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2021 World Conference against A and H Bombs

Sun August 1 @ 9:00 pm - Mon August 9 @ 2:30 am EDT

2021 World Conference Against A and H Bombs

Main Theme:

With the Hibakusha, Let Us Achieve a Nuclear Weapon-free,

Peaceful and Just World – for the 

Future of Humankind and Our Planet

 

(*All times indicated are in Japan Standard Time.  JST is 13 hours ahead of EDT, so Monday, August 2, 10am in Japan is Sunday, August 1, 9pm in Massachusetts)

 

August 2 (Monday)

International Meeting

10:00-12:30 JST

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87192635570

 See Detailed Agenda Below

August 6 (Friday)

Hiroshima Day Rally

10:00-12:30 JST

 See Detailed Agenda Below

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85717276841

On-site Program in Hiroshima

Hiroshima Forum in solidarity with the Hibakusha

14:00-15:30 JST

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81919518697

 

August 9 (Monday)

Nagasaki Day Rally

10:00-12:30 JST

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83251320158

See Detailed Agenda Below


On-site Program in Nagasaki:

Nagasaki Forum in solidarity with the Hibakusha

13:30-15:00 JST

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89211044352

 


Forums on Various Themes
Solidarity with Okinawa and removal of foreign military bases

14:00-16:00 Thursday, August 5

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81193457069

 

60 years of damage from Agent Orange and solidarity with the AO victims

15:00-17:00 Wednesday, August 4

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81421508482

 

A Nuclear weapon-free and peaceful Asia and the role of people’s movements

10:00-12:00 Saturday, August 7

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86052449385

Details of each event are below:

 

August 2 (Monday)

 

International Meeting, 2021 World Conference

10:00-12:30 (JST) (Zoom webinar format with Japanese-English simultaneous translation)

Opening Session:

• Organizer’s report: NOGUCHI Kunikazu, Steering Committee Co-Chair of the World Conference Organizing Committee

• Greetings by Nihon Hidankyo: KIDO Sueichi, Secretary General of the Japan Confederation of A-and H-Bomb Sufferers Organizations (Nihon Hidankyo)

• Presentation of messages

• Declaration to launch the “Peace Wave 2021”

 

Session I: Global actions for achieving a total prohibition of nuclear weapons  

• Jackie Cabasso, Western States Legal Foundation, USA

• Dave Webb, Chair, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, UK

• Oleg Bodrov, Public Council of the Gulf of Finland, Russia

• Ludo de Brabander, Vrede, Belgium

• YASUI Masakazu, Japan Council against A and H Bombs (Gensuikyo)

 

Session II: Actions in Asia for achieving a total prohibition of nuclear weapons

• Joseph Gerson, Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security, USA

• Yayoi Tsuchida, Japan Council against A and H Bombs

• Lee Jun Kyu, Senior Researcher, Institute for Unification and Peace Policy, Hanshin University, ROK

• Dong Huy Cuong, Secretary General, Vietnam Peace Committee

• Achin Vanaik, Founding member, Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace, India

 

Closing Session: 

• Questions & Answers/ comments from the floor

• Organizer’s Statement (to be prepared by the Organizing Committee in consultation with participating organizations from abroad, and should include agreed demands and joint activities)

• Closing remarks

 

August 6 (Friday)

 

2021 World Conference against A and H Bombs – Hiroshima Day Rally

Time: 10:00-12:30 JST (Zoom webinar format; With Japanese-English simultaneous translation)

 

• Opening short movie: “Grass-roots voices change the world”

• Organizer’s keynote report: TOMIDA Koji, Drafting Committee Chair

 

Guest speakers:  

• Ambassador Alexander Kmentt, Director, Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of Austria

 

• Greetings by Matsui Kazumi, Mayor of Hiroshima (TBC)

• Appeal by the Hibakusha: MIMAKI Toshiyuki, National Board member, Nihon Hidankyo

• Presentation of messages

 

Session 1: “Joint efforts for a nuclear weapon-free world” 

• Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

• Carlos Umaña, Co-President, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW)

• TAKEMOTO Masahiro, Climate Change activist, Japan

• MEKATA Motoko, Steering Committee member, Japan Campaign to Ban Landmines

 

• Cultural program: A-bomb poem reading by SAITO Tomoko & Performance by Japan Singing Voice Group

 

Session 2 “Exchange of grass-roots movements of Japan and the world”

• Ludo de Brabander, Vrede, Belgium

• Bak Hayoung, Solidarity for Peace and Reunification of Korea (SPARK), ROK

• Japanese grass-roots groups

 

Special Session: “TPNW and Japan”

• Japanese parliamentarians will discuss the TPNW and public opinion in the light of the forthcoming General Elections in autumn.

 

• Adoption of Hiroshima Appeal (Statement on behalf of the organizer)

• Closing remarks

 

On-site Program in Hiroshima

Hiroshima Forum in solidarity with the Hibakusha

Time: 14:00-15:30 JST

 

Venue: Main Hall on the 3rd Floor, Road Building, Hiroshima

Format: Hybrid event combing an in-person gathering and a zoom online webinar

Program: Testimonies of the Hibakusha; Greetings by Hiroshima Mayor; Cultural program;

Announcement of the Appeal (TBC)

Co-sponsors: World Conference Organizing Committee and the Hiroshima Organizing Committee

 

 

August 9 (Monday)

 

2021 World Conference against A and H Bombs – Nagasaki Day Rally

Time: 10:00-12:30 JST (Zoom webinar format; With Japanese-English simultaneous translation)

 

Program:

• Opening short movie: “Grass-roots voices change the world”

• Organizer’s keynote report: ANZAI Ikuro, member of the Committee of Chairpersons

 

Guest speakers 

• Ambassador Syed Hasrin Aidid, Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the U.N.

• Ambassador Melba Pria, Ambassador of Mexico to Japan (TBC)

 

• Greetings by TAUE Tomihisa, Mayor of Nagasaki

 

 

• Appeals by the Hibakusha/Nuclear victims

  • Nagasaki A-Bomb survivor
  • Lee Gyu-yeol, President, Korean Atomic Bomb Casualty Association, ROK

 

• Presentation of messages

• Minute of silence

 

Session 1: “Joint efforts for a nuclear weapon-free world” 

• Philip Jennings, Co-President, International Peace Bureau (IPB)

• Tina Ebro, Asia Coordinator, Asia-Europe People’s Forum (AEPF)

• SHINOHARA Yoshinori, Executive Director, World Conference of Religions for Peace-Japan

 

• Cultural program: A-bomb poem reading by SAITO Tomoko & Performance by Japan Singing Voice Group

 

Session 2: “Exchange of grass-roots movements of Japan and the world”

• Ralph Hutchison, Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance, USA

• Roland Nivet, National Secretary, French Peace Movement

• Nguyen Van Rinh, President, Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange

• Representatives of Japanese grass-roots groups/ Peace Marchers

 

• Concluding report of the “Peace Wave 2021”

• Announcement of the “Letter to Governments of the World”

• Closing remarks

 

On-site Program in Nagasaki:

Nagasaki Forum in solidarity with the Hibakusha

Time: 13:30-15:00 JST

 

Local Venue: Auditorium, Nagasaki-ken Kinro Fukushi Kaikan

Format: Hybrid event combing an in-person gathering and a zoom online webinar

Program: Nagasaki Hibakusha’s testimonies; Greetings by Nagasaki Mayor (TBC)

Co-sponsors: World Conference Organizing Committee and the Nagasaki Organizing Committee

 

 

August 2 (Monday) – August 8 (Sunday)

 

Forums on Various Themes (Each organized for 2 hours; Zoom online system)

 

  1. With the Hibakusha, Let Us Achieve a Nuclear Weapon-Free, Peaceful and Just World: Aiming to Achieve Japan’s Accession to the TPNW

Date/Time: 14:00-16:00, Sunday, August 8

 

  1. Solidarity with Okinawa and removal of foreign military bases

Date/Time: 14:00-16:00 Thursday, August 5 (JP-EN translation available)

 

Speakers:

Joseph Gerson (CPDC, USA)

LisaLinda Natividad (Guahan Coalition for Peace and Justice, Guam)

Choi Sung-Hee (Gangjeong Peace Network, ROK)

Okinawa

 

III.    60 years of damage from Agent Orange and solidarity with the AO victims

(JP-VN translation available)

Date/Time: 15:00-17:00 Wednesday, August 4

 

  1. A Nuclear weapon-free and peaceful Asia and the role of people’s movements

(JP-EN translation available)

Date/Time: 10:00-12:00 Saturday, August 7

 

Lecture by Hiroshi Taka (Gensuikyo)

Speakers:

Yayoi Tsuchdia (Gensuikyo, Japan)

Kim Jinyoung (People’s Solidarity for Social Progress, ROK)

Corazon Fabros (Philippines)

Achin Vanaik (India). 

 

Let’s discuss nuclear weapons, economy and environment

Speakers: Hiroshi TAKA (Gensuikyo), HAMA Noriko (Economist), TAKEMOTO Masahiro (Climate activist)

Date/Time: 14:00-16:00 Saturday, August 7

 

 

2021 Peace Wave Global Joint Actions (August 2 – 9)

We call on the world to join the 2021 Peace Wave Actions for the elimination of nuclear weapons which will circle around the globe from August 2 to 9. 

Please send us your action plans. 

For details: http://www.antiatom.org/english/world_conference/peacewave.html

Details

Start:
Sun August 1 @ 9:00 pm EDT
End:
Mon August 9 @ 2:30 am EDT
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