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Hiroshima 2006

In September 2006, the Hiroshima Peace Conference “Building a Just and Sustainable Peace” was sponsored by IHAN and Lehman College, CUNY. It featured talks and presentations from distinguished speakers, such as Peace Laureates Shirin Ebadi and Jody Williams, UN Under-Secretary-General Anwarul Karim Chowdhury, IHAN’s First Vice President Vijaya Melnick, and Board Member for the Jordan Association for Family Planning Dr. Suad Al-Dasuqi. “This conference became my whole life’s zenith,” said IHAN’s President Dr. Sorosh Roshan. Diplomats, government officials, leaders of influential institutions, women and youth organizations, and university students from across the world gathered at the Hiroshima Art Museum to hear the talks and witness the forums.
The program was laced with peace ceremonies, ancient and modern dances, songs and youth orchestras of many musical schools of Hiroshima. Nobel Laureates were generous with their participations and interactions with students from many learning institutions and other participants. “The support and the meticulous arrangements given by the Hiroshima executive committee were outstanding and breath-taking,” said Roshan.
For those visiting Japan, the trip ended with a majestic and spiritual visit to Itsukushima Shrine of Miyajima Island, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with Dr. Ebadi leading the peace delegation. “The experience was so energizing and joyous, that we all became firmly committed to nurturing the seeds of world peace with our hearts and spirits,” said Roshan.

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