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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"

Organizer's Statement

Letter from Nagasaki to All Governments

Schedule & Program

International Meeting (webinar-1000 participants + YouTube)

Watch the whole proceeding on YouTube (in original languages)

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

Opening Session

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 the role of Japan as the A-bombed country

Closing Session:

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

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

Guest speakers

Session I: Global Cooperation for a Nuclear Weapon-Free World

  • Cultural program/ Mini-concert

Session II: Grass-roots Activism across the World

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

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

Guest speakers

Session I: Global Cooperation for a Nuclear Weapon-Free World

  • Cultural program/ Mini-concert

Session II: Grass-roots Activism across 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) YouTube recording available here:

- Summary of the discussion by Miyazawa Yoko, Japanese Federation of Democratic Medical Institutions (Min-Iren)

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

August 4 (Tue): 10:00 – 12:00 (JST) YouTube recording available here:

- Senaga Kazuo (Okinawa United Action Liaison Council - Toitsuren)

- Corazon Fabros (Nuclear-Free Philippines Coalition, the Philippines)

- Monaeka Flores (Prutehi Litekyan: Save Ritidian, Guam)

- Sung-Hee Choi, (Gangjeong Peace Network, ROK)

- Kristine Karch (No to war – no to Nato, Germany)

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

August 3 (Mon): 15:00 – 17:00 (JST) YouTube recording available here:

- Lieutenant General Nguyen Van Rinh, President of The Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin ( VAVA)

- Long-term Consequences of Agent Orange/ Dioxin in Vietnam: by Dr. Nguyen Thi Ngoc Huong and Pham Truong

- Concluding remarks by Hiroshi Taka, Japan Council against A and H Bombs

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

August 4 (Tue): 14:00 – 16:00 (JST) YouTube recording available here:

- Summary of the discussion by Kajimoto Shushi, Hyogo Council against A and H Bombs

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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