This is the Nagasaki Statement summarising some of the central themes of the 61st Pugwash Conference on Science and International Affairs in Nagasaki.
The 61st Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs “Nagasaki’s Voice: Remember Your Humanity” 1-5 November 2015, Nagasaki, Japan
Nagasaki Declaration of the Pugwash Council
5 November 2015
“Let Nagasaki be the last.” Seventy years after the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we are still faced with the imminent dangers posed by thousands of nuclear warheads. Atomic bomb survivors (Hibakusha) are on average above 80 years old. To this day they suffer from the effects of the nuclear attacks that devastated their lives. The Pugwash Council hears the voices of the Hibakusha calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons. We urge world leaders to heed their call now.
The menace of nuclear weapons is still growing. Nuclear disarmament is stalled. Conflicts are multiplying. Stockpiles of weapon-usable materials are increasing worldwide. The risks of intentional or accidental nuclear weapons use will always exist until nuclear weapons are legally banned…
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