CTBTO / HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI

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Seventy-five years ago this week, Hiroshima and Nagasaki were devastated by atomic blasts. Both cities were levelled, causing untold death and destruction. Yet, long-standing international norms to stop a nuclear disaster are under threat. CTBTO

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STORY: CTBTO / HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI
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SOURCE: CTBTO / FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM / UNITED NATIONS / CITY OF NAGASAKI
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DATELINE: 4 AUGUST, VIENNA, AUSTRIA / FILE



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FILE – AUGUST 1945 - FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

1. Various shots, archival footage of Hiroshima Bombing, August 1945

CTBTO - 4 AUGUST, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

2. SOUNDBITE (English), Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary, Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO):
“Seventy-five years ago, Hiroshima and Nagasaki experienced the agony and the devastation caused by atomic blasts. To this day, what happened to Japan continues to haunt humanity and raises a challenging question: Can we ever escape the destructive instinct that led to these horrific bombings?”

FILE - FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

3. Various shots, the destruction left after Hiroshima

CTBTO – 4 AUGUST, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

4. SOUNDBITE (English), Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary, Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO):
“The Hibakusha are a forceful moral compass for humanity. Their pain and their stories have made nuclear risk more perceptible and concrete. We must hear them so we can act.”

FILE - CITY OF NAGASAKI

5. Med shot, Hibakusha (Japanese bombing survivor) Sachiko Matsuo (on the left)
6. Still image, Hibakusha (Japanese bombing survivor) Keijiro Matsushima with CTBTO Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo

CTBTO – 4 AUGUST, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

7. SOUNDBITE (English), Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary, Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO):
“The 75th anniversary comes at a critical moment. Our global values and principles are under scrutiny and past gains towards a more stable and peaceful world are under threat.”

FILE - CTBTO - 9 AUGUST 2018, NAGASAKI, JAPAN

8. Wide shot, Zerbo laying a wreath at the Nagasaki commemoration

CTBTO – 4 AUGUST, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

9. SOUNDBITE (English), Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary, Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO):
“The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty is a powerful tool to achieve a world free of nuclear weapons.”

FILE - UNITED NATIONS – SEPTEMBER 1996 – NEW YORK

10. Wide shot, Japanese Prime Minister Ryuturo Mashimoto approaching lectern at the United Nations:
11. Med shot, pan down of Ryuturo Mashimoto signing the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

CTBTO – 4 AUGUST, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

12. SOUNDBITE (English), Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary, Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO):
“The Hibakusha have taught us that patience, determination and resolution are indispensable in the long battle towards nuclear disarmament. We must finish what we started because what happened in Japan must never happen again.”

FILE - CTBTO – 6 AUGUST 2012 – HIROSHIMA JAPAN

13. Various shots, the commemoration of the Hiroshima bombing

STORYLINE:

Seventy-five years ago this week, Hiroshima and Nagasaki were devastated by atomic blasts. Both cities were levelled, causing untold death and destruction. Yet, long-standing international norms to stop a nuclear disaster are under threat.

The head of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test -Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), Lassina Zerbo, said reckoning with what happened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki continues to haunt humanity to this day.

He said, “seventy-five years ago, Hiroshima and Nagasaki experienced the agony and the devastation caused by atomic blasts. To this day, what happened to Japan continues to haunt humanity and raises a challenging question: Can we ever escape the destructive instinct that led to these horrific bombings?”

The survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Hibakusha, teach us that we can, the Executive Secretary said.

“The Hibakusha are a forceful moral compass for humanity. Their pain and their stories have made nuclear risk more perceptible and concrete. We must hear them so we can act,” Zerbo said.

The 75th anniversary comes at critical moment. Many global values and principles are under scrutiny, and past gains towards a more stable and peaceful world risk being reversed.

The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, like other multilateral agreements and treaties, represents the pinnacle of international cooperation, Zerbo said, adding that “the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty is a powerful tool to achieve a world free of nuclear weapons.”

Although the Treaty is not yet legally binding, Zerbo urged the international community to remain optimistic and committed to its entry into force.

He said, “The Hibakusha have taught us that patience, determination and resolution are indispensable in the long battle towards nuclear disarmament. We must finish what we started because what happened in Japan must never happen again.”
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