This week, as the world marks the 78th anniversary of the devastating nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, UNI Global Union stands in solemn remembrance of the 225,000 lives lost in 1945, and all those who suffered the long-term consequences of radiation and trauma.
UNI also calls for renewed urgency in the fight to ensure a nuclear-weapon-free world in the wake of troubling threats and increasing instability around the world.
“We mark this somber anniversary by remembering the those who lost their lives, lost their families or who were irrevocably harmed. We must fight to ensure that weapons like these are never used again,” said Christy Hoffman, UNI Global Union General Secretary. “In a world facing increasing turmoil and a growing nuclear threat — especially with the war in Ukraine — the call for peace and an end to these weapons is more urgent than ever.” No
UNI Global Union has been a vocal advocate for a world free from nuclear weapons, recognizing that their existence is fundamentally incompatible with human rights. As a member of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, the federation continues to champion the cause for global disarmament.
“A secure, democratic future in our region and across the globe requires peace, and it is undermined by the existential threat these weapons create,” said Rajendra Acharya, Regional Secretary of UNI Asia & Pacific. “This week is a time for remembrance, reflection and solidarity with those families who were affected.”
Since its 2010 congress held in Nagasaki, UNI has cultivated strong ties with the city and the international peace movement, reinforcing the need for a secure, democratic future that consigns these weapons to history
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