MAPW members contribute at Hiroshima meetings
Eight MAPW representatives will be present at the opening of IPPNWi's biennial Congress in Hiroshima on Friday. The Congress has been preceded by a Student Congress, and an ICANi international planning meeting, with Board and Council meetings also scheduled.
Highlights of the student meeting included a report from Australia's Misha Byrne on the Nuclear Weapons Inheritance Project which he has led, which fosters discussions with counterparts from states with nuclear weapons. Also from our region, Indonesian students charted the history of the continuing debate over nuclear power for their country.
The growth of ICANi as a major international movement was clear, with paid staff from Norway, Sweden, Geneva, several Middle Eastern countries and Australia present; together with activists from Japan and many other countries. The new ICANi Australia booklet on the catastrophic humanitarian harm caused by nuclear war was also launched.
- See our Hiroshima photo gallery
* Note that members attending have done so at their own expense.