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In Nagasaki message, Ban stresses need for education on benefits of nuclear disarmament | UN News Centre

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) visits the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum in Nagasaki, Japan, in August 2010. (UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe)

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) visits the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum in Nagasaki, Japan, in August 2010. (UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe)

In his message to a ceremony marking the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the Japanese city of Nagasaki, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that the benefits of nuclear disarmament must be spread worldwide through education.

“We must eliminate all nuclear weapons in order to eliminate the grave risk they pose to our world. This will require persistent efforts by all countries and peoples,” Mr. Ban said in his message to the Nagasaki Peace Memorial Ceremony.

“We may take a lead from the scholars and researchers at Nagasaki University who have studied this issue, and strengthen disarmament and non-proliferation education worldwide so a younger generation of emerging leaders, voters, and taxpayers can understand the vital need for policies to advance disarmament goals.”

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