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Yuko Gulda, 2008
Tadatoshi Akiba, 2009
Norbert Scheed, 2009
Gertraud Führer, 2009
Maher Nasser, 2009
Yukiya Amano, 2010
Ana Maria Cetto, 2010
Maher Nasser, 2010
Klaus Renolder, 2012
Yuko Gulda, 2013
Obituary Dr. Scheed, 2014
Péricles Gasparini, 2014
Thomas Muetzelburg, 2014
Yuko Gulda, 2014
Yuko Gulda, 2015
Yuko Gulda, 2016
Alissa Jachs, 2016
Ichitomo Taninai, 2016
Yuko Gulda, 2017

yuko gulda

Good afternoon, ladies & gentlemen!
Welcome to the Genbaku No Hi ceremony. This August, we have gathered here again to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Genbaku No Hi ceremony in the United Nations in Vienna. This year, I would like to announce two pieces of good news and one sad news.

Mr. Norbert Scheed, District Mayor of the 22.Vienna District, has passed away all of sudden with age of 51.
He was a politician with amazing idealism and was filled with human integrity. His early and unexpected death is a huge loss for everybody who has known Norbert Scheed.
Also for me, he was the one who encouraged and supported my
project all the time through and suggested to place a Genbaku No Hi monument in the cherryblossom park in coming spring.
Norbert, now you have to watch it from the heaven!

The first of good news is about a letter from Kenzaburo Oe, the Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature who, as you may know, has always worked for peace in Japan. He encouraged me and the activities of Genbaku No Hi. And he also signed our petition. I will be truly happy if each one of you would join him in signing this petition. You will find a copy on a table in the Origamicorner. There is also a copy on our web site www.genbaku-no-hi.com.

The other good thing is that as I mentioned already we, the Genbaku No Hi, now have a place to erect a monument. The monument will stand in the 22nd district's cherryblossom park in Vienna. Its opening is scheduled in April, 2015.

Finally, I would like to inform you that this event will be continued by my friends after this year. I wish to hand this mission down to a younger generations so it can continue to develop further in the future.

Thanks a lot to all of you.