The Hiroshima and Nagasaki hibakusha community is gathering signatures for a petition to the United Nations asking for the banning and elimination of nuclear weapons. According the the petition’s page on change.org, “The hibakusha plan to continue to collect signatures until 2020 or until a nuclear ban treaty is concluded.”
The chair of the United Nations General Assembly’s First Committee on disarmament received 564,240 signatures, collected in August and September 2016, on October 6, 2016. The organizers of the petition plan to submit new signatures every year.
On October 27, 2016, the U.N. adopted a resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty outlawing nuclear weapons.
Please add your signature to the petition.