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Jun 11, 2018 - Historic US-North Korean Summit: A Call for Peace from a Korean Hibakusha
Prior to the first ever US-DPRK (North Korea) Summit to be held in Singapore on June 12 (Tuesday), the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), of which Peace Boat is an International Steering Group member, has announced policy proposals in order to further the goal of a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula and world. ICAN's Executive Director Beatrice Fihn and Peace Boat's Akira Kawasaki are now in Singapore to share these recommendations, and highlight civil society's commitment to help ensure the success of the Summit. ICAN's Korean Peninsula Denuclearization Roadmap can be downloaded here.

At a press conference held in Singapore today, Ms Fihn and Mr Kawasaki presented ICAN's plan for the comprehensive, verifiable and permanent denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Having continuing to conduct the "Global Voyages for a Nuclear-Free World: Peace Boat Hibakusha Project," in which Hibakusha (atomic bomb survivors) share their testimonies and appeal for nuclear weapons abolition around the world, Peace Boat is also sharing the message calling for peace and nuclear disarmament from Mr. Lee Jong-kun, a Korean Hibakusha who survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Together with Mr Lee and all Hibakusha, we call on the world's leaders to recognize the unacceptable humanitarian consequences of the use of nuclear weapons, and take concrete steps towards creating a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula and world

For further information and updates from ICAN and Peace Boat in Singapore, see here.

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