Opening Ceremony: Poster Exhibition Commemorating the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombings

UNU will join partners for the opening ceremony of the Virtual Poster Exhibition commemorating 77 years since the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings.

- Asia/Tokyo

On 5 September 2022 (16:00 UTC+9), UNU will join with partners for the opening ceremony of the Virtual Poster Exhibition commemorating 77 years since the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings under the theme, "The world should know the actual impacts of use of nuclear weapons".

Held annually since 2015, the poster exhibition is coordinated by the Organising Committee for the Atomic Bomb Exhibitions in Nairobi — a committee initiated in 2015 by a group of United Nations staff members, UN specialized agencies, and international organisations.

The 2022 poster exhibition will be virtual due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns.

Opening Ceremony Programme

Master of Ceremony – Ms Hana Kutsunugi (World Food Programme)

  • 16:00 — A moment of silence for the victims of the Atomic Bombings
  • Introduction of the Virtual Poster Exhibition 2022 (Ms. Shiho Jinno, UN-Habitat)
  • 16:10 — Remarks by H.E. Ms. Zainab Hawa Bangura (Director-General of UNON, Under-Secretary-General of UN) (to be confirmed)
  • 16:15 — Remarks by H.E Ms. Inger Andersen (Executive Director of UNEP and Under-Secretary-General of UN)
  • 16:20 — Remarks by H.E. Ms. Maimunah Mohd SHARIF (Executive Director of UN-HABITAT and Under-Secretary-General of UN)
  • 16:25 — Remarks by Dr Sawako Shirahase (Senior Vice-Rector, United Nations University; Assistant Secretary-General, United Nations)
  • 16:30 — Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Ken Okaniwa (Ambassador of Japan to Kenya)
  • 16:35 — Statement by the Mayor of Hiroshima City (read by Ms Mari Nishimura, UNEP)
  • 16:40 — Statement by the Mayor of Nagasaki City (read by Ms Mari Nishimura, UNEP)
  • 16:45 — Voice of a hibakusha (Mr Tomihiro Nakamura)
  • 16:50 — Voice of youth from Ukraine (Ms Anna Kvashuk)
  • 16:55 — Introduction of the Orizuru Campaign (Ms Akane Umetsu, UNU-IAS)
  • 17:00 — Closure of the event

Registration & more information

To register for the opening ceremony, go to: (limited to 100 people)

For more information and updates about the exhibition, including its history and background, visit the official poster exhibition website.

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