Second Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons

Day 1

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  1. The Second conference on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons kicked off today here in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. The team woke up pretty early when an important announcement was made in Vienna. Austria announced that
  2. 142 states came to Mexico to continue the discussion on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons started in Oslo in March 2013.
    At their arrival they have been greeted by the amazing Bang crowd who welcomed them with roses (it's Valentine's day after all!)
  3. Maria spreading some good vibes -giving roses to the states and thanking them for participating.
We❤️our campaigners!
#goodbyenukes #hinw14 #mexico
    Maria spreading some good vibes -giving roses to the states and thanking them for participating. We❤️our campaigners! #goodbyenukes #hinw14 #mexico
  4. Our campaigners getting ready for the Second Conference on the Humanitarian Impact. #goodbyenukes #mexico #nayarit #ican #hinw14
    Our campaigners getting ready for the Second Conference on the Humanitarian Impact. #goodbyenukes #mexico #nayarit #ican #hinw14
  5. The discussion started with a sobering testimony of the nuclear weapon survivors. Their powerful testimony set the tone for the day.
  6. Yasuaki Yamashita was 6 years old on August 9, 1945. When the bomb detonated over his home of Nagasaki, he remembers an intense, blinding bright light, “like 1,000 simultaneous flashes of lightning”. Yamashita has since dedicated his life to speaking out about the horror caused by nuclear weapons, helping to keep alive the memory of the suffering, devastation and death that he bore witness to. Read Yasuaki’s story here.
  7. We are honoured to hear from the hibakusha.Mr.Yasuaki Yamashita is delivering his testimony and the entire conference is moved deeply by his words.
#goodbyenukes #hinw14 #hibakusha #survivor #nagasaki #mexico
    We are honoured to hear from the hibakusha.Mr.Yasuaki Yamashita is delivering his testimony and the entire conference is moved deeply by his words. #goodbyenukes #hinw14 #hibakusha #survivor #nagasaki #mexico
  8. Setsuko Thurlow was 13 years old when the nuclear bomb dubbed “Little Boy” was detonated over her home of Hiroshima. Thurlow says that it is the image of her dying nephew, Ejii, “representing the innocent children of the world, [which] compels and drives [her] to continue to speak of Hiroshima, no matter how painful it may be,” on behalf of all who have suffered from the development, testing and use of nuclear weapons. Read Setsuko’s story here.
  9. #regram @goodbyenukes "Hiroshima survivor Ms. Setsuko Thurlow: we are so grateful to be allowed to listen to your testimony. Thank you. Words really become insufficient when trying to describe the emotional impact of experiencing the stories of the hibakusha.
#goodbyenukes #hinw14 #hibakusha #hiroshima #survivor #mexico #nayarit "
Vi oppfordrer alle våre følgere til å følge ICAN på @goodbyenukes #solidaritetsungdom #norskfolkehjelp
    #regram @goodbyenukes "Hiroshima survivor Ms. Setsuko Thurlow: we are so grateful to be allowed to listen to your testimony. Thank you. Words really become insufficient when trying to describe the emotional impact of experiencing the stories of the hibakusha. #goodbyenukes #hinw14 #hibakusha #hiroshima #survivor #mexico #nayarit " Vi oppfordrer alle våre følgere til å følge ICAN på @goodbyenukes #solidaritetsungdom #norskfolkehjelp
  10. Our very own Beatrice Fihn delivered a powerful speech. "If we're ever gonna get rid of nuclear weapons,we NEED civil society!"
  11. Our very own Bea! "If we're ever gonna get rid of nuclear weapons, we NEED civil society!" Damn right we do. We applaude you Beatrice!
#goodbyenukes #hinw14
    Our very own Bea! "If we're ever gonna get rid of nuclear weapons, we NEED civil society!" Damn right we do. We applaude you Beatrice! #goodbyenukes #hinw14
  12. Beatrice Fihn addressing the delegates
  13. Nobel Peace Prize Winner Desmond Tutu wrote an Op-ed in support of a ban on nuclear weapons, that was published on CNN.
  14. Media was everywhere interviewing campaigners and delegates.
  15. We are off to a great start -Alexandra from IPPNW getting interviewed by mexican television. We ❤️ our camapigners! #goodbyenukes #hinw14
    We are off to a great start -Alexandra from IPPNW getting interviewed by mexican television. We ❤️ our camapigners! #goodbyenukes #hinw14
  16. Dr Zhanat Carr of World Health Organization addressed the delegates on the health effects of nuclear weapons. She grew up near Semipalatinks and lost her family to the fallout effects. Many have been the victims of nuclear testing in Kazakstan, the Marshall Island and many other areas of the world. Listen to the testmony of Symbot, a doctor who works in Semipalatinsk collected by theAtomProject.org
  17. The ATOM Project - Survivor Stories - Symbot
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