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International Meeting,
2013 World Conference against A & H Bombs
August 3-5, 2013 Hiroshima

As of July 17,

August 3 (Sat.)

 Opening & Plenary Sessions: 14:00- 19:00 (Hiroshima Bunka Koryu Kaikan Hall)

Opening Session: Appointment of chairpersons; Introduction of overseas delegates; Address of the Organizer; Greetings from guests; Messages; Speeches by national government representatives 

Plenary Session I: 15:00-17:15  Damage of Hiroshima and Nagasaki; Inhumanity of Nuclear Weapons; Total Ban on Nuclear Weapons         

68 Years since the A-Bombing: Current situation and demands of the Hibakusha:

    Tanaka Terumi, Secretary General, Japan Confederation of A-and H-Bomb Sufferers Organizations (Nihon Hidankyo)

Damage and aftereffects of the A-bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Lessons for humanity:

              Saito Osamu, MD, Representative Director, Japan Council against A and H Bombs (Gensuikyo)

Damage on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and its implication for humanitarian law:

              Miyahara Tetsuro, Lawyer, General Secretary of Lawyers Council on A-Bomb Disease Lawsuits

Witness by a Korean Hibakusha

              Korean Atomic Bomb Casualty Association

Witness by a victim of nuclear tests in the Marshall Islands

Witness by a Russian nuclear victim

                   Andrei Talevlin, Chelyabinsk Public Movement “For Nature”, Russia

Break; Questions and Answers, Discussion

Plenary Session II: 17:15-19:00  Abolition of Nuclear Weapons & Problems on War and Peace, Livelihood, Environment and Energy

                  

Introductory speeches:

              Judith LeBlanc, Peace Action, USA

              Tao Tao, Chinese People’s Association for Peace and Disarmament

              Suh, Bo-hyuk, People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy, ROK

              Joseph Certeza, Guahan Coalition for Peace and Justice

              Chisaka Jun, Japan Peace Committee

              Julia Pipig, Federation of German Scientist/ International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility

                   Report from Fukushima

August 4 (Sun.)

Plenary Session III: 09:30-12:30 (Hiroshima Bunka Koryu Kaikan Hall)

Building up Public Support and Movements to Achieve a Nuclear Weapon-Free World

Introductory speeches:

                   Joseph Gerson, American Friends Service Committee, USA

                   Jacquelyn Burke, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, UK

                   Aurelie Royon, French Peace Movement

                   Narayana Rao, Global Network against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space

                   Tomas Magnusson, International Peace Bureau

                                     Yasui Masakazu, Secretary General, Japan Council against A and H Bombs (Gensuikyo)

Questions and answers; Discussion


Workshops: 14:00-18:00 (3 themes)

  Workshop I (Ginga-A, 3F, Kosei Nenkin Kaikan Hall)

Damage of Hiroshima and Nagasaki; Inhumanity of Nuclear Weapons; Total Ban on Nuclear Weapons

  Workshop II (Ginga-B, 3F, Kosei Nenkin Kaikan Hall)

Abolition of Nuclear Weapons & Problems on War and Peace, Livelihood, Environment and Energy

Workshop III (Tsuru Gakuen School – Hiroshima)

  Building up Public Support and Movements to Achieve a Nuclear Weapon-Free World

Drafting Committee Meeting: 20:00-  (2F, Hotel Sunroute Hiroshima)

August 5 (Mon.)

Closing Session: 10:00-11:30 (Hiroshima Bunka Koryu Kaikan Hall)

                Reports from workshops; Report from the Scientists Meeting; Proposal and Adoption of the Declaration of the International Meeting; Closing remarks