Further postponement of the 10th General Conference of Mayors for Peace

March 30, 2022

Mayors for Peace postponed its 10th General Conference, originally planned to be held in 2020, twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been making arrangements to hold it on Thursday, 4th and Friday, 5th of August 2022. Amid such circumstances, it was announced in March that the NPT Review Conference will also be held at UN Headquarters in New York in August 2022. To date, the Mayors for Peace delegation has attended every NPT Review Conference—an indispensable conference for the NPT States Parties, including nuclear-weapons states and their allies, to address and advance nuclear disarmament.

After careful consideration on how we could enhance our outreach activities by the Mayors for Peace delegation at the Review Conference, we have come to the conclusion that it would be difficult for us to hold the 10th General Conference during the Review Conference. As it would also be meaningful to hold the General Conference after taking into account the results of the Review Conference, we have decided to postpone the General Conference and to hold it from the afternoon of Wednesday, 19th to Thursday, 20th of October 2022 in Hiroshima.

This General Conference will be the one to mark and commemorate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of Mayors for Peace. Thank you for your understanding and support.