Setsuko Thurlow

19.05.2019

World Premiere: The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons, June 6, New York

World Premiere: The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons, June 6, New York

Press release: The World Premiere of the documentary film The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons will take place on the 6th of June at 7pm at the Village East Cinema, 181 2nd Avenue, New York, hosted by Pressenza International Press Agency.  Tickets cost $10 each ($1 for students)… »

18.03.2018

Help funding a film on the 86 year-old Survivor of Hiroshima, Nobel Laureate

Help funding a film on the 86 year-old Survivor of Hiroshima, Nobel Laureate

Setsuko Thurlow has become the world’s most powerful voice describing the atrocities and human consequences of an atomic bomb explosion. After surviving that horrific devastation, she committed her life to ridding the world of nuclear weapons for all of us. A small group of film-makers have followed Setsuko for… »

10.12.2017

Nobel lecture: Nuclear weapons signify not a country’s elevation to greatness, but its descent to the darkest depths of depravity

Nobel lecture: Nuclear weapons signify not a country’s elevation to greatness, but its descent to the darkest depths of depravity

Today, Sunday, 10th of December, 2017, ICAN received the Nobel Peace Prize for their work in securing a treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons.  Setsuko Thurlow, survivor of the Hiroshima bomb on the 6th of August 1945 gave half of the Nobel Lecture, recounting the horrifying… »

09.12.2017

Three more countries sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty

Three more countries sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty

Yesterday, Friday 8th of December, three more countries formally signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in a ceremony at the UN in New York. Jamaica, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Namibia join 53 other countries as signatories.  Three countries have ratified the Treaty and deposited their… »

06.12.2017

If you love this planet

If you love this planet

As a 13-year-old schoolgirl in 1945, Setsuko Thurlow survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. A beautifully animated short film, If You Love This Planet brings to life Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow’s passionate call to action, on the day that the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was adopted at… »

01.12.2017

Nuclear weapons states to boycott Nobel Peace Prize ceremony

Nuclear weapons states to boycott Nobel Peace Prize ceremony

AFP have reported that ambassadors of nuclear weapons states, with the exception of Russia and Israel, will boycott the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, due to take place in Oslo, Norway, on the 10th of December in which ICAN (the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) will formally… »

26.10.2017

Atomic bomb survivor to jointly accept Nobel Peace Prize on ICAN’s behalf

Atomic bomb survivor to jointly accept Nobel Peace Prize on ICAN’s behalf

An 85-year-old survivor of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima will jointly accept this year’s Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Setsuko Thurlow, who was 13 years old when the United States attacked her city, will receive the award together with ICAN’s… »

28.03.2017

“The ban treaty will change the world”

“The ban treaty will change the world”

The following statement was read by Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow, on behalf of ICAN, during the first series of civil society statements at the ban treaty negotiations conference. Distinguished Delegates, I am honored to be given this opportunity, as a survivor from Hiroshima, to speak at this historic occasion. Already… »

14.05.2016

Reflections on progress at the end of UN nuclear talks in Geneva

Reflections on progress at the end of UN nuclear talks in Geneva

Our friends at wildfire>_, always a source of frank opinions and witty commentary, besides their brutal analysis of hypocritical statements, made this final statement to the Open Ended Working Group May session.  We reproduce it here for the benefit of our readers. As we reach… »

19.01.2016

Podcast: The new movement to ban nuclear weapons

Podcast: The new movement to ban nuclear weapons

Fifteen thousand, eight hundred nuclear weapons spread across 14 nations. One thousand, eight hundred ready to be launched within minutes of a warning. This is not the cold war, but the present reality – the daily existential threat with which we have learned to live. This podcast describes what has… »

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