Nobel Peace Prize speech by ICAN campaigner, Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow | The Mainichi: Japan’s National Daily Since 1922

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Related: Nobel Peace Prize speech by ICAN leader Beatrice Fihn

Source: The Mainichi

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Setsuko Thurlow, ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) campaigner and Hiroshima survivor speaks at City Hall, in Oslo, Norway (Reuters)

Your Majesties,

Distinguished members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee,

My fellow campaigners, here and throughout the world,

Ladies and gentlemen,

It is a great privilege to accept this award, together with Beatrice, on behalf of all the remarkable human beings who form the ICAN movement. You each give me such tremendous hope that we can — and will — bring the era of nuclear weapons to an end.

I speak as a member of the family of hibakusha — those of us who, by some miraculous chance, survived the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. For more than seven decades, we have worked for the total abolition…

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