Nagasaki — Mayors from 87 cities around the world today reconvened the “first world conference of Mayors of peace through intercity solidarity” in this atomic bombed city.
The conference, which adopted a Hiroshima peace appeal on Tuesday, will adopt a Nagasaki peace appeal tomorrow to mark the 40th anniversary of the world’s second atomic bomb attack.
The five day conference jointly sponsored by the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki drew mayors of 65 cities from 22 foreign countries; including those from all five nuclear powers: the United States, the Soviet Union, France and China.
The conference’s Hiroshima peace appeal called for efforts to mobilize international public support for the total abolition of nuclear weapons and efforts to prevent the militarization of outer space.
In this appeal tomorrow the Mayors are expected to renew higher vows to make Nagasaki “the last city in the world” to experience nuclear devastation, conference sources said.
The atomic bomb that exploded over Nagasaki 40 years ago killed more than 70,000 people. Tens of thousands more are still suffering from after effects of radiation.
Article extracted from this publication >> August 16, 1985