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Appeal for a Total Ban on Nuclear Weapons Petition Launched

On the Start of the New Signature Campaign in Support of “Appeal for a Total Ban on Nuclear Weapons”

February 15, 2011 in Hiroshima, Nagasaki & Tokyo

Dear friends,

First of all, I want to express my gratitude to you and all the other friends in Japan and overseas who have given us support in preparing to launch the new signature campaign.

At present, when we will soon see the 66th Summer of the tragedies of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the world is rapidly changing in terms of nuclear weapons. With our actions in New York, or in many other cities around the world, the NPT Review Conference in May last year declared it as its goal “to achieve the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons”, and called on all states to make “special efforts” to establish a framework for it, focusing on the proposal of UN Secretary General Ban KI-moon for the start of negotiations on a convention banning nuclear weapons.

The outcome of the session of the UN General assembly towards the end of the la…