Commemorative Ceremony – GENBAKU NO HI 8.8.
In commemoration of the destruction of HIROSHIMA and NAGASAKI in August 1945the NGO Committee on Peace, Vienna and the United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna, invite you to the Commemorative Ceremony
GENBAKU NO HI 8.8.
with a call for a ban of all nuclear weaponsat the Vienna International Centreon Friday, 7 August 2009, at 3 p.m.at the A-Building, ground floorGuests are welcome!
The ceremony includes statements of Representatives of UNIS, IAEA, Permanent Missions and NGOs, and reading of a message of Mr. Tadatoshi Akiba, Mayor of Hiroshima.
Commemorative Ceremony Genbaku No Hi 8.8.
Date: Friday, 7 August 2009, 3 pmVenue: Vienna International Centre, Lobby A-Building, and Memorial PlazaModerator: Gertraud Fuehrer
I. Opening with Music
II. Welcome Remarks:
Maher Nasser, Director United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna
Stephan Heisler, Deputy Head of Mission, Austrian Permanent Mission to the United Nations in ViennaNorbert Scheed, Councillor of the 22nd district Vienna-DonaustadtAnnika Thunborg, Chief Public Information Section, Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)Tariq Rauf, Head Verification and Security Policy Coordination, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)Kazuo Soda, Hibakusha, NagasakiTadatoshi Akiba, Mayor of Hiroshima (video message, tbc)
IV. Closing Statement:
Klaus Renoldner, Chairperson NGO Committee on Peace Vienna, Representative of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW)
V. Ringing of the Peace Bell
VI. Release of 100 White Peace Doves in the Memorial Plaza
Origami folded by school children of the elementary schools Donau-City and Kaisermuehlen will be distributed in the Memorial Plaza.A ground pass is required to enter Vienna International Centre (VIC).If you do not have a permanent pass, please mail your name to reno(@)wvnet.atnot later than 4 August. A list of participants will then be at the main gate ofthe VIC and upon showing a personal document you will be issued a ground pass.Recipients of this invitation who would like to attend the ceremony are requestedto present this invitation and their identity document at Gate 1 of the VIC.The VIC, 1220 Wien, Wagramerstrasse 5, is best reached by U 1 (Kaisermühlen)
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