CITIES APPEAL:

Darebin, VIC

The ICAN Cities Appeal was endorsed by Darebin City Council on 3 December 2018.

The Mayor of Darebin, Cr Susan Rennie, announced the Council’s endorsement of the ICAN Cities Appeal at a ceremony launching a public mural project to honour ICAN on 10 December 2018.

COUNCIL RESOLUTION

 

MOVED: Cr. T McCarthy, SECONDED: Cr. K Le Cerf

That Council:

MINUTE NO. 18-011

 

(1) Endorses the ICAN Cities Appeal, that is, that Darebin City 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.”

(2) Writes to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs informing them that Council has endorsed the ICAN Cities Appeal and call for the government to sign and ratify the Treaty on behalf of the Australian people.

(3) Issue a media release announcing Council’s endorsement of the ICAN Cities Appeal.

CARRIED (3 December 2018).

 

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.