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Hiroshima for Global Peace

Hiroshima Report 2020: Recommendation

The Hiroshima Report 2020 provides a most useful update on nuclear security. The picture today is not reassuring. Nuclear capabilities are expanding and careless talk about their use is all too common. We must remember Hiroshima, Nagasaki, the Cuban missile crisis, and other events that show us that nuclear weapons should be eliminated. As President Reagan and General Secretary Gorbachev stated in 1985, “A nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.”

George P. Shultz

Former U.S. Secretary of State (1982-89)

This year, as the world will mark 75 years since the catastrophic atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the dangers of the bomb are growing, and the system of agreements and diplomatic initiatives to prevent the third use of nuclear weapons is under severe stress. The latest edition of The Hiroshima Report is an invaluable, comprehensive assessment of today’s multiple nuclear challenges and diplomatic initiatives designed to address the nuclear danger. The report’s findings and analysis is not only a must-read resource for policy makers, but it should also encourage them to pursue more effective and principled strategies to achieve a world without nuclear weapons.

Daryl G. Kimball

Executive Director of the Arms Control Association

His Holiness trusts that, as he reiterated during his Visit to Japan, the memory of Hiroshima will inspire all men and women to renew their commitment to foster a global ethic of solidarity and cooperation in the service of a future shaped by interdependence and shared responsibility. For an authentic and lasting international peace neither rest on the possession and use of nuclear weapons nor on a balance of military power, but only upon mutual trust.

Edgar Peña Parra

Archbishop, Substitute of the Secretariat of State of the Curia Romana