Hiroshima Governor Announces Kickoff of 2022 #CranesForOurFuture Campaign

More than three-quarters of a century after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and reckless nuclear threats remind the world that as long as nuclear weapons exist, we remain on the brink.

What if a simple, shared act could unite people everywhere around a vision for a more peaceful future—a world free from nuclear weapons and the catastrophic, planet-altering risks they pose?

Today, Governor Hidehiko Yuzaki of the Hiroshima Prefecture announced the 2022 #CranesForOurFuture campaign—a global effort to encourage individuals to imagine a safer world and share messages of hope and peace.

NTI is again partnering with the Hiroshima Organization for Global Peace (HOPe) and the Prefectures of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to mark the August 6 and 9 anniversaries of the atomic bombings and demonstrate growing public support for a world without nuclear weapons.

We are asking individuals, families, and organizations to fold and share a photo of an origami crane on their social media accounts with the hashtag #CranesForOurFuture and a message about what a future without nuclear weapons means to them and their community.

“The war in Ukraine and ongoing nuclear threats are a painful reminder that nuclear weapons continue to pose a catastrophic risk to humanity, every day,” stated NTI Co-Chair and CEO Ernest J. Moniz, “We believe a more peaceful, hopeful future is possible, but it will take all of us to call for it—and work toward it.”

This year’s #CranesForOurFuture campaign also takes place as leaders from around the world gather at the United Nations in New York to report on their commitments to rid the world of nuclear weapons through the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. Messages from the campaign can show them that the status quo is not acceptable—and that everyone has an interest in building a safer world.

In 2021, the inaugural #CranesForOurFuture campaign reached millions around the world, thanks to diverse partners like the United Nations, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Olympic athletes, TikTok Japan, and many more. This year, the campaign hopes millions more will join us to demonstrate that the power to craft a more peaceful future is in our hands.

Learn more about #CranesForOurFuture and how to get involved here.

Join the campaign

Between August 5 and 9, post a picture on your social media of a paper crane with a message of what a future without nuclear weapons means to you, using the hashtag #CranesForOurFuture.

Sign up to receive a social media toolkit with shareable graphics to make participation easy.

Want to take your engagement a step further? Here are some ideas:

  • Share the campaign with friends and family and ask them to participate
  • Record and post a video to social media talking about what a future without nuclear weapons looks like to you (example) or how to fold a paper crane (example)
  • Hold a paper crane folding event at your workplace—in person or on Zoom.

Any questions? Please reach out to us at [email protected]

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