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2020 World Conference against A and H Bombs (online)

August 1 @ 9:00 pm - August 8 @ 11:30 pm

2020 World Conference Against A and H Bombs (online)

Provisional Schedule & Program of the

2020 World Conference against A and H Bombs (as of May 21):

Theme: “With the Hibakusha, Let Us Achieve a Nuclear Weapon-free, Peaceful and Just World – for the Future of the Humankind and Our Planet”

 

International Meeting (Webinar: 1000 participants + YouTube)

August 2 (Sun): 10:00 am-12:30 pm (JST) / August 1, 9pm (EDT)

Report from the Organizer

Report from the Hibakusha

Guest speaker

Session I: Cooperation for the abolition of nuclear weapons, survival of humanity, peace and justice in the world

Session II: A nuclear-free, peaceful Asia and the role of Japan as the A-bombed country:

Announcement of the Organizer’s Statement

Note: We will make effort to take as much time to ensure Q and A and free discussions by participants.

 

World Conference – Hiroshima Day Rally (Webinar: 1000 participants + YouTube)

August 6 (Thu): 10:00 am-12:30 pm (JST) / August 5, 9pm (EDT)

Keynote by the Organizer

Report of the Hibakusha

Guest Speakers (Hiroshima Mayor, UN, governments)

Introduction of messages

Session I: Cooperation for a world without nuclear weapons

Wide range of speakers for broader cooperation from Japan and abroad

Session II: Grass-roots movements from Japan and abroad

Speakers from grass-roots movement from Japan and abroad

Announcement of the start of the “Peace Wave” international joint action

Cultural program

Appeal from Hiroshima on behalf of the organizer

 

World Conference – Nagasaki Day Rally (webnair 1000 participants + YouTube)

August 9 (Sun): 10:00am -12:30 pm (JST) / August 8, 9am (EDT)

Introduction of messages

Report from the Organizer

Report of the Hibakusha

Guest Speakers (Nagasaki Mayor, Governments)

Introduction of messages

Session I: Cooperation for a world without nuclear weapons

Wide range of speakers for broader cooperation from Japan and abroad

Session II: Grass-roots movements from Japan and abroad

Speakers from grass-roots movement from Japan and abroad

Cultural program

Announcement of the end of the “Peace Wave” international joint action

Adoption of the Letter from Nagasaki to All Governments of the World

 

Organizing Committee-sponsored 3 Special Sessions (during Aug. 2-9, Dates & Time: TBA)

1) Supporting the Hibakusha, inheriting and disseminating their stories

2) Solidarity with Okinawa and removal of foreign military bases

3) Solidarity with the Hibakusha and Agent Orange/dioxin victims

4) For a nuclear weapon-free and peaceful Northeast Asia and Korean Peninsula

 

Side events (self-organized)

Scientists Forum

Women’s Rally

Ring Link Zero (youth event), etc. are being planned.

 

“Peace Wave” International Joint Actions:

We call on you to organize creative and diverse “Peace Wave” international joint actions all over the world on August 6 – 9, 2020, making the abolition of nuclear weapons as the common objective and the signature campaign in support of the “Appeal of the Hibakusha” for the elimination of nuclear weapons as a common form of actions. In Japan, we will symbolically start actions with silent prayer at 8:15am of August 6 and end the actions at 11:02am of August 9.

 

We welcome your planned events/actions for the Peace Wave and in solidarity with the World Conference.

Please contact: Japan Council against A and H Bombs (Gensuikyo)

                          Email: antiatom@topaz.plala.or.jp

Details

Start:
August 1 @ 9:00 pm
End:
August 8 @ 11:30 pm
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