50 دولة توقع على معاهدة حظر الأسلحة النووية في مقر الأمم المتحدة بنيويورك منها ثلاثة دول عربية تستحق رفع القبعة لها تقديرا على موقفها في بناء عالم بلا أسلحة نووية (الجزائر ، ليبيا ، فلسطين) - يوم تاريخي
Lucía was talking to a committed community of promoters of the use of the bicycle in the city of #Tarija, which last wednesday pedaled for the signing of the treaty banning nuclear weapons #nuclearban #goodbyenukes #nuclearweapons
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Just a few weeks ago, my parents and I had the great privilege of taking a 9-day trip to Japan. Most of our time there was devoted to visiting Buddhist temples, imperial palaces, and art galleries, as well as enjoying the rich multicultural cuisine that can be found in many of the country's fascinating shopping districts. Despite reading and speaking only as much Japanese as a few lessons of Duolingo could teach me, I found it really very easy to get around, largely because Japan has one of the most comprehensive train systems in the world. (Incidentally, we ended up taking a total of 50 trains in just over a week!) The most poignant part of the trip was the day that we spent in Hiroshima. Pictured is the Atomic Bomb Dome, one of the few structures in Hiroshima that was not entirely obliterated when the first nuclear weapon was used against civilians on August 6th, 1945. The dome lies almost directly beneath the location where the hypocenter of the bomb, a fact that, by a strange turn of physics, actually explains how it managed to survive. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the dome continues to stand in its largely unrepaired state as a memorial to the hundreds of thousands of people who suffered as a result of the bombing.
The Atomic Bomb Dome is one of many powerful monuments that stand in Hiroshima's beautiful Peace Memorial Park. At the other end of the park is a museum that serves to tell the story of the bombing, from the events that led up to it, to its devastating consequences. Printed on walls throughout the museum are inspirational quotes from famous world leaders urging their fellow human beings to relentlessly pursue peace. Among these quotes, I was most moved by these words of the present Dalai Lama, which convey a message that could not be more relevant in light of recent events: "As humans, we all have the duty to eliminate from this earth, weapons with destructive capacity beyond expression and conception. Please, every one of you, use all of your power to accomplish this duty." #goodbyenukes
In our first awareness campaign on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons in La Paz - Bolivia (2015), we also spread the message of the "Youth Pledge for Nuclear Abolition" by Amplify - Generation of Change. This commitment was introduced on 30 August 2015 at the International Youth Summit for Nuclear Abolition in Hiroshima, Japan. #YouthPledge #NuclearAbolition #NuclearBan #goodbyenukes @amplify.youthorg
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