Protecting our Cities: A Message from Hiroshima and Nagasaki in London, 3 October 2016
Date: 3 October 2016
Location: London

Protecting our Cities: A Message from Hiroshima and Nagasaki


3pm - 4.30pm Mayors for Peace UK & Ireland Chapter Business Meeting
5pm - 6.30pm Peace Boat Symposium
6.30pm - 7.30pm Peace Boat Reception

Venue: Friends House, 173 - 177 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ

Mayors for Peace UK & Ireland Chapter Business Meeting
The business meeting of the newly established UK and Ireland Chapter (which we have called a Mayors, Provosts and Leaders for Peace Chapter to take account of elected / ceremonial Mayors and political leaders of Councils), will be an opportunity for long-term and recently joined cities to plan for the upcoming year's activities.

Symposium: humanitarian impacts of nuclear weapons, from use to prohibition
Five Hibakusha (survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki), all officially designated by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs as "Special Communicators for a World without Nuclear Weapons", will visit London 3-4 October as part of a three month "Global Voyage for a Nuclear Free World" organised by Japan-based NGO, Peace Boat. The survivors will share their individual experiences of the effects of nuclear weapons on their cities. The symposium will bring together commentators, campaigners, policy makers.and emergency service providers for a discussion on the humanitarian effects of nuclear weapons and their potential impact on cities in the UK and Ireland.

Cllr Grace Fletcher-Hackwood (Manchester Council)
Caroline Russell AM (London Assembly)
Sean Morris (NFLA/Mayors for Peace)
Dr Rebecca Johnson (Acronym Institute/ICAN)
Akira Kawasaki (Peace Boat/ICAN)
Joji Fukahori from Nagasaki
Mariko Higashino from Hiroshima
Rob Edwards, Scottish Herald, author of new report on risks and dangers of nuclear warhead transports on public roads

Peace Boat Reception
Light refreshments will be served.

The event is free and open to all Lord Mayors, Provosts, Council Leaders, Councillors, humanitarian and peace building NGOs, and those interested in the subject matter. Please contact Sean Morris s.morris4 [at] manchester.gov.uk if you are planning to attend. The flyer
and programme are available for download.

Mayors for Peace, International Campaign for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons, The Acronym Institute, Quakers for Peace, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), Religions for Peace, Nuclear Free Local Authorities