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Feb 13, 2014 - Peace Boat participates in Mexico conference on humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons
Peace Boat will participate in the Second Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons to be held in Nayarit, Mexico on 13-14 February, 2014.

(Photo: ICAN and BANg! campaigners at the Oslo conference in 2013)

This conference will follow on from the meeting in Norway's capital Oslo in March 2013, and aims to deepen understanding of the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons, including the long-term health, social and economic impacts. More information on the conference is available on the official website of the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs here.

Peace Boat will participate as a partner of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), as well as coordinating organisation of the Japan NGO Network for Nuclear Weapons Abolition. In this capacity, Peace Boat strongly calls for negotiations towards a treaty to ban nuclear weapons to be started immediately.

At the Mexico conference, Peace Boat will participate in various civil society meetings and the governmental conference, as well as coordinating a "Hibakusha Session" with testimonies by first and third generation survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, building upon our experiences of organising Global Voyages for a Nuclear Free World - Peace Boat Hibakusha Project.
Read the full profiles and itinerary of participating Hibakusha here.

NGOs from Japan participating in the conference held a press conference in Tokyo on January 30, 2014. Please see here for details in Japanese language, or contact Peace Boat for more information.

ICAN has launched a new website for the Mexico conference here:
See here for more on Peace Boat's activities for disarmament and nuclear abolition.
Documents for download
Mexico Delegation Profiles