Geneva: A group of six high school
students from Nagasaki and other Japanese prefectures
presented with some 75,000 signatures of people calling for
the elimination of nuclear weapons.
Before presenting the signatures collected in Japan
and other countries to Jarmo Sareva, deputy director general
of the UN Conference on Disarmaments here, 17-year-old
Masanori Aoki, one of the six high school messengers of peace,
said young people should convey the message that after
Hiroshima and Nagasaki there should never be a third city
targeted with an atomic bomb.
Pledging that the United Nations will strive to
eliminate nuclear weapons, Sareva added his signature to the
It is the 13th time that Japanese high school
messengers of peace have visited a UN office since 1998.