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Action of FundiPau and the Catalan Chapter of Mayors for Peace to demand the end of nuclear weapons

75 years of  Hiroshima and Nagasaki #NEVERAGAIN

Nota de premsa en català / Comunicado de prensa en castellano

  • Today 9 countries hold a total of 13,400 nuclear weapons. 3,700 of those are ready to be used and most of them 100 times more powerful than the ones used over Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

On 6th and 9th August we are remembering the launching, 75 years ago, of two atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Over 240,000 people are estimated to have died between the time of the deflagrations and the following weeks, but their effects were to trigger illnesses, malformations and the death of thousands of people in the years to come.

Faced with the ineffectiveness of the existing international treaties to control and eliminate these weapons, civil society, within the framework of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, achieved the adoption by the United Nations  of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 7th July 2020.

The ratification of the treaty by 50 countries is needed (40 countries have already done so) for it to enter into force and move forward towards the total elimination of such weapons. This is the reason why FundiPau and the Catalan Chapter of Mayors for Peace are launching the action 75 years of Hiroshima and Nagasaki #NEVERAGAIN through which we ask for the support of the citizenry, the civil society organizations and the local and regional institutions to demand the Spanish government to sign and ratify the treaty. JOIN THE ACTION!

75 years of Hiroshima and Nagasaki #NEVERAGAIN

. Enter one of our websites FundiPau or Alcaldes per la Pau

. Print the banner in the language you chose

. Take you a photo with the banner making sure it is legible

. Share it on social media with the hashtag #NEVERAGAIN o #NoMoreHiroshima #NoMoreNagasaki and tag @fundipau and @alcaldespau


As the director of FundiPau Antoni Soler, states: “If the Covid-19 pandemic has overstressed the world health systems, one nuclear explosion would render them completely useless. There is no viable vaccine against nuclear weapons, only their prohibition can protect us”.

Nuclear weapons are the only remaining weapons of mass destruction which have not been banned yet and which threaten life on the planet. We can’t allow the future of humanity to be at the hands of leaders like Trump or Putin, among others.

Josep Mayoral, Mayor of Granollers and vice-president of Mayors for Peace reminds us that nuclear weapons point to the cities and therefore it is also the cities and towns that  have the responsibility to contribute to their prohibition. Mayoral claims that “ to abolish nuclear weapons is an urgent issue. Cities and towns are not a target. The strength of the citizenry will eventually win because it is the only path, otherwise it is destruction.”