Cities and towns

The ICAN Cities Appeal is a global call from cities and towns in support of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

All national governments are now invited to sign and ratify this crucial global agreement, which prohibits the use, production and stockpiling of nuclear weapons and lays the foundations for their total elimination. Cities and towns have a crucial role to play building support for the treaty across Australia by passing a motion at a council meeting calling on our government to join it.

In June 2021 the Australian Local Government Association unanimously passed a motion declaring The National General Assembly calls on the Australian Government to sign and ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapon“.

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.

- Council / Shire

Cities and towns can support Australia signing and ratifying the nuclear weapon ban treaty by passing a motion at a council meeting.