentum.
Let’s tell our leaders we want a nuclear weapons convention by 2015.

The most effective way to abolish all nuclear weapons by 2020 is a nuclear weapons convention. A nuclear weapons convention will prohibit the acquisition, development, possession, deployment and use of nuclear weapons and all related activities. This convention was mentioned in the Final Document of the 2010 NPT Review Conference for the first time and called for by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his Five-Point Plan. Mayors for Peace will work with other civil society organizations to build momentum and urge Japan, the only A-bombed nation, to work with other nation states to quickly commence negotiations and conclude a nuclear weapons convention without further delay.

Please participate in this project by signing the petition below, then signing up your friends and neighbors. Mayors for Peace will deliver your signatures to the appropriate authorities. Let’s tell our leaders that we expect them to sign a nuclear weapons convention that will lead us to a peaceful world that can never be destroyed by nuclear weapons.

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Mayors for Peace Secretariat
c/o Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation
1-5, Nakajima-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0811, Japan
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