NTI is partnering with Nagaski Prefecture, Hiroshima Prefecture, and the Hiroshima Organization for Global Peace (HOPe) on #CranesForOurFuture, a campaign to spread a worldwide message of hope for a future without nuclear weapons.
The campaign asks government leaders, influencers, and individuals from across society and across the globe to fold and share photos of paper peace cranes on social media between August 6 and August 9, the anniversaries of the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
With the Tokyo Olympic Games beginning and global attention focused on Japan, #CranesForOurFuture seeks to tap into the Olympic spirit of international cooperation to share collective hopes for a safer and brighter future.
“Today, we ask you to make a wish for a world without nuclear weapons and to join those committed to the proposition that nuclear weapons must never be used again,” said Ernest J. Moniz, Co-Chair and CEO of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) and former U.S. Secretary of Energy.
The initiative recognizes that a world without nuclear weapons will only be possible after a growing coalition of people and institutions demand it.
Several organizations already have joined the effort to engage the public around the Hiroshima and Nagasaki anniversaries, including Physicians for Social Responsibility, Ploughshares Fund, and the Union of Concerned Scientists.
For more information about the #CranesForOurFuture campaign, a fuller list of partners, and details on how to get involved, visit cranesforourfuture.org.