Hiroshima Mayor to UN: 370,000 Signatures for Nuclear DisarmamentOctober 27, 2008
NEW YORK, Oct. 27 (AP) – (Kyodo)—Hiroshima Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba on Monday handed at least 370,000 signatures to U.N. General Assembly President Miguel d’Escoto, calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons.
Akiba met with d’Escoto at U.N. headquarters in New York, where he and a group of atomic bomb survivors attended a U.N. meeting on nuclear weapon issues.
At least 20,000 of the 370,000 signatures were those of high school students, collected by their peers in Hiroshima.
A five-day photo exhibition of the aftermath of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima and Nagasaki opened at the United Nations on Monday.
“I cannot forget what I saw on that day — even today,” Kikuyo Nakamura, 84, an atomic bomb survivor from Nagasaki City, said in a speech, calling for the world community to join her in creating a peaceful world.
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