CITIES APPEAL:

Bayside, NSW

The ICAN Cities Appeal was endorsed unanimously by the Bayside Council on 13 February, 2019.

MOTION

 

“That Council endorses the ICAN Cities Appeal noting that Bayside Council “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.”

That Council writes to the Minister for Foreign Affairs to inform them that Council endorsed the ICAN Cities Appeal and now calls for the government to sign and ratify the Treaty on behalf of the Australian people.

That Council issues a media release announcing Council’s endorsement of the ICAN Cities Appeal.”

Image: Bayside City Councillors with ICAN Australia board member Daryl Le Cornu.

BACK TO THE CITIES APPEAL

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is a coalition of non-governmental organisations in more than one hundred countries promoting adherence to and implementation of the treaty.

ICAN was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for our work to raise awareness of the devastating humanitarian impacts of nuclear weapons and for our role in achieving the treaty.