At its last online meeting for the year on December 8, 2020, the Inner West Council endorsed the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons’ Cities Appeal.
MPG congratulates Council for endorsing ICAN’s Cities Appeal.
The global Cities Appeal states:
Our city/town is deeply concerned about the grave threat that nuclear weapons pose to communities throughout the world. We firmly believe that our residents have the right to live in a world free from this threat. Any use of nuclear weapons, whether deliberate or accidental, would have catastrophic, far-reaching and long-lasting consequences for people and the environment.
Therefore, we warmly welcome the adoption of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons by the United Nations in 2017, and we call on our national government to sign and ratify it without delay.
- Welcomed the entry into force of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 22 January 2021;
- Called on the national government to sign and ratify the treaty without delay; and
- Commits Council to writing to the Prime Minister calling on the Australian Government to ratify the 2017 United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
ICAN’s letter to Council can be read here.
Nick Deane’s address to Councillors on the motion can be accessed via the Ordinary Council Meeting Webcast, December 8, 2020, Part 1 – segment 26.45mins to 30.36mins.
More information on ICAN’s Cities Appeal across Australia can be accessed here.