Message from Ban Ki-moon(Deputy Chair of The Elders, Former UN Secretary-General )
2020 marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This is an occasion to mourn the lives lost, and to redouble efforts to work for the total elimination of nuclear weapons, so no other city ever endures a similar fate. I salute the efforts of the people of Hiroshima over the decades to promote the values of peace, disarmament and reconciliation. Their voices need to be heard around the world at a time when a new arms race is looming between the nuclear superpowers. I stand alongside you and share your hopes for a nuclear-free world.
75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima
The year 2020 falls on the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing. Is a nuclear weapon a past event? There are still over 13,000 nuclear weapons on the planet. Why don’t you think about peace together on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing?Learn more