Letter from Prime Minister of Luxembourg

Dear Hiroshima Youth Committee,

“The release of atomic power has changed everything except our way of thinking.” Albert Einstein said this after Hiroshima. And he added: “The solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.”

Becoming a watchmaker is no longer a solution. The idea is out. The bomb is out. Nobody knows this better than you, the citizens and the youth of Hiroshima. Therefore indeed: We have to solve the problem in our hearts. Politically speaking: We have to solve the nuclear problem and the war problem in general with our values. And with a new way of thinking: globalization as cooperation, humanity as dialogue and mankind as brotherhood.

Yours very truly,

Jean-Claude Juncker

Prime Minister of Luxembourg


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    «Si Gandhi y Martin Luther King hijo estuvieran vivos hoy, formarían parte de ICAN».

    Martin Sheen Actor y activista

  • bankimoon

    «Felicito a ICAN por trabajar con tanto compromiso y creatividad en pos de un mundo libre de armas nucleares».

    Ban Ki-moon Secretario General de la ONU

  • yokoono

    “We can do it together. With your help, our voice will be made still stronger. Imagine peace.”

    Yoko Ono Artist

  • jodywilliams

    “Governments say a nuclear weapons ban is unlikely. Don’t believe it. They said the same about a mine ban treaty.”

    Jody Williams Nobel laureate

  • desmondtutu

    “With your support, we can take ICAN its full distance – all the way to zero nuclear weapons.”

    Desmond Tutu Nobel laureate

  • herbiehancock

    “Because I cannot tolerate these appalling weapons, I whole-heartedly support ICAN.”

    Herbie Hancock Jazz musician

  • hansblix

    “I am proud to support the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.”

    Hans Blix Weapons inspector

  • dalailama

    “I can imagine a world without nuclear weapons, and I support ICAN.”

    Dalai Lama Nobel laureate