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Democracy Breaks Out at the UN

 On July 7, 2017, at a UN Conference mandated by the UN General Assembly to negotiate a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons, the only weapons of mass destruction yet to be banned, 122 nations completed the job after three weeks, accompanied by a celebratory outburst of cheers, tears, and applause among hundreds of activists, [...]

2017-07-18T15:16:16+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Hiroshima, Nagasaki, United Nations|

Setsuko Thurlow Gives Final Remarks at Ban Treaty Adoption

CLICK ON SPEAKER ICON TO TURN ON AUDIO Hibakusha Stories team member Setsuko Thurlow was given the honor of giving the final remarks upon the adoption of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons by the negotiations president Elayne Whyte Gómez. Transcript: Delegates, NGO colleagues, dear friends, I never thought I would see [...]

The Moment When the UN Voted To Ban The Bomb

Heidi Hunter writes: The moment in history when the UN voted to Ban the Bomb! July 7th! 2017. Tears!!! All in favor of treaty except 1 and 1 abstention. From Robert Croonquist: "Just now the United Nations adopted a treaty for the prohibition of nuclear weapons leading to their total [...]

Setsuko Thurlow Speaks At the UN

Setsuko Thurlow, survivor of nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, speaks at the Nuclear Ban Treaty Negotiations, United Nations in New York on 28th of March, 2017. Says Setsuko: "Madame President and delegates, I am honored to be given this opportunity as a survivor from Hiroshima to speak of this historic occasion. Already 72 years [...]

2017-05-29T08:46:53+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Setsuko Thurlow, United Nations|