FOUN SupportsSecretary General’s WMDCampaign
As its contribution to thiseffort FOUN has created aposter series designed toenergize the Campaign andmobilize various publics.FOUN is also urging membersof the NGO communities todevelop innovative and creativeways to generate support.WeMustDisarm! posters aremade by us as we want tostrongly support WMD-WeMustDisarm Campaign.
August – The 64thanniversary of the droppingof the atomic bomb onHiroshima serves not only asa reminder of the destructionwrought by nuclear weapons,but also as a time to renew the global commitment to ridthe world of this deadly scourge.
Secretary General’s Message Marks the 100-Day Countdown to the International Day of Peace.
This alarming outlook is counterbalanced by a new momentum on thepart of world leaders to address the issue of nuclear weapons. The UnitedStates and the Russian Federation have signalled a new commitment to cuttheir nuclear arsenals. Furthermore, the Conference on Disarmament,which includes all States with nuclear arms, has recently broken a decade-long deadlock and agreed to work to resolve some of the key issuesrelated to disarmament and non-proliferation.We must build on this momentum. To that end, I am launching the WMD-WeMustDisarm! Campaign. Over the next 100 days, the United Nationsand our partners around the world will work to raise awareness of thetrue costs and dangers of nuclear weapons. Between now and 21September, we will issue 100 reasons to disarm, via Twitter, MySpace,Facebook, email, text message, radio and from friend-to-friend. Celebritieswill also help us spread the message. And ﬁnally, as we observe theInternational Day of Peace with world leaders gathered in New York forthe 64th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, I will proclaimone strong, simple message: We Must Disarm!”
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