High School Students from 14 countries Present the Hiroshima Declaration on Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Peacebuilding (The 6th Hiroshima Junior International Forum)
The Hiroshima Prefectural Government hosted the 6th Hiroshima Junior International Forum online for 4 days, from August 17 to 20. The goal of this annual event is to spread a message of peace to the world, deepen mutual understanding, and cultivate the next generation’s future leaders through discussions and exchanging views among participants.
This year’s participants were comprised of 38 Japanese high school students and 21 foreign students from 13 different countries.
During the forum, participants had lectures and group discussions regarding two themes; nuclear weapons abolition, and reconstruction and peacebuilding. In addition, they participated in an online tour of Peace Memorial Park, during which they listened to the testimony of an A-bomb survivor, Ms. Toshiko Tanaka. To conclude the event, participants created and presented the Hiroshima Declaration.
The Hiroshima Declaration includes sections on challenges and solutions regarding nuclear weapons abolition and peacebuilding, and the role of Hiroshima and youth in said issues. Through the declaration, participants hope to spread a message of peace to the world. You can refer to the Hiroshima Prefectural Government website for the full text of the Hiroshima Declaration and an outline of the forum.
We would be grateful for your assistance in raising international awareness of the Hiroshima Declaration, a message of peace from Hiroshima to the world.
International Affairs Division, Hiroshima Prefectural Government
(Liason: Makoto Ota)
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