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An article by CPNN based on the news flash of Mayors for Peace
The March 2018 news flash of Mayors for Peace describes initiatives around the world.
16 new members were added, bringing the total membership to 7,558 cities in 163 countries. Seven of these came from Iran where there are now 997 member cities. Six came from Italy, where there are now 504 member cities. Two new cities came from Germany and one from Japan.
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Mayors for Peace is now running a project to distribute seeds from A-bombed trees to all member cities wishing to receive them. It is hoped that the acts of raising the second-generation A-bombed trees will help raise citizen’s awareness of peace. As of November 2017, seeds or seedlings had been distributed to cities in Belgium, Spain, Germany, Norway, Australia, Russia, Canada, UK, Switzerland, slovenia, Switzerland, France, Italy, USa, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kazakhstan and Korea.
Youth are invited to apply for the 2018 Youth Exchange Programe for the “Hiroshima and Peace” course. Click here for details.
The UK & Ireland Mayors, Provosts and Leaders for Peace Chapter will hold its Chapter meeting on Friday, March 23, in Leeds Civic Hall. At the meeting, it is planned to encourage Mayors, Provosts and senior councillors that attend the meeting to also sign the ICAN pledge to work for a nuclear weapons free world that has been developed for local and national politicians.
Visit the following links for articles from the Hiroshima Peace Media Center of the CHUGOKU SHIMBUN:
. – A-bomb survivor Shigeaki Mori to visit U.S. for first time in May
– 31 officials from 9 nations attend training in Hiroshima
– Hiroshima mayor criticizes new U.S. nuclear strategy
– Criticism mounts against comment by Japanese foreign minister
– A-bomb survivor donates late sister’s belongings to Peace Museum