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2020 World Conference against A and H Bombs (online)

Main Theme

"With the Hibakusha, Let Us Achieve a Nuclear Weapon-free, Peaceful and Just World - for the Future of the Humankind and Our Planet"

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English translation is available only for registered participants.

Organizer's Statement

Provisional Schedule & Program (as of July 20)

International Meeting (webinar-1000 participants + YouTube)

August 2 (Sun): 10:00-12:30 (JST)

World Conference - Hiroshima Day Rally (webinar 1000 participants + YouTube)

August 6 (Thur): 10:00-12:30 (JST)

  • Organizer’s Report: Tomida Koji, Drafting Committee Chair of the International Meeting
  • Testimony of the Hibakusha: Yamada Sumiko, Deputy Director, Hiroshima Federation of A-Bomb Survivors
  • Announcement of the start of the “Peace Wave” international joint actions
  • Guest speakers:
    • Izumi Nakamitsu, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, United Nations
    • Thomas Hajnoczi, Director/Ambassador, Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Austria
    • Matsui Kazumi, Mayor of Hiroshima City (video message)
  • Introduction of messages
  • Session I: Global Cooperation for a Nuclear Weapon-Free World
    • Pedro Arrojo, Former Parliament member, Podemos, Spain
    • Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
    • Nakano Koichi, Co-Convener, Civil Alliance for Peace and Constitutionalism, Japan
    • Yasuda Natsuki, photo journalist, Japan
  • Cultural program/ Mini-concert
  • Session II: Grass-roots Activism across the World
    • Summary of the 2020 Nationwide Peace March (Video)
    • George Friday, National Board member, Peace Action, U.S.A.
    • Kate Hudson, General Secretary, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, U.K.
    • Yano Ayako, Aichi medical care workers’ union, Japan
    • Hirano Emiko, New Japan Women’s Association
    • Kanno Soji, Iwate Gensuikyo
    • Inaba Minako, Youth Section, National Confederation of Trade Unions (Zenroren), Japan Appeal from Hiroshima

World Conference – Nagasaki Day Rally (webinar 1000 participants + YouTube)

August 9 (Sun): 10:00-12:30 (JST)

  • Organizer’s Report: Tomida Koji, Professor at Kansei Gakuin Univ./ Chair of the Drafting Committee of the International Meeting
  • Testimony of the Hibakusha: Tanno Kiyoshi, Nagasaki Council of A-Bomb Survivors
  • Guest speakers:
    • Melba Pria, Ambassador of Mexico to Japan (TBC)
    • Syed Hasrin Aidid, Ambassador/Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Malaysia to the U.N.
    • Taue Tomihisa, Mayor of Nagasaki City (Video message)
  • Introduction of messages
  • Session I: Global Cooperation for a Nuclear Weapon-Free World
    • Carlos Umaña, Acting Regional Vice President for Latin America, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW)
    • Ray Acheson, Director, Reaching Critical Will/ Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
    • Philip Jennings, Co-President, International Peace Bureau (IPB)
    • Takemoto Masahiro, Environmentalist, Japan
    • Yoshiwara Tsuyoshi, Federation of Promotion of Zero-Nuclear Power and Renewable Energy, Japan
  • Cultural program/ Mini-concert
  • Session II: Grass-roots Activism across the World
    • Solidarity for Peace and Reunification of Korea (SPARK), Republic of Korea
    • Roland Nivet, National Secretary, French Peace Movement, France
    • Tanaka Shigemitsu, Nagasaki Promotion Committee of Hibakusha Appeal Signature Campaign
    • Watanabe Masako, Akita People’s Forum against Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System
    • (University student) Japan
    • (High school student) Japan
  • Announcement on the conclusion of the “Peace Wave” international joint actions
  • Organizer’s statement/ Letter to Governments of the World)

Special Forums organized by the Organizing Committee (Aug. 3-5)

(1) Supporting the Hibakusha, inheriting and disseminating their stories

August 5 (Wed): 10:00 – 12:00 (JST)

(2) Solidarity with Okinawa and dismantling of foreign military bases

August 4 (Tue): 10:00 – 12:00 (JST) Zoom Webinar: 300 participants + YouTube
English-Japanese translation available

(3) Solidarity with the Hibakusha and Agent Orange/dioxin victims

August 3 (Mon): 15:00 – 17:00 (JST) Zoom Webinar: 300 participants + YouTube)
Japanese-Vietnamese translation available

(4) A nuclear-free, peaceful Northeast Asia and the role of peace movements

August 4 (Tue): 14:00 – 16:00 (JST) Zoom Webinar: 300 participants + YouTube)
Japanese-Korean translation available

Associated events (self-organized)

Scientists Forum of the 2020 World Conference in Fukui (online)

August 2 (Sun): 13:00-15:30

Ring! Link! Zero 2020 (young people’s assembly-online)

August 2 (Sun): 14:30 – 16:30 (JST)

No Nukes! Women’s Forum 2020 - online

August 8 (Sat): 13:30 – 15:00 (JST)

Peace Wave Forum of Min-Iren (Japan Federation of Democratic Medical Institutions)

August 8 (Sat): 15:00-17:00 (JST)

2020 Teachers’ Peace Forum - Deepening 75th anniversary World Conference for future--

August 2 (Sun) and 9 (Sun): 18:00-20:00 (JST)

The 47th High School Students Peace Forum - online

August 9 (Sun): 14:00-16:00

We welcome your planned events/actions and connecting them with the World Conference.

Peace Wave International Joint Actions:

We call on you to organize creative and diversified “Peace Wave” international joint actions all over the world on August 6 – 9, 2020, making the abolition of nuclear weapons the common objective and the signature campaign in support of the “Appeal of the Hibakusha” for the elimination of nuclear weapons a common form of activities. In Japan, we will symbolically start actions with silent prayer at 8:15am of Aug. 6 and end them with silent prayer at 11:02am of Aug. 9.

For details: http://www.antiatom.org/english/world_conference/peacewave.html

Adopted Documents

Appeal for Your Support of the 2020 World Conference against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs (online) (May 8, 2020)

Proposed Campaigns and Activities for the Success of the 2020 World Conference against A and H Bombs (online)

Call for Participation in and Support for the 2020 World Conference against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs(February 17, 2020)

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