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In Geneva, students from Japan call for nuclear abolition

Aug 31, 2018

In Geneva, students from Japan call for nuclear abolition

Student peace ambassadors from Japan earlier this week called for the abolition of nuclear weapons at a reception in Geneva. In front of about 60 foreign diplomats at an event hosted by the Japanese delegation on the sidelines of the Conference on Disarmament, the 20 ...

Peace Boat leaves for anti-nuke tour of Asia and Oceania

Jan 8, 2018

Peace Boat leaves for anti-nuke tour of Asia and Oceania

A ship chartered by Japan-based Peace Boat, a nongovernmental organization that works closely with the Nobel Peace Prize-winning International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), left Yokohama on Monday for an extended tour of Asia and Oceania. People on board the ship will promote nuclear ...

Anti-nuclear campaign ICAN awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 6, 2017

Anti-nuclear campaign ICAN awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Nuclear disarmament group International Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its decade-long campaign to rid the world of the atomic bomb at a time when nuclear-fueled crises deepen around North Korea and Iran. More than 70 years since ...

U.N. disarmament head gives first briefing on Syria chemical weapons

May 24, 2017

U.N. disarmament head gives first briefing on Syria chemical weapons

Izumi Nakamitsu, the United Nations' new head of disarmament, gave her first briefing to the 15-member Security Council on Tuesday, focusing on the latest developments on chemical weapons in Syria. As the high representative for disarmament affairs, the Japanese is in charge of a wide-ranging ...