71st Poster Exhibition on Atomic Bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki at UNON

71st Poster Exhibition on Atomic Bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki at UNON

The UN Office at Nairobi (UNON) was the site of a ceremony launching an acclaimed poster exhibition: 71 Years of Seeking Peace: Atomic Bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Poster Exhibition on Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombing at UNON

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Volunteers across international organizations based in Nairobi organized the exhibition in the spirit of peace – echoing President Barack Obama, the first incumbent United States president to visit Hiroshima where he called for a world “without nuclear weapons”.

The exhibition follows one the year before and will remain on display in the main lobby from 8 to 10 August, 2016 during the working hours of UNON.
Included in the exhibition are 30 posters and streaming of video clips developed by the Cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. A demonstration of “origami” (traditional Japanese paper folding craft) making took place and those participating in the ceremony were invited to contribute to the preparation of “senbazuru” (one-thousand folded origami cranes) in the colour of the Kenyan flag.

The senbazuru, once complete, will be donated to the Cities of Hiroshima or Nagasaki.

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