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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". (tentative translation)

Provisional Schedule & Program

International Meeting (webnair-1000 participants + YouTube)

August 2 (Sun): 10:00am (JST) ~ 2 hours & a half

  • Report from the Organizer
  • Report from the Hibakusha
  • Session I:
  • Cooperation for the abolition of nuclear weapons, survival of humanity, peace and justice in the world.
  • Session II:
  • A nuclear-free peaceful Asia and A-bombed country Japan’s role

Release of statement

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

August 6 (Thur): 10:00am (JST) ~ 2 hours & a half

  • Introduction of messages
  • Report from the Hibakusha
  • For a world without nuclear weapons
    • Reports from governments and the UN
    • Reports from grass-roots movement of the world
  • Announcement of the start of “Peace Wave” international joint action
  • Mini-concert
  • For a Japan which joins the TPNW and takes a lead for the abolition of nuclear weapons - Determination of the Japanese movement
  • Reports from Japanese grass-roots movement

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

August 9 (Sun): 10:00am (JST) ~ 2 hours & a half

  • Introduction of messages
  • Report from the Organizer
  • Appeal of the Hibakusha
  • For a world without nuclear weapons
    • Reports from governments and the UN
    • Reports from grass-roots movement of the world
  • Mini-concert
  • For a Japan which joins the TPNW and takes a lead for the abolition of nuclear weapons - Determination of the Japanese movement
  • Reports from Japanese grass-roots movement

Organizing Committee-sponsored 3 Special Sessions (during Aug. 2-9, Dates & Time: TBA)

1) Supporting the Hibakusha, inheriting and disseminating their stories
2) Solidarity with Okinawa and removal of foreign military bases
3) Solidarity with the Hibakusha and with Agent Orange/dioxin victims

Side events (self-organized) such as scientists meeting, women’s rally, Ring Link Zero, etc will be discussed and planned.

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.

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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