Regarding the first Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which ended with the adoption of the "Vienna Declaration" aiming to realize a "world without nuclear weapons," Japanese NGOs active in the field adopted the "Declaration with a concrete action plan." It was a meeting that made us feel a new era. "

The Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons held in Vienna, the capital of Austria, called on the international community to realize a "world without nuclear weapons" and the "Vienna Declaration", which summarizes concrete efforts toward the abolition of nuclear weapons. The plan was adopted and closed.

A Japanese NGO that was active in the field held an online event to summarize the conference on the night of the 24th.

Among them, Akira Kawasaki, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, said, "It was a great success that the action plan for the abolition of nuclear weapons was adopted with a declaration of intention to realize it, and it is a new era. It was a meeting that made me feel. "

On the other hand, he said, "Because Japan did not participate as an observer, it may have been cut off from Hiroshima and Nagasaki to convey nuclear damage," he said, pointing out that he missed the opportunity to appeal to the international community. Did.

In addition, Yuta Takahashi, a university student from Hiroshima who carried out activities such as communicating the voices of A-bomb survivors to the representatives of each country, said, "Many countries are seriously facing the proposals from civil society and the movement to incorporate them in the document is impressive. On the other hand, I would like to ask the Japanese government, which did not participate this time, the significance of its existence as an A-bombed country. "