The main gathering of the Mayors for Peace network held in Hiroshima from October 19th to 20th revamped international cooperation initiatives between local governments on the peace agenda.
The “Hiroshima Appeal” was adopted within this context as a shared roadmap to promote a world free of nuclear weapons and launch new initiatives to promote a culture of peace by member local governments.
The European local governments of Granollers, Oslo, Malakoff, Biograd na Moru and Evora took an active role during the conference, showcasing the outcomes of joint initiatives held within the Mayors for Peace European Chapter and national chapters. Leading cities from Hannover and Manchester also participated in the Assembly through online contributions.
The Mayors for Peace network is looking forward to consolidating a new support system for interested local authorities to take a more active role in international municipal cooperation initiatives proposed by the Hiroshima and Nagasaki MfP leadership.
This effort to “open up” the network is also addressed to civil society and younger generations, aimed at collectively promoting nuclear disarmament and more effective local peace policies.