At the Second Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons to be held at the United Nations Headquarters in November, Japan has decided to send two atomic bomb survivors. By testifying to the A-bomb experiences to participants from various countries, he hopes to appeal to the international community about the threat posed by nuclear weapons.
The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which bans all nuclear weapons, has entered into force and has been ratified by 69 countries and regions so far, and the second Conference of the Parties is scheduled to be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA, in November and December.
In conjunction with this meeting, the Japan Hidankyo = Japan Council of Atomic and Hydrogen Bomb Victims' Organizations decided to dispatch two A-bomb survivors, Representative Committee Member Tomoyuki Minomaki and Secretary-General Kido Kiichi.
In addition to requesting representatives of the A-bomb survivors to speak on behalf of the A-bomb survivors, we will appeal to the international community about the threat of nuclear weapons by testifying to the participants of each country about their experiences of the atomic bombings.
In addition, nuclear-weapon states such as the United States and Russia and Japan under the U.S. nuclear umbrella are not participating in the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and the Japan Respondents Association has asked the government to ratify the treaty and participate in the conference as an observer.
In an interview with NHK, Kido Kiichi said, "I would like to reiterate that the fact that nuclear weapons have not been used since the end of World War II is the result of the efforts of citizens around the world, including atomic bomb survivors, and to show our determination to continue to protect humanity from nuclear weapons."