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May 6, 2016 - Delivering Citizens' Voices to the G7 Summit

On May 26-27, 2016, the G7 Ise-Shima Summit will be held in Japan, at Shima City, Mie Prefecture.On the summit agenda are international politics, economy, development policy, climate change and many other urgent issues, and civil society both within Japan and around the world are using this opportunity to send their messages and recommendations regarding these issues to the leaders of the G7 countries, and the broader international community.

As a member organisation of the Japan Civil Society Platform on the 2016 G7 Ise-Shima Summit, Peace Boat will host sessions at the "G7 Youth Summit" (May 22) and the "Civil Ise-Shima Summit" (May 23-24), both to be held also in Mie Prefecture.

At the G7 Youth Summit, Peace Boat will coordinate a workshop on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to consider how these goals relate to our daily lives as well as how youth can appeal to governments for the achievement of these goals. At the Civil Ise-Shima Summit, Peace Boat will co-host a panel discussion with local NGO "Network for No War (Fusen-e-no Network)", inviting Professor Saeki Natsuko (Nagoya Gakuin University) to speak on the issue of nuclear power plant exports, Professor Takahashi Hiroko (Nanzan University) on nuclear weapons, Mr Hattori Ryoichi (parliamentarian) on Okinawa's military base issues, and Professor Iijima Shigeaki (Nagoya Gakuin University) on the recently passed security bills and the right to peace. These key issues concerning G7 countries threaten people's right to peace, and an appeal will be made to G7 countries to recognize and support the recent international movement to declare the right to peace as international law.

For full details of these civil society events, please see the Japanese language information here or else contact Terachi Ami, Peace Boat via pbglobal(a)peaceboat.gr.jp.
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