71st Poster Exhibition on Atomic Bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki at UNONTirus Wainaina
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.
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.