A member of the "Hibaksha International Signature" Liaison Committee seeking the complete elimination of nuclear weapons visited the United Nations headquarters in New York on the 11th and submitted a list of signatures exceeding 10 million pens to the United Nations. One of the members, Toshiki Fujimori (75), who lived in Hiroshima, lived in Nagano Prefecture, said after his submission, “I will continue to make efforts to eliminate nuclear weapons in cooperation with the world”.
Mr. Fujimori is the Deputy Director General of the Japan Atomic Bomb Victims Association. On that day, he handed over a signature catalog to UN Ambassador Yorenti Bolivia, chairman of the first committee of the UN General Assembly in charge of disarmament, and Deputy Secretary General Nakamizumi, head of the UN disarmament sector.
According to the liaison meeting, signatures have been collected from around the world since 2016, reaching 10.51 million pens by the end of last month. Aiming for more than 100 million brushes.
The Nuclear Weapons Convention adopted at the United Nations General Assembly in 2005 stipulates the total abolition of nuclear weapons. However, it has not yet reached the 50 countries / regions necessary for its entry into force, and Japan, the only A-bombed country, is also reluctant to ratify.
Mr. Fujimori said, “I feel that the current government and the people who want to eliminate nuclear weapons are getting stuck. (New York = Manabu Fujiwara)