SUPPORT MAYORS FOR PEACE VISION 2020
We undersigned strongly urge the City Council, the Mayor and Citizens to take steady steps to join Mayors for Peace 2020 Vision and stating that the City and Citizens supports the Program to Promote the Solidarity of Cities toward the Total Abolition of Nuclear Weapons
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We undersigned strongly urge the City Council, the Mayor and Citizens to take steady steps to join Mayors for Peace 2020 Vision and stating that the City and Citizens support the Program to Promote the Solidarity of Cities toward the Total Abolition of Nuclear Weapons.
The Mayors for Peace is composed of cities around the world that have formally expressed support for the program Mayor Araki announced in 1982. As of May 26, 2005, membership stood at 1,036 cities in 112 countries and regions, and as of March 9, 2006, membership stood at 1,306 cities in 115 countries and regions.
On June 24, 1982, at the 2nd UN Special Session on Disarmament held at UN Headquarters in New York, then Mayor Takeshi Araki of Hiroshima proposed a new Program to Promote the Solidarity of Cities toward the Total Abolition of Nuclear Weapons. This proposal offered cities a way to transcend national borders and work together to press for nuclear abolition. Subsequently, the mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki called on mayors around the world to support this program that is known today as 2020 Vision.It is the duty of Mayors, City Councils and Citizens all over the world together to protect children, future generations, from nuclear holocausts and get rid of severe mental stress that has plagued well-being, dialogue and relationships tens of years.
(Fear of nuclear war increases the risk of common mental disorders among young adults: a five-year follow-up study http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/4/42
).Of one Essence is the human race,
Thusly has Creation put the Base;
One Limb impacted is sufficient,
For all Others to feel the Mace.
Poet Saadi Shirazi/Hall of Nations, New York
A human being is part of the whole, called by us "universe," a part limited in time and space. He/She experiences his/her thoughts and feeling as something separate from the rest -- a kind of optical delusion of his/her consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal decisions and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
- - Albert Einstein