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Note from the Laureates Summit

November 12, 2010

By Bjorn Hilt

Today I visited the ruins of the Hiroshima dome, the Hypocenter of the A-bomb detonation, the Children’s peace monument, and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Truly an educational journey even for someone who thought himself educated about nuclear weapons. Testimonies, photos, and drawings are so strong that it is hard to digest. Go and see for yourself. Together with IPPNW co-president Vappu Taipale, I am here in Hiroshima to attend the yearly summit of the Nobel Peace Laureates who, together with Mayor Akiba of Hiroshima and many others, this time will discuss how we can proceed to finally free the world from nuclear weapons, in our lifetime. There will be presentations by many of the laureates and also by both Vappu and me. A Peace Summit Award will be given to somebody who is really worth it, and there will be a strong final declaration for everyone to read. Vappu and I will keep you updated.

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