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3-3-1-3Mayors for Peace

 

At the second UN Special Session on Disarmament held in New York on June 24, 1982, Hiroshima Mayor Takeshi Araki introduced the "Program to Promote the Solidarity of Cities toward the Total Abolition of Nuclear Weapons." The goal was to blaze a path toward nuclear abolition through inter-city cooperation across national borders. Subsequently, the mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki solicited support for this plan from mayors around the world, and cities (municipalities) that stepped up to support the program now comprise the membership of Mayors for Peace. In 1991, it was registered as an NGO (non-governmental organization) with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. By the mid-2010s, Mayors for Peace had over 6,000 member cities in 160 nations and regions, including nuclear-weapon states. The populations of member cities represent approximately 1/7th of the global population.

East Building second floor 3 Hiroshima History