The year 2020 fell on the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The world has changed a lot in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. What kind of initiatives did Hiroshima Prefecture take toward the peaceful international society free of nuclear weapons.
Oversea Training in Hiroshima (Future Leaders’ Program for Global Peace)
Participants, high school students in Hiroshima, visited various sites including high school in Philippine. They have posted short-reports on the facebook.
Future Leaders’ Program for Global Peace
All program has finished in February! In debriefing session, every participants presented their own statement in English. See more on our website.
Request letter to Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Governor of Hiroshima handed out request letters about NPT, TPNW and visits to A-bomb-attacked cites.
Release Hiroshima Report 2020
The report that analyze and evaluates the efforts of nuclear disarmament, non-proliferation and security in 2019 has been released.
Request letter to NPT State Parties
Governor of Hiroshima sent a letter to NPT state parties to urge them to sustain its efforts toward continues discussions between NPT state parties.
We started to post various kinds of articles that make you learn the reality of nuclear weapons and present issues. First post is about “In the corner of this world”.
The status of nuclear forces (estimates, as of January 2020)
SIPRI has announced the latest status of nuclear weapons. The number of nuclear forces is 13,400. It decreases 465 compared with the number of January 2019.
Hiroshima-ICAN Academy on Nuclear Weapons and Global Security 2020
In this year, the academy has started from July via online. 31 youth in 20 countries including nuclear-weapon states have participated in it.
The Peace Memorial Ceremony
This year marks the 75th anniversary after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The situation of the ceremony in this year was very different from the past years.
UN75 in Hiroshima
2020 falls on the 75th anniversary of both the atomic bombing and the founding of the United Nations. The world biggest dialogue event, UN75, was also held in Hiroshima. Participants proposed about disarmament.
Hiroshima Business Forum for Global Peace
The online forum was held with the aim to create a truly peaceful and sustainable global society. The theme of this year was “How we can proactively achieve “Peace” leveraging SDGs in the post COVID-19 world”
International Day of Peace
September 21 is the International Day of Peace.
The article posted on September 21 is about the think about Peace on September 21. We have posted many articles about peace.
50 states ratified TPNW
On October 24, the number of state parties reached 50 and the treaty enters into force on January 22, 2021.
Release Hiroshima Positive Economy Index
Hiroshima Prefecture and Institute of Positive Economy in France collaborated to release the index to see the status of Hiroshima through various indicators.
Hiroshima Junior International Forum
The online forum that high school students in Japan and in the world discussed about global peace was held.