Mayors for Peace Organisation Listen Rangitīkei District Council has joined the Mayors for Peace organisation. Mayors for Peace is an international organisation of cities dedicated to the promotion of peace. The organisation was established in 1982 by then Mayor of Hiroshoma Takeshi Araki, in response to the deaths of around 140,000 people due to the atomic bombing of the city on 6 August 1945. To date there are 8013 member cities around the world from 165 countries and region. The purposes of the "Mayors for Peace" are to contribute to the attainment of lasting world peace by arousing concern among citizens of the world for the total abolition of nuclear weapons through close solidarity among member cities as well as by striving to solve vital problems for the human race such as starvation and poverty, the plight of refugees, human rights abuses, and environmental degradation. On July 7 2021, Mayors for Peace convened its 12th Executive Conference online, at which a new Vision was adopted, subsequent to the 2020 Vision which had reached its end at the end of the year 2020, and also Mayors for Peace Action Plan for up until the year 2025. These documents can be read below: Vision and Action Plan 2021-2025 (Overview)Vision and Action Plan 2021-2025 Council is extremely proud to be a member of this organisation. Visit Mayors for Peace to read more.