Mayors for Peace

Kuldīga District council is a member of the international organization “Mayors for Peace” since 2015.

Kuldīga was invited to join the organization by chairman of Frogne municipality (Norway) and vice president of the international organization “Mayors for Peace” Mr. Thore Vestby.

Participation in the organization was approved by an official decision of Kuldīga District Council. Members of the council appointed chairperson of Kuldīga District Council Mrs. Inga Bērziņa to represent municipality in the organization.

About organization “Mayors for Peace”

On June 24, 1982, at the 2nd UN Special Session on Disarmament held at UN Headquarters in New York, then Mayor Takeshi Araki of Hiroshima proposed a new Program to Promote the Solidarity of Cities toward the Total Abolition of Nuclear Weapons. This proposal offered cities a way to transcend national borders and work together to press for nuclear abolition. Subsequently, the mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki called on mayors around the world to support this program.

The Mayors for Peace is composed of cities around the world that have formally expressed support for the program Mayor Araki announced in 1982. As of September 1, 2015, membership stood at 6,820 cities in 161 countries and regions.

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