Annual Report of the Sata Foundation for the Year 2020
I. Support for Other Foundations
(1) Human Rights at Sea (https://www.humanrightsatsea.org/)
In December 2020, the Sata Foundation made a donation to Human Rights at Sea, a charity engaged in protecting persons at risk at sea. Although Human Rights at Sea has several projects, this donation was earmarked to be used for the purpose of rendering assistance to asylum seekers/refugees who find themselves in serious danger on unsafe boats in the Mediterranean Sea, which has become a major concern for the world.
(2) Other Possible Donations
The Sata Foundation also explored possibilities of making other donations. However, due to the global COVID-19 pandemic which caused difficulties in communications and despite repeated efforts the Sata Foundation could not verify whether such donations from the Sata Foundation would be spent according to the Sata Foundation’s Mission Statement. In other cases, requests were made for outright contributions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and/or by already well-funded charities, which were either not within the Sata Foundation’s Mission Statement or beyond the Sata Foundation’s limited financial resources.
II. The Madonna of Nagasaki and World Peace
Run for Peace Rally 2020
Since 2005, the Sata Foundation has sponsored the ‘Run for Peace’ Cycling Rally in Chailly-sur-Armançon, France, to commemorate the anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (on 6 and 9 August 1945, respectively) and to promote public awareness of the human sufferings caused by the use of nuclear weapons as well as the need to ensure that scientific knowledge is used for human health and well-being, and not for weapons of destruction. Each Run for Peace Rally has hundreds of cyclists taking part and helps raise funds for the Sata Foundation.
III. Upholding World Peace and Human Rights
(1) Cyber Due Diligence
The Executive Director of the Sata Foundation was one of the resources persons contributing to the University of Oxford’s Cyber Due Diligence Project (https://www.elac.ox.ac.uk/cyber-due-diligence#/).
(2) Promoting Human Rights
The Executive Director published a 360-page book, entitled International Human Rights Law and Diplomacy (Edward Elgar Publishing 2020) (https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/international-human-rights-law-and-diplomacy-9781839102189.html).
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