It has been revealed that UN Secretary-General António Guterres will attend the Peace Memorial Ceremony in Hiroshima City for the first time on August 6th, the day of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

As Russia's military invasion of Ukraine raises the threat of nuclear weapons, the Secretary-General is expected to send a message from the A-bombed areas that the United Nations will work toward the realization of a world free of nuclear weapons.

According to people familiar with the matter, UN Secretary-General António Guterres decided to attend the Peace Memorial Ceremony at the Peace Park in Hiroshima City on August 6th, the day of the Hiroshima Atomic Bombing, and coordinated a specific schedule with Hiroshima City. It means that we are proceeding with.

Secretary-General Guteres has visited Japan for the fourth time since taking office, and in 2018 he attended the Peace Memorial Ceremony in Nagasaki City on the day of the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb on August 9, 2018. Was not realized due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, and this is the first time.



In addition, the incumbent UN Secretary-General will attend the Peace Memorial Ceremony in Hiroshima City for the first time in 12 years since then Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon attended in 2010.



Secretary-General António Guterres is expected to send a message from the bombed area, Hiroshima, as the United Nations will work toward the realization of a world free of nuclear weapons as Russia's military invasion of Ukraine raises the threat of nuclear weapons.



Also, from August 1st, a review meeting of the NPT = Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty will be held in New York for the first time in seven years to discuss the direction of nuclear disarmament in the world. It also seems to be aimed at encouraging an agreement on nuclear disarmament.

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