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Statement of Protest against the Japanese Government’s decision to vote against the UN resolution for Nuclear Abolition Treaty

On 27th October, a resolution aiming for the realization of the first treaty outlawing nuclear weapons was adopted by vote in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, with 123 nations voting in favor. This was a significant step forward, achieved by the efforts of many people striving for peace. Despite this remarkable fact, the Government of Japan, a country which has suffered from Atomic Bombs in the past, has voted against this resolution. The role that should be played by the government of Japan, which has experienced the Atomic Bomb damage in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, is to lead the international society towards total abolition of nuclear weapons by continuing to point out the threat of nuclear weapons and the reality of the damages that they have caused; not to hamper the progress of nuclear abolition for the sake of staying under the U.S. “nuclear umbrella” and subserviently following their military strategies. The YWCA of Japan strongly protests against the Japanese Government’s decision to vote against the UN resolution.

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YWCA(ワイ・ダブリュ・シー・エー/Young Women's Christian Association)は、キリスト教を基盤に、世界中の女性が言語や文化の壁を越えて力を合わせ、女性の社会参画を進め、人権や健康や環境が守られる平和な世界を実現する国際NGOです。
1855年英国で始まり、今では日本を含む100以上の国・地域で活動しています。

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