Mayors for Peace
Berlin has been a member of “Mayors for Peace” since 1989. The idea behind the organization is to take a stand and work together 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 and has 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 determined that there is an international legal obligation to pursue negotiations leading to complete nuclear disarmament.
Along with the Governing Mayor of Berlin, almost all of Berlin’s boroughs have joined the network and have held a joint Mayors for Peace flag-raising ceremony since 2018.
The photo gallery and the mayor’s video statement at the end of this article will give you an idea of the joint flag-raising ceremonies with the Mayors for Peace member boroughs and Governing Mayor Michael Müller (2019 and 2020) and with Mayor of Berlin Klaus Lederer (2018).
You can find more information on the “Mayors for Peace website – www.mayorsforpeace.org. More information on borough activities in this organization is available on the boroughs’ own websites.
Flag-raising ceremony in the year 2020
Flag-raising ceremony in the year 2019
Flag-raising ceremony on 6 July 2018
Mayor’s video statement
Governing Mayor of Berlin
– Senate Chancellery –
- Tel.: +49 30 9026-0
- Fax: +49 30 9026-2013
- E-mail Die-Regierende-Buergermeisterin@senatskanzlei.berlin.de