3-3Create a peaceful world
On August 6, 1947, Hiroshima City delivered its first Peace Declaration. Ever since, the city has been telling the world about the reality of the A-bomb damage and calling for lasting world peace. After the Bikini Incident of 1954 (when a Japanese fishing boat was contaminated by radioactive fallout from an U.S. hydrogen bomb test on the Bikini Atoll), grassroots movements for the abolition of nuclear weapons quickly surged. Current activities include medical support for people exposed to radiation from nuclear tests and nuclear power plant accidents.
Nuclear weapons and humankind cannot coexist indefinitely. Today more than ever, we must all embrace the A-bomb survivors’ desire to ensure that no one else will suffer their pain and sorrow. We must inherit their determination and pass it on to future generations.