At the AGM held at Turnbull House in Wellington in March 2012, Graham Hassall, who is an Associate Professor at Victoria University's School of Government, was elected President upon the retirement of Michael Powles from this position.
The following are the Office Holders of UNANZ following the AGM on Saturday 19 May 2012 and subsequent National Council meeting 22 September 2012
President: Graham Hassall
Vice-President: Mary Davies-Colley
Vice-President: Lachlan Mackay
Treasurer: Robin Halliday
SO UN Renewal & SO WFUNA Liaison: Gray Southon
SO Peace & Security: Helena McMullin
SO Human Rights: Lachlan Mackay
SO Humanitarian Affairs: Mikael Gartner
SO Sustainable Development: Mary Davies-Colley
SO Model UN Program: Scott Bickerton
Ordinary Members of National Council: Joy Dunsheath, Lucas Davies, John Morgan
Affiliate representative (Baha'i): Izola Kazemzadeh
Affiliate representative (WILPF): Helena McMullin
Affiliate Representative (Esperanto): Bradley McDonald
Tomihisa Taue, Mayor of Nagasaki
Mainichi Japan, August 8, 2011
Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa TaueSince the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant began, I have wondered constantly, "What mistakes did we make, where did we make them, and why?" I have thought not just about factors directly related to the nuclear plant, such as its location or safety, but also about possible causes in our society or ways of thinking. One of them is the problem of myths.
The myth that nuclear plants are completely safe has crumbled because of the Fukushima plant disaster. However, Hiroshima and Nagasaki have been fighting with a different myth for over half a century: that the United States was justified in dropping the atomic bombs because they saved more lives than they took. Journalist Akira Naka shows that this myth is not based in fact in his book "Mokusatsu" (Ignore by silence), but it is nonetheless still vigorously propagated.
Even in America, when you present the facts, ...
The following is a message from U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, delivered on Aug. 6, 2011 by Sergio de Queiroz Duarte, U.N. high representative for disarmament affairs, on the anniversary of the Aug. 6, 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
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