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Hiroshima for Global Peace

Hiroshima Report 2020New Publication: Hiroshima Report 2020

On April 15, 2020 Hiroshima Prefecture announced the latest publication of the Hiroshima Report. The Hiroshima Report 2020 studies, analyzes and evaluates 36 countries’ performance on nuclear disarmament, non-proliferation, and nuclear security in 2019.

The Hiroshima Report is the 2020 edition, preceded by the  Hiroshima Report 2013 , Hiroshima Report 2014, Hiroshima Report 2015, Hiroshima Report 2016, Hiroshima Report 2017, Hiroshima Report 2018Hiroshima Report 2019

The Hiroshima Report 2020 lays out challenges for nuclear-weapon-states to work on nuclear disarmament, and introduces efforts made by non-nuclear-weapon states.

In announcing the publication, Governor Hidehiko Yuzaki said that he hopes to make the Hiroshima Report more widely known in the world in order to bolster the worldwide momentum for the abolition of nuclear weapons and motivate each country to take new measures for nuclear disarmament, non-proliferation and nuclear security.

Hiroshima Prefecture, the locality that recovered from the destruction caused by the first dropping of an atomic bomb, will continue its various initiatives toward a world free from nuclear weapons.

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Preface and Acknowledgements

Introduction (1) Overview

(2) Items

(3) Countries Surveyed in This Project

(4) Approach

Chapter 1 Nuclear Disarmament

(1) Status of Nuclear Forces (estimates)

(2) Commitment to Achieving a World without Nuclear Weapons

(3) Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW)

(4) Reduction of Nuclear Weapons

(5) Diminishing the Role and Significance of Nuclear Weapons in National Security Strategies and Policies

(6) De-alerting or Measures for Maximizing Decision Time to Authorize the Use of Nuclear Weapons

(7) CTBT

(8) FMCT

(9) Transparency in Nuclear Forces, Fissile Material for Nuclear Weapons, and Nuclear Strategy/Doctrine

(10) Verifications of Nuclear Weapons Reductions

(11) Irreversibility

(12) Disarmament and Non- Proliferation Education and Cooperation with Civil Society

(13) Hiroshima and Nagasaki Peace Memorial Ceremonies


Column 1 Stagnation in Nuclear Disarmament and Non- Proliferation Efforts Continues

Column 2 Nuclear Arms Control in an Era of Major Power Rivalry

Column 3 Addressing the Increased Salience of Nuclear Weapons

Column 4 A Call for Nuclear Emergency: Why Focusing on Risk is not Enough

Column 5 Prospect for the Future of the NPT Regime: With an Eye to the Review Process Starting in 2020

Column 6 The Message of Pope Francis

Meeting for Peace Address of the Holy Father Peace Memorial (Hiroshima) Sunday, 24 November 2019

Column 7 From the A-Bomb Experience to Nuclear Abolition

Column 8 Nuclear Disarmament from a Youth Perspective: The Role of Japan and Hiroshima

Chapter 2 Nuclear Non-Proliferation

(1) Acceptance and Compliance with Nuclear Non-Proliferation Obligations

(2) IAEA Safeguards Applied to the NPT NNWS

(3) IAEA Safeguards Applied to NWS and Non-Parties to the NPT

(4) Cooperation with the IAEA

(5) Implementing Appropriate Export Controls on Nuclear- Related Items and Technologies

(6) Transparency in the Peaceful Use of Nuclear Energy


Chapter 3 Nuclear Security

Introduction: Overall Trends in Nuclear Security in 2019

(1) Physical Protection of Nuclear Materials and Facilities

(2) Status of Accession to Nuclear Security and Safety-Related Conventions, Participation in Nuclear Security-Related Initiatives, and Application to Domestic Systems

(3) Efforts to Maintain and Improve the Highest Level of Nuclear Security


22. Mexico ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

23. The Netherlands ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

24. New Zealand ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

25. Nigeria ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

26. Norway ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

27. The Philippines ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

28. Poland ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

29. Saudi Arabia ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

30. South Africa ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

31. Sweden ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

32. Switzerland ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

33. Syria ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

34. Turkey ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

35. The UAE ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

36. North Korea ■Other


Chronology (January-December 2019)

Abbreviation (A-L)

Abbreviation (M-Z)

Country-by-Country Evaluation

Country-by-Country Evaluation: Nuclear Disarmament

Country-by-Country Evaluation: Nuclear Non-Proliferation

Country-by-Country Evaluation: Nuclear Security

Hiroshima Report 2020: Recommendation

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Street address:10-52, Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken, 730-8511



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