Hiroshima

Hiroshima and Nagasaki Peace Declarations by UN Sec-Gen and the two cities’ mayors

I have had the privilege of attending the August 6th and 9th Hiroshima and Nagasaki commemorations three times as a guest of our sister organization Gensuikin, and our Organizing and Policy Director, Paul Kawika Martin, was just there for the third time as well. The occasions never fail to inspire and amaze, as the two cities come alive with an infectious spirit of peace-building, even as the commemorations are appropriately somber in recalling the horror of the U.S. atomic bombings of those two cities, now 67 years ago.

Here are links to the remarks by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui, and Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue. The last has a cool feature, you can click to indicate your support for the Nagasaki Peace Declaration.

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