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Apr 23, 2015 - Peace Boat at the 2015 NPT Review Conference
The 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) will take place at the United Nations in New York from 27 April – 22 May, 2015. Peace Boat will join thousands of atomic bomb survivors, NGO representatives and engaged citizens from around the world who will come together for a series of actions and events calling for nuclear weapons abolition.

A full list of the events co-organized by Peace Boat or in which Peace Boat staff members will participate, led by Peace Boat Executive Committee member Kawasaki Akira (also International Steering Group member of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, ICAN) can be downloaded in PDF form here, and below is information regarding the major events co-sponsored by Peace Boat.

Peace Boat is also cooperating closely with Hibakusha Stories and ICAN throughout the NPT RevCon, and so we encourage you to follow related activities through their respective homepages also.

Monday, April 27
ICAN Press Briefing

10 – 10:30 am, Conference Room C, UN Headquarters
Setsuko Thurlow, Kawasaki Akira (Peace Boat/ICAN), Tim Wright
Contact: tim(a) / (646) 714-8131 /

Voices from Hiroshima and Nagasaki to the Delegates of the NPT: Opening Reception for Photographic Exhibit
6 – 8 pm, United Nations Visitors Lobby
Organised by Peace Boat US, Nihon Hidankyo, Hibakusha Stories
Co-sponsors: UNODA & Permanent Mission of Japan to the UN

Thursday, April 30
Side Event: Northeast Asia Nuclear Weapon Free Zone Contributes towards Global Nuclear Zero: Pursuing a shift of security policy on nuclear weapons

3 – 6 pm, Conference Room C, UN Headquarters
Co-host: Korean, Mongolian, Japanese and international NGOs:
Peace Boat, Peace Depot, Peace Network, People?fs Solidarity for Participatory Democracy, Blue Banner, International Peace Bureau, Nautilus Institute, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, Religions for Peace, World Council of Churches
Speakers: Mayor Taue Tomihisa of Nagasaki, Mayor Matsui Kazumi of Hiroshima, Kawasaki Akira, more

Nagasaki in New York: The past and current reality of nuclear war
7:30 – 9:30 pm, Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street, New York
Testimony from atomic bomb survivors
Speakers: Dr. Masao Tomonaga, Mayor Taue Tomihisa of Nagasaki, and Nagasaki Youth
Performance: Himawari All Hibakusha Choir

Friday, May 1
Civil Society Presentations to the NPT Review Conference

3 – 6 pm, UN Headquarters

Saturday, May 2
CONCERT: WITH LOVE to Hiroshima and Nagasaki: A concert for Disarmament

8 – 10 pm, New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street, NY
An evening of music and spoken word; Tickets $20
Details and flyer:

May 5 - 7
Side event with Citizens' Nuclear Information Center (CNIC)
regarding Japan's plutonium – details to be announced shortly.

Thursday, May 7
Side Event: Raising the Voices of the Hibakusha: The Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear War

1:15 - 2:30 pm, Conference Room C, UN Headquarters
Featuring Peace Boat, Setsuko Thurlow, Clifton Daniel, Kathleen Sullivan and more
Organized by Peace Boat and Hibakusha Stories

Watch this space for more details coming soon!
Documents for download
2015 NPT RevCon Peace Boat Brochure