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Bangkok Youth Delegation participates in International Youth Conference for Peace in the Future, Hiroshima 2017(Friday, August 4, 2017)


           The International Youth Conference for Peace in the Future, Hiroshima 2017 (IYCPF) was co-organized by IYCPF, Hiroshima City, and Mayors for Peace Organization. The conference was held in Hiroshima, Japan during 4 – 14 August 2017 as a commemorative event during the 72th anniversary of atomic bombing in Hiroshima. The conference also provided a chance for youth from all over the world to share experiences and exchange ideas about peace in the future.

           The important event of the conference was the Peace Memorial Ceremony on 6 August 2017. Moreover, the visit to Peace Memorial Museum provided the participants a chance to learn more about the atomic bombing, and listen to the experience of an A-bomb survivor (Hibakusha). They also experienced Japanese culture such as tea ceremony, Bon Odori Festival, and Japanese lifestyles during their homestay with host families. They tried making Momiji Manju and souvenir rice scooper during their visit to Miyajima Island. Then participants engaged in group discussions about peace and what young generation could do to make the world better in the future, and declared “IYCPF Hiroshima Appeal 2017” on behalf of Hiroshima Ambassadors for Peace in the Future to express their commitment towards peace.

Friday, August 4, 2017

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by Dr. Radut