[Vredeslijst] Fwd: 75 Mayors join with new surge in Germany and Italy [pol2020 op gmail.com]

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Op 01-09-10 21:05:04 schreef Pol Heanna - Mayors for Peace:

75 Mayors join the campaign with new surge in Germany and Italy

Hiroshima, September 1st 2010 - Mayors for Peace welcomes 75 members that
joined the global network of local governments to ban nuclear weapons by
2020. Mayors for Peace counts today 4,144 members in 144 countries and

New members were welcomed from Argentina (1), Australia (2), Austria (1),
Cameroon (1), France (1), Germany (21), Ghana (1), Italy (30), Japan (11),
Mexico (1), Netherlands (1), Peru (2), Spain (1) and the USA (1)
(click here<http://www.mayorsforpeace.org/data/pdf/newmembers1009_en.pdf>for
detailed list).

*Top 5*

Japan has most members and continues to grow steadily and counts now 796
members, or almost 20% of the global membership. With 21 new members,
Germany takes now the second place with 367 members before Belgium, with
352. With 30 new members Italy follows closely with 349 members, followed by
Spain, with 295 members.

The growth in Italy is the result of a membership recruitment letter by the
Mayor of Rome, Giovanni Alemanno, to the members of
ANCI<http://www.anci.it/>(Associazione Nazionale Comuni Italiani).
Mayor Alemanno is Vice-President
of ANCI, the Italian Association of Italian Municiaplities. It is expected
that the Mayor of Rome will very soon join the campaign leadership of Mayors
for Peace through Associate Membership.

The Mayor of Rome marked the 65th Hiroshima commemoration on August 6th in
the Italian capital. Also the Mayor of Mexico City, who joined our
leadership earlier this year, marked the commemoration in the Mexican
Capital. The event in Mexico City was covered amongst others by CNN Mexico
(click here <http://www.2020visioncampaign.org/es/pages/408/> to see the

Nearly half of our members are from Europe (2,047 – 49.39%). Asia has the
second largest number of members (1,206 – 29,10%); followed by Latin America
and the Caribbean (317 – 7,64%); North-America (249 – 5,93%), Africa (212 –
5,11%) and Oceania (113 – 2,72%).

The continues growth of Mayors for Peace increases the leverage of the
organization in its call upon all governments to immediately start
negotiations for an international treaty to eliminate all nuclear weapons by

International Development Director &
Executive Advisor Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation

Mayors for Peace 2020 Vision Campaign
Sao Paulo, BRAZIL

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