G7: ICAN closing press conference with Setsuko Thurlow May 21, 2023 at 4:00pm - 4:30pm 2nd Room, Hiroshima Youth Center (NGO Space) 5-61 Motomachi Hiroshima City 730-0011 Japan Organised by:


2nd Room, Hiroshima Youth Center (NGO Space) 5-61 Motomachi, Naka Ward, Hiroshima City


Part 1 - Setsuko Thurlow (Hibakusha)

Part 2 - Daniel Högsta (Interim Executive Director, ICAN), Akira Kawasaki (International Steering Group Member, ICAN / Executive Committee, Peace Boat)


English and Japanese


Hatakeyama Sumiko, Peace Boat (+81-7085772576)

Press conference after the closing of the G7 Summit, to provide Setsuko Thurlow's message and ICAN's response to G7 Summit's outcomes. This will be the only opportunity in which Setsuko Thurlow will be speaking to the media.

The leaders of the G7 - Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States - are meeting in Hiroshima from May 19-21 at a time when the risk of nuclear weapons use is at an all time high. As the heads of states have nuclear weapons in their security policies (either as nuclear-armed states or as host or umbrella states) meeting in the first ever city to be devastated by nuclear weapons, the pressure is on these leaders to propose real action towards nuclear disarmament. 

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