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Every Second Counts for the Survivors! – Peace Boat Hibakusha event with #Youth4Disarmament, a project of the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)
December 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (New York)
Monday, December 14 2020
Seventy-five years after the atomic bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the world still faces the grave threat of the existence of nuclear weapons and a nuclear arms race, despite the 75-year-long plea for their total abolition by hibakusha, survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as well as Global Hibakusha – those impacted by nuclear testing, uranium mining and other nuclear development around the world.
As the hibakusha age, there are fewer opportunities to listen to their first-hand stories are becoming. We, therefore, must continue honoring the Hibakusha by celebrating their lives and work. To honor them we must not simply remember them, but we must discuss possible actions we can take together and individually.
A discussion among the panelists will be followed by a youth-led question-and-answer session.
For more information about the Peace Boat Hibakusha Project Online, please see https://peaceboat.org/english/news/hibakusha-project-online.
Learn more about #Youth4Disarmament at https://www.youth4disarmament.org/