Nuclear Weapons Convention Treaty Signing and ratification as early as possible Mayor Nagasaki August 9 at 14:10
Mayor Tagami of Nagasaki City requested the Japanese government and others to sign and ratify the Nuclear Weapons Convention as early as possible in the Peace Declaration at the Peace Memorial Ceremony for the 75th year of the atomic bombing that took place on the 9th.
In this, Mayor Tagami of Nagasaki City quoted the note of composer Fumio Kino, who lost his wife and children in the atomic bomb, and accused the A-bomb victims of never having the same experience again. , He said that the dread of nuclear weapons has not reached the world enough.
He added, ``Just as we did not notice the fear until the new coronavirus infection began to spread around us, if human beings did not notice the threat until nuclear weapons were used, it would be irretrievable. It will not be there."
Calling the younger generations on the common correlate of the new coronavirus, global warming, and the issue of nuclear weapons that people living on the earth are the parties involved, we call for a step toward the realization of a world without nuclear weapons. It was.
In addition, we ask leaders from all over the world to show an effective course of nuclear disarmament, and ask the Japanese government and members of parliament to sign and ratify the Nuclear Weapons Convention as soon as possible as an A-bomb surviving country, and to Asked to consider building a nuclear weapons zone.
In addition, he called for further support for survivors suffering from disabilities and relief for "experienced survivors" who were outside the region designated by the national government as the survivors.
"Nagasaki Peace Declaration" (full text)
The full text of the "Peace Declaration" read by Mayor Tagami at the Peace Memorial Ceremony on the 9th Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Day.
It's been 75 years since the day when the atomic bomb hit our city.
We are still in the “world with nuclear weapons” in the third quarter of the century. Why are we humans still unable to eliminate nuclear weapons?
Isn't it possible to throw away this terrible weapon, which takes human life regretlessly, does not allow human-like death, and carries the suffering of radiation for the rest of its life?
Fumio Kino, a composer who lost his wife and children to the atomic bomb on August 9, 75 years ago and continued to convey their sadness and feelings for peace through music, wrote in a note:
The tragedy unfolded under the red-black spread of the atomic cloud of that day that was deeply engraved on my chest, the appearance of fire and fire burned by Bello Bello, charred like carbon, rumbling and rubble like logs. A myriad of corpses that were lying inside, hair burned, a woman wandering with loose eyes (humans), and such various illusions come back vividly and vividly on August 9th. ..
A-bomb survivors have desperately told us what happened under the atomic cloud, as we must never let anyone else experience this hellish experience again. However, the real horror of nuclear weapons has not yet reached the world.
Just as we were unaware of its fear until the new coronavirus infection began to spread around us, if humans were unaware of the threat until nuclear weapons were used, it would be irreparable. It will be decided.
<50th anniversary of the entry into force of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty> This
is the 50th anniversary of the entry into force of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
This treaty is a very important agreement for mankind, which promises to "do not increase the number of nuclear weapons states anymore" and "to make sincere efforts for nuclear disarmament."
However, in recent years, there has been an increasing movement among nuclear-weapon states to renounce their promises for nuclear disarmament, including the abolition of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.
Not only that, new high-performance nuclear weapons and easy-to-use small nuclear weapons are being developed and deployed.
As a result, the threat of nuclear weapons being used has become a reality.
"100 seconds left".
This crisis is symbolized by the fact that the "end-of-life clock", which indicates the time until the destruction of the earth, points to the shortest time to date this year.
The Nuclear Weapons Convention, which was adopted by the United Nations three years ago, clarifies the human race's intention to "eliminate nuclear weapons."
Some nuclear states and those under the umbrella of nuclear weapons say that it is too early to make this treaty.
Nuclear disarmament is too late.
It should be remembered that the abolition of nuclear weapons is now the first commitment of the United Nations General Assembly that humankind has imposed on itself, now that we have reached the milestone of 75 years since the atomic bombing and 75 years since the creation of the United Nations.
<Two “keys” of the Pope>
Last year, when the Pope visited Nagasaki, he spoke two key words.
One is the words, "In order to realize a peaceful world free from nuclear weapons, it is necessary for everyone to participate."
The other is the phrase, "We must break the flow of mutual distrust now expanding."
I call on everyone in the world.
There are countless ways we can participate in peace. Many people applauded the medical personnel who continue to challenge the new coronavirus by praising and
applauding the A-bomb survivors who continued to warn the world
Until today, 75 years after the atomic bombing, I would like to give my heartfelt respect and appreciation to the A-bomb survivors who have endured physical and emotional pains and have told painful experiences and continued to issue warnings for people around the world. Let's applaud.
The applause of just 10 seconds spreads the circle of peace.
The wishes for peace are also expressed in the books of high school students in today's large tents. A small act of folding a paper crane can convey your thoughts on peace.
Let's firmly and firmly root the "culture of peace" in civil society.
<New Corona/Global Warming/Nuclear Weapons Everyone is “Participant”>
Common to the problems of new coronavirus infectious diseases, global warming, and nuclear weapons is that we all are "parties".
Do you need nuclear weapons for the future Earth you live in?
Let us work together and pave the way for a world without nuclear weapons.
<To world leaders>
We appeal to leaders from all over the world.
Break the flow of "mutual distrust" and aim to build "trust" through dialogue.
Now is the time to choose actions for “solidarity” rather than “dividing”.
At the NPT Review Conference scheduled to be held next year, we urge you to show an effective course of nuclear disarmament, including the reduction of nuclear weapons in the United States and Russia, which are nuclear superpowers.
<To the Japanese government and the Diet members>
We appeal to the Japanese government and the Diet members.
As a country that has experienced the fear of nuclear weapons, please sign and ratify the Nuclear Weapons Convention as soon as possible, and consider building a Northeast Asia nuclear-weapon-free zone.
Permanently adhere to the idea of peace of the Constitution of Japan with the determination to "do not war".
And we will seek further relief for the survivors who have not been recognized as survivors, as well as further support for survivors suffering from disabilities after the atomic bomb.
<Everyone and solidarity
work hard to eliminate nuclear weapons> It has been nine years since the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Nagasaki supports the people of Fukushima who are struggling for recovery as a town that has experienced the threat of radioactivity.
Nagasaki lost many lives in Hiroshima, Okinawa, and in the war, sincerely for all those who could not attend the ceremony today due to the new coronavirus, and to all those who died in the atomic bomb. We hereby declare that we will continue to work together in the abolition of nuclear weapons and the realization of permanent peace in solidarity with the towns of experience and all those who seek peace.