Peace Declaration


Every year on August 6, the city of Hiroshima holds a Peace Memorial Ceremony to pray for the peaceful repose of the victims, for the abolition of nuclear weapons, and for lasting world peace. During that ceremony, the Mayor issues a Peace Declaration directed toward the world at large. As long as the need persists, Hiroshima's mayor will continue to issue these declarations calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons from the face of the earth. This is part of Hiroshima's effort to build a world of genuine and lasting world peace where no population will ever again experience the cruel devastation suffered by Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

 Peace Declaration (August 6, 2011)

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      Peace Declaration 2011

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 Past Peace Declaration
Peace Declaration (August 6, 2010) Peace Declaration (August 6, 2009)
Peace Declaration (August 6, 2008) Peace Declaration (August 6, 2007)
Peace Declaration (August 6, 2006) Peace Declaration (August 6, 2005)
Peace Declaration (August 6, 2004) Peace Declaration (August 6, 2003)
Peace Declaration (August 6, 2002) Peace Declaration (August 6, 2001)

         *Archive of all Peace Declarations since 1947

 About the Peace Declaration

 History of Peace Declarations
Since 1947, the Mayor of Hiroshima has delivered a Peace Declaration on August 6 every year. The memorable features of these speeches can be seen.

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