Delivery to 10 Downing Street
December 3, 2012
3 December 2012
On 3 December, London schoolchildren delivered a special present to 10 Downing Street, as part of an ICAN project to send 1,000 hand-folded paper cranes to the president or prime minister of every UN member state, from the young people of Hiroshima.
They also delivered a letter addressed to David Cameron, asking specifically for a message of support for a global treaty to outlaw and eliminate nuclear weapons. His response to this will be displayed, together with messages from other prime ministers and presidents, in Hiroshima and online.
Headed by a statement from Ban Ki-moon, the messages from national leaders are already beginning to flow in. Among the first and most heartfelt statements are those from Kazakhstan and from the Marshall Islands. These are the countries, after Japan, which have suffered most by actual detonation of nuclear weapons, in tests on their territories.