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Wednesday, 7. October 2015

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              Peace is precious! Cities Are Not Targets!

When a city becomes a battleground, everything generations of mayors and citizens have worked so hard to build is destroyed. When international stability is said to depend on mutual assured destruction, the hostages – cities – are in grave danger.


Mayors for Peace is the leading international organization devoted to protecting cities from the scourge of war and mass destruction.


From 2014 to 2015, the work of the 2020 Vision Campaign is being carried forward through four projects. They are listed in white in the website banner above. Your participation in any one or all four of the projects would be welcomed. Not sure which campaign projects are the ones for you and your city? Check here.


To find out more about the activities of the campaign, read our Progress Report, see the latest newsflash, or scroll down to view recent news stories.


Thank you for your interest.  We are all part of the solution!


Peace Declaration 2015 of Mayor Kazumi Matsui of Hiroshima

Today, the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Mayor Kazumi Matsui of Hiroshima delivered this year's Peace Declaration at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony.



» Full text of the Peace Declaration 2015 of Mayor Matsui

U.S. Conference of Mayors’ unanimously adopts new resolution on nuclear disarmament


On June 22rd, at its 83rd Annual Meeting, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) unanimously adopted the strong, new resolution, “Calling for Effective Implementation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Disarmament Obligation and Redirection of Nuclear Weapons Spending to Meet the Needs of Cities.”

» Read more about it» Full text of the resolution with the complete list of sponsors» Official link (USCM website)» Press release


2020 Vision Campaign Director speaks to Conference on Disarmament

19 March, Palais des Nations, Geneva.  A 2020 Vision Campaign presentation drew the attention of disarmament diplomats to the central position of cities in the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapon use: both the immediate, local slaughter of a city’s citizenry and the long-term, global catastrophic climate disruption.  As such, plans and threats to use nuclear weapons in any way which would cause mass destruction in populated areas should be treated by the United Nations as a “threat to the peace.”

For more updates on our campaign, see our Latest News.

» Read more about it

Michael Møller

Secretary General of the Conference on Disarmament

"Ideas based on international humanitarian law, human rights and the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons, focusing particularly on the mass destruction entailed in targeting cities were raised to underline the urgency of concluding an effective international arrangement on NSAs. The seeking of NSAs was not seen as confirming the ongoing possession of nuclear arms but as merely an interim measure pending the elimination of nuclear weapons."

» See the list of attendees

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

''2020 Vision is a perfect vision''

An Introduction to Mayors for Peace (video produced by UN ODA)