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Mayors for Peace

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Berlin has been a member of “Mayors for Peace” since 1989; several of Berlin’s boroughs are also members. The idea here is to take a stand and join hands in campaigning for a world without nuclear weapons. The organization’s German office is based in Hanover.

Berlin has taken part in “Flag Day” (July 8) a number of times in the past and raised the “Mayors for Peace” flag in prominent locations. This gesture is intended to remind people of the advisory opinion delivered by the International Court of Justice on 8 July 1996, which stated that there is an obligation to pursue negotiations leading to nuclear disarmament in all aspects.

Along with the Governing Mayor of Berlin, a number of Berlin’s boroughs have joined the network and have held a joint Mayors for Peace flag-raising ceremony at Ernst-Reuter-Platz since 2018.

The press release, the mayor’s video statement, and the photo gallery (at the end of this article) will give you an idea of the first joint flag-raising ceremony held on 6 July 2018 with the boroughs that are members of the network and with the Mayor of Berlin, Dr. Klaus Lederer.

On 6 July 2018, Berlin mayor Dr. Klaus Lederer and the Mayors for Peace member boroughs raised Mayors for Peace flags together at Ernst-Reuter-Platz for the first time. You can find out more about the flag-raising ceremony in the press release, the mayor’s video statement, or the photo gallery (at the end of this article). You can also show your own support for Mayors for Peace Flag Day on Twitter.

In the context of media reports on the possibility of the U.S. withdrawing from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty), the German members of Mayors for Peace have expressed their concern in an open letter to German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas. You can read this letter (in German) on the website of the city of Hanover.

You can find more information on the Mayors for Peace website.
More information on borough activities in this organization is available on the boroughs’ own websites

Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf
Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg
Lichtenberg
Marzahn-Hellersdorf
Pankow
Spandau
Steglitz-Zehlendorf
Tempelhof-Schöneberg

Flag-raising ceremony on 6 July 2018

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Mayor’s video statement

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