Hiroshima-ICAN Academy on Nuclear Weapons and Global Security 2022 – Opening Report
Hiroshima-ICAN Academy on Nuclear Weapons and Security 2022 was held during October to November 2022. 29 participants who passed the selection process from all over the world took part in the program this year.
- Understand the reality of the atomic bombing, such as the inhumanity of nuclear weapons and health effects of radiation, through testimonies of A-bomb survivors.
- Learn about global trends on nuclear weapons and global security, through exchange with professors and researchers of universities, institutions etc.
- Acquire necessary skills and innovative visions for concretely contributing in the global arena towards realizing a peaceful world.
- Engage with and learn from UN officials, diplomats, and NGO members.
1)Online Learning and Webinar Sessions
- Tuesday, October 25
- Friday, October 28
- Tuesday, November 1
- Friday, November 4
A-bomb survivors, university professors, NGO members, etc.
29 participants from 20 countries (students and researchers between the ages of 19 and 31)
|Group||Country / Region||Number of Participants|
|Nuclear Weapon States*||China||1|
|United States of America||10|
|Non-Nuclear Weapon States||Japan||1|
*Nuclear weapon states are the states that are permitted to possess nuclear weapons under the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)
Webinar Session Schedule
Ms. Koko Kondo
Hiroshima A-bomb survivor
Ms. Mary Dickson
Downwinder and radiation-caused thyroid cancer survivor
Humanitarian and environmental consequences of nuclear weapons, which disregard human rights
Mr. Kunihiko Shimada
Principal Director of Hiroshima Organization for Global Peace(HOPe)
Ms. Rebecca Irby
How does nuclear disarmament correlate with achieving the SDGs?
Ms. Karly Burch
Mr. Ira Helfand
Member of the International Steering Group of ICAN
Past President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War（IPPNW）
Nuclear weapons’ impact on the environment – past, present and future
Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu
UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs
|United Nations, the SDGs and nuclear disarmament|
Ms. Susi Snyder
ICAN Financial Sector Coordinator
Mr. Tommy Piemonte
Head of Sustainable Investment Research at Bank für Kirche und Caritas(BKC)
Financial aspects of nuclear weapons – spending, corporations and divestments
November 9 (Wed.) – November 12 (Sat.)
- A-bomb survivors and their family members
- Ms. Yumi Kanazaki, Director, Peace Media Center, The Chugoku Shimbun
- Professor Seiichiro Takemine, Meisei University, etc.
A total of 29 participants from 20 countries (students or researchers between the ages of 19 and 31)
*5 of 29 participants participated online
- Ms. Miyu Yamaguchi, Nagasaki Youth Delegation 2021
- Ms. Bedi Racule, From Marshall Islands, Former representative of the youth organization “MISA4ThePacific”
Hiroshima Session Schedule (excerpts)
|AM||Opening, Orientation, Overview and Ice breaking|
|PM||Guided Tour of the Peace Memorial Park, Visit to the Peace Memorial Museum|
|AM||Visit Fukuromachi Elementary School Peace Museum|
|Exchange with Hibakusha (A-Bomb survivors)|
|PM||Global Hibakushas Today
(Ms. Miyu Yamaguchi, Ms. Bedi Racule, Prof. Seiichiro Takamine)
|AM||Visit to the Hiroshima Prefectural Government
Courtesy call with Governor Hidehiko Yuzaki
|Visit to Hiroshima City Hall
Courtesy call with Mayor Kazumi Matsui
|PM||Visit to the Chugoku Shimbun (Local Newspaper)
Meeting with Ms. Yumi Kanazaki, Director, Peace Media Center, The Chugoku Shimbun
|Exchange with youth activists in Hiroshima
|AM||Preparation for final presentation|
|PM||Final Presentation (Public)|