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Secretary-General’s message to the Ceremony Marking the 77th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki

It is an honour to send this message to the people of Nagasaki.

On this day four years ago, I had the privilege of visiting the hallowed ground of your city.

I was humbled by the sheer devastation caused by a single weapon of mass destruction. I was forcefully reminded that this can never happen again.

And I was inspired by the courage of the hibakusha, who continue their brave crusade, despite their unimaginable losses.

Their message of peace and nuclear disarmament is as powerful and relevant as ever. I pledge to do everything in my power to make sure it continues to be heard, everywhere.

The use of nuclear weapons against Hiroshima and Nagasaki caused a humanitarian catastrophe unique in history. Continue reading