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The coming 22nd Assembly of the WPC will take place In the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi, the from 21-26 November 2022. For one week, Hanoi will turn into the "world capital of the anti-imperialist struggle for peace", after 6 years of the holding of the previous conference in Sao Luis of Brazil.

Resolution 68/32 of the United Nations General Assembly “declares 26 September as the
International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons devoted to furthering this
objective, including through enhancing public awareness and education about the threat
posed to humanity by nuclear weapons and the necessity for their total elimination, in
order to mobilise international efforts towards achieving the common goal of a nuclear-
weapon-free world”.

The World Peace Council salutes the people of Vietnam who have suffered like only few peoples in the world the aggressions and attacks of powerful imperialist forces, namely the USA, with millions of victims during the dirty Vietnam War. The WPC is underlining 61 years from the start of the war of the USA against the Vietnamese people the need for comprehensive and overall compensation of the victims of the toxic „Agent Orange‟, their relief and overall support.

In August 1945 – World War II had formally ended in Europe just three months before – the world was confronted with an inhuman and unexpected act. Without prior notice, on the 6 th ., the United States of America (USA) dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, and three days later, another on the city of Nagasaki. At the time, these cities had no military importance, and Japan was in the process of capitulation.

As every year, we must take the occasion of the 6th and 9th of August to honor the victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States in 1945, and to reinforce our determined struggle against nuclear weapons, weapons of mass destruction whose use was then inaugurated by the imperialist power.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC), one of the member organisations of the Platform for Peace and Disarmament, was present at the Camp for Peace, which took place in the Municipal Swimming Pools of Évora, between July 29 and 31.

The World Peace Council (WPC) expresses strongly its condemnation to the recent
escalation of the US provocations with the visit of the US official delegation to Taiwan. This action
undermines peace and stability in the region and fuels the tensions on all levels.
These policies and actions are in line with the general foreign policy of US-imperialism,
regardless of administration. They are following the recent military “Quadrilateral Agreement”
(between Japan, India, Australia and USA) and the military agreement between Australia, the

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