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Peace Declaration (2021): Peace Memorial Ceremony marking 76 years since the bombing

On this day 76 years ago, a single atomic bomb instantly reduced our hometown to a scorched plain. That bombing brought cruel death to countless innocent victims and left those who managed to survive with profound, lifelong physical and emotional…

The Setsuko Thurlow Rose, a Rose of Hope

In the year that the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons enters in force, a new variety of rose will be planted in Spain. The Setsuko Thurlow Rose, a rose of hope, will be planted in a prominent rose garden…

Japan, help us all win the Gold

Dear esteemed H.E. Mr. Ishikane Kimihiro, Permanent Representative of Japan to the U.N., Deep gratitude and respect to you. May I ask you to relay this message to Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide, and Parliamentary Vice-Ministers of Defense Onishi Hrioyuki and…

For Earth Day 2021, New Yorkers rally at the iconic Unisphere in Flushing Meadows, Queens and call for City Council to pass nuclear disarmament legislation – Resolution 976 & Introduction 1621

On Earth Day 2021, New Yorkers rally at the iconic Unisphere in Flushing Meadows, Queens. Call for City Council to vote and pass nuclear disarmament legislation. Resolution 976 & Introduction 1621. For Earth Day New York members of the New York…

Interview with Sharan Burrow, ITUC General Secretary

Sharan Burrow is the General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). During her time at the head of ITUC, she has helped to foster relations between trade unions and the peace movement – bringing together themes of peace,…

Majority of the Dutch say that The Netherlands must join the Ban Treaty

People in the Netherlands and five other NATO states overwhelmingly reject the presence of U.S. nuclear weapons and support the Treaty to Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). In fact, according to polls, support for the Dutch joining the nuclear ban…

Guterres hails entry into force of treaty banning nuclear weapons

The first multilateral nuclear disarmament treaty in more than two decades, came into force just after midnight on Friday, hailed by the UN Secretary-General as “an important step towards a world free of nuclear weapons”. António Guterres said that the Treaty on the Prohibition…

Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor 2020 launched

As the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons approaches entry into force, the updated version of the Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor report is published. Eyes on Europe as treaty banning nuclear weapons enters into force Europe stands out as…

Every second counts

Opportunities to listen to Hibakusha are diminishing as they age and pass From Peace Boat The 75th anniversaries of the atomic bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 2020 renewed focus on the push for the elimination of nuclear weapons…

Faith-based & Other NGOs Look Forward to Entry into Force of the Nuclear Ban Treaty

By Ramesh Jaura When she learned that the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) reached the 50 states parties required for its entry into force, Setsuko Thurlow said: “I was not able to stand. I remained in…

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