"Peace Boat" and ICAN Event for Youth in Kotor

By , 03 Oct 2018, 11:42 AM Lifestyle

October 3, 2018 - Representatives of the "Peace Boat", a Japan-based international non-governmental and non-profit organization that works to promote peace, human rights, equal and sustainable development and respect for the environment, are organizing an event in Kotor to promote the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons- ICAN. NGO "Peace Boat" is a member of the ICAN- international civil society coalition, last year's Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

A public event for young people on the subject of "Consequences of the Use of Nuclear Weapons" will be held on Thursday in the press room of the Cultural Center "Nikola Đurković" in Kotor, starting at 11.30 am.

In cooperation with "Peace Boat", the event is organized by the Secretariat for Culture, Sports and Social Activities and Office for Drugs Prevention, Dependence and Risk Behavior of the Municipality of Kotor. The event is part of the wider project "Global Voyage for Nuclear-Free World", conducted by the NGO “Peace Boat”.

Welcoming words will be provided by Branko Nedovic, vice-president of the Kotor Municipality, and apart from Anda Maka from the organization Orizuru youth, Hibakushas from Hiroshima, Mrs Tsukamoto Michiko and Mrs Sora Tamiko, who survived the atomic bombing in 1945, will speak. Hibakusha is the Japanese word for the surviving victims of the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The word literally translates to "explosion-affected people" and is used to refer to people who were exposed to radiation from the bombings.

Representatives of NGOs "Peace Boat" have a presentation on the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons ICAN, the significance of the Nobel Peace Prize for ICAN and Peace Boat, as well as the role of young people in taking over Hibakusha's experience. Ami Tarachi, representative of Peace Boat and ICAN, will also speak.

"Peace Boat" is an international organization headquartered in Tokyo, which has organized educational programs on the overseas ship for more than thirty years. They are actively engaged in spreading awareness of the consequences of nuclear weapon use and are members of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, ICAN, which received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017. This global civil society coalition is working to promote adherence to and full implementation of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. 

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