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May 4, 2010
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International Coalition Delivers Seven Million Petition Signatures for Nuclear Abolition To UN Chair

WASHINGTON - May 4 - Media Advisory:

PHOTO OPS:  Dozens of boxes of petitions, UN Chair, NGO Leaders

NEW YORK, UN (May 4, 2010)

WHAT:   NGO Leaders deliver over seven million petition signatures to UN Chair of the NPT Review Conference.

WHEN:   Tuesday May 4, 1:00 PM

WHERE:  UN General Assembly

WHO:     UN Chair of the NPT Review Conference, Ambassador Libran N. Cabactulan of the Republic of the Philippines, will receive the petitions from Mayor Luc Dehaene from Ypres; Alfred Marder, President of the International Association of Peace Messenger Cities; Hiroshi Taka, Secretary General of Gensuikyo (Japan Council against A & H Bombs); Koga Nobuaki, President, Japanese Trade Union, Rengo; Pierre Villard, Co-President, Le Mouvement de la Paix (France); Kevin Martin, Executive Director, Peace Action (US); Dave Web, Board Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND, Britain), and Reiner Braun, Program Director, International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility (Germany).

Founded in 1957, Peace Action, the United States' largest peace and disarmament organization with over 100,000 members and nearly 100 chapters in 34 states, works to achieve the abolition of nuclear weapons, promote government spending priorities that support human needs and encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights.


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