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The 2009 World Conference
Against A&H Bombs

Program of the 2009 World Conference against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs (Provisional)

Contact: Organizing Committee of
the World Conference against A & H Bombs

Heiwa-to-rodo Center 6F, 2-4-4
Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8464.
Phone: +81-3-5842-6034,
Fax: +81-3-5842-6033
Email: intl(a)antiatom.org

Main theme of the 2009 World Conference against A & H Bombs:

For a Nuclear Weapon-Free, Peaceful and Just World

Conference Schedule:

Aug. 2(Sun.) Arrival in Hiroshima; Information meeting for overseas delegates (19:00-20:00, Hotel Sunroute Hiroshima)
Aug. 3(Mon.)|5(Wed.) International Meeting (at WelCity Hiroshima- Kosei Nenkin Kaikan)
Aug. 6 (Thurs.) Hiroshima Rally (Prefectural Gymnasium)
Aug. 7(Fri.) Move from Hiroshima to Nagasaki
Aug. 7(Fri.)--9(Sun.) 2009 World Conference against A & H Bombs - Nagasaki (Nagasaki Shimin Kaikan Gymnasium)

1. International Meeting, 2009 World Conference against A & H Bombs

Venue: WelCity Hiroshima - Kosei Nenkin Kaikan (3-3 Kakomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima. Phone: 082-243-8881)
Representatives from peace organizations in Japan and overseas will report their activities and exchange their views of the situation and tasks facing us. A common view of the participants will be reflected in a declaration of the meeting adopted in the Closing session on August 5.
Aug. 3 (Mon.) 14:00-19:00 Opening and Plenary Sessions
Aug. 4 (Tue.) 09:30-18:00 Plenary Session (morning) and Workshops (afternoon)
Aug. 5 (Wed.) 10:00-11:30 Closing Session


2. 2009 World Conference against A & H Bombs - Hiroshima

Aug. 5 (Wed.) 15:00-17:00 International Youth Rally: gLet Us Get Rid of Nuclear Weapons!h 2009 in Hiroshima (WelCity Hiroshima)
18:30-20:30 Solidarity Forum of Overseas Delegates and Hiroshima Citizens
Aug. 6 (Thurs.) 08:00-8:45 Hiroshima City Peace Memorial Ceremony (Peace Park)
13:00-15:30 Hiroshima Rally, 2009 World Conference (Prefectural Gymnasium)
19:30-20:30 Lantern floating ceremony (Motomachi River Park)


3. 2009 World Conference against A & H Bombs - Nagasaki

Aug. 7 (Fri.) Morning Move from Hiroshima to Nagasaki by chartered bus/train
15:30-18:00 Opening Plenary, 2009 World Conference against A & H Bombs - Nagasaki
(Nagasaki Shimin Kaikan Gymnasium, 5 -1 Uono-machi, Nagasaki.
Phone: 095- 825-1400)
19:00-21:00 International Youth Rally: gLet Us Get Rid of Nuclear Weapons!h
2009 in Nagasaki (Nagasaki Shimin Kaikan Gymnasium)
Aug.8 (Sat.)
Forum/Workshops/field trips, etc. throughout Nagasaki City
13:00-16:00 Forum (13:00-16:00): gDialogue between Government representatives and NGOsh
(Nakabe Auditorium, Nagasaki University, 1-14 Bunkyo-machi, Nagasaki. Phone: 095-819-2055)
09:30-15:00 Workshops:
1. For a nuclear weapon-free world: Efforts & experiences of grass-root movements
2. For a nuclear weapon-free world: Grass-roots efforts and worldwide movements
3. For a nuclear-free and peaceful Asia
4. Nuclear-Free movement: Cooperation between local governments and citizens
5. No to gnuclear umbrellah: campaigns against military bases; homeporting of nuclear vessels
6. Article 9 and nuclear weapons abolition
7. Learning and educating people of damage and suffering caused by A-bombs
8. Solidarity with the Hibakusha/A-bomb collective lawsuits
9. Nuclear power and nuclear weapons abolition
10. Global environment and nuclear weapons abolition
11. Culture of anti-nuclear peace
12. Reducing military spending, overcoming social gaps and poverty and nuclear weapons abolition
13. Forum for the youth: learning the issues, exchanging views, meeting the Hibakusha

14. Learning the nuclear issues with visual materials and interactive lectures
--- Special meeting for high-school students

Field trips:
15. Visit to Sasebo U.S. Naval Base
16. Visit to A-bomb ruins/monuments in Nagasaki
17. Meeting for boys and girls
Evening No Nukes! Womenfs Forum 2009 (Nagasaki Shimin Kaikan Gymnasium)
Aug. 9 (Sun.) 10:30-13:00 Closing Plenary, 2009 World Conference against A & H Bombs - Nagasaki
(Nagasaki Shimin Kaikan Gymnasium)
14:00-15:00 Nagasaki Day Signature Campaign (Kuroganebashi Bridge)
18:00-20:00 Farewell Party for overseas delegates

Some Logistic Information:

Location of the on-site Conference Secretariat:
Hiroshima: Hotel Sunroute Hiroshima (August 2 - 6)
3-3-1, Otemachi Naka-ku, Hiroshima City. Phone: 082-249-3600
Nagasaki: Washington Hotel (August 7 - 9)
9-1 Shinchi-machi, Nagasaki City, Nagasaki City. Phone:095-828-1211

Travel to Hiroshima/Nagasaki:

Overseas delegates are requested to arrive in Hiroshima in time for the information meeting for overseas delegates from 19:00 on August 2 at Hotel Sunroute Hiroshima, where conference proceedings and other details will be explained.

Please refer to <http://www.hcvb.city.hiroshima.jp/e_navigator/> for travel information, including how to reach Hiroshima. The closest international airports are Hiroshima, Fukuoka and Kansai (Osaka).
Organizing Committee will arrange chartered bus transportation from Hiroshima to Nagasaki on August 7 for conference participants (free of charge).Information on travel to Nagasaki is available at <http://www.at-nagasaki.jp/foreign/english/>.


On request, the Organizing Committee will arrange hotels in Hiroshima and/or Nagasaki for the conference participants. Room charge will be around 8000 - 10000 for a single room, and 14000 - 18000 for a twin/double room per night, including breakfast. Please indicate your need in the pre-registration form.
For peace movement representatives, there is a limited capacity for accommodation with local families in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Honorarium to host families will be covered by the Organizing Committee. If you need such accommodation, please let us know.

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