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2000 World Conference Against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs

2000 World Conference against A & H Bombs

International Meeting

(August 2 -4, Hiroshima)
Main Theme: Action and Cooperation for a Nuclear-Free 21st Century

Opening Session (Aug. 2)

Address of the Organizer...Sekiya Ayako / Organizing Committee
Greeting of the Hibakusha...Tanaka Terumi / General Secretary, Japan Confederation of A and H Bomb Suffers Organizations (Nihon Hidankyo)

Plenary Session (Aug.2-3)

Sub-Theme (1) Decision by all nuclear weapons states for abolition of nuclear weapons; Immediate start of international negotiations for a treaty totally banning and eliminating nuclear weapons; Ban on all kinds of nuclear tests and nuclear weapon developments; Renunciation of first-use of nuclear weapons; Non-use of nuclear weapons against non-nuclear weapons states.

Vernon Nichols...President, NGO Committee on Disarmament (NY)
Andreas Toupadakis...Former researcher of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Gerald O'Brien...President of Honour, Peace Council of Aotearoa New Zealand
Niu Qiang...Deputy Secretary General, Chinese People's Association for Peace and Disarmament
M.M. Varghese...Centre of Indian Trade Unions/President, All India BHEL Employees Union
Takakusaki Hiroshi...General Secretary, Japan Council against A & H Bombs (Gensuikyo)

Sub-Theme (2) Making countries, local municipalities and ports nuclear-free; Ban on bringing of nuclear arms into foreign territories, such as through Japan-US secret nuclear arrangements; Withdrawal of foreign military bases and troops; Dissolution of military alliances, including NATO and Japan-US military alliance; Opposition to policy of intervention and interference; Resolution of conflicts by peaceful means; Solidarity with movements for cut in military expenditure, protection of people's living and on environmental issues.

Ken Wyatt...Chairman, Secretariat Committee, International Nuclear-Free Zones Local Authorities
Lim Samjin...General Secretary, Green Korea United
Corazon Fabros...General Secretary, Nuclear-Free Philippines Coalition
Romesh Chandra...President of Honour, World Peace Council
Nguyen Van Loi...Member of Presidium, Vietnam Peace Committee
Suda Hiroshi...General Secretary, Japan Peace Committee
Abacca Anjain Madison...Senator, Marshall Islands
Asian Buddhist Conference for Peace

Sub-Theme (3) Solidarity with the Hibakusha of Hiroshima/Nagasaki, nuclear victims created through the process from uranium mining, nuclear arms production to nuclear tests; Informing world public of these nuclear damage and providing relief and compensation to the victims.

Kaneko Kazushi...Director, Hiroshima Federation of A and H Bomb Suffers Organizations
Renata Izmailova...Disabled Children's Facility "Alpamys"/ Kazakhstan
Nathalie Mironova...Movement for Nuclear Safety, Chelyabinsk / Russia
June Stark Casey...San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area Liaison for Peace Links/Hanford Downwinders
Hiroko Langinbelik...Rongelap victim of the 1954 Bikini hydrogen bomb test
Joseph Gerson...Program Coordinator of New England Office, American Friends Service Committee
Urkys Ilieva...President, International Environmental Association of Women of Orient
Zhenisgul Konarova...Executive Secretary, International Anti-nuclear Movement "Nevada-Samey"/a>
Tatiana Leschenko...President, Union of Nuclear Test Victims -Altai Branch
Anthony Guarisco...Director, Alliance of Atomic Veterans
Dennis Nelson...Utah downwinder of the Nevada Test Site
Gediminas Rimdeika...Director, Sapiega Hospital
Nakamura Terumi...Plaintiff Council, Nagasaki A-Bomb Matsuya Lawsuit

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