Event
Global Call of Hibakusha - The Humanitarian Imperative to Prohibit and Eliminate Nuclear Weapons, June 19, 2017
Date: June 19, 2017
Location: United Nations Headquarters

SPECIAL INVITATION


Global Call of Hibakusha - The Humanitarian Imperative to Prohibit and Eliminate Nuclear Weapons



A side-event to the UN negotiating conference to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading to their total elimination


Monday, 19 June 2017 from 1.15 - 2:45 PM, Conference Room E, UNHQ

[CR-E: located along the corridor linking the Gift Shop area & the Vienna Café, 1B of UNHQ]



Peace Boat and The Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Marshall Islands to the United Nations are pleased to invite you to the Side Event during the Nuclear Weapons Treaty negotiations at the United Nations.


Why do we need to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons? As repeated in a number of UN resolutions, the recognition of the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons must underpin the multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations. The Hibakusha, the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb survivors, who are traveling around the world on Peace Boat's 10th Global Voyage for a Nuclear-Free World, will give their personal testimonies and present why nuclear disarmament matters to everyone in the global community and the importance of a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. The survivors of nuclear tests from the Pacific will also provide their accounts of the unacceptable human and environmental impacts of nuclear weapons in their development and production stages.


Speakers:


Ambassador Amatlain E. Kabua
Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Marshall Islands to the United Nations


Dr. Masao Tomonaga
former Director of Nagasaki Red Cross Atomic Bomb Hospital


Mr. Roland Oldham
Founder and President of Moruroa e Tatou, Tahiti


Ms. Karina Lester
Second Generation Nuclear Test Survivor from South Australia


Mr. Seiichiro Mise
Nagasaki Survivor


Ms. Toshiko Tanaka
Hiroshima Survivor