CITIES APPEAL:

Georges River, NSW

 The ICAN Cities Appeal was endorsed by the Georges River Council on Monday 25th November , 2019.

MOTION

 

Moved by Councillor Tegg & Councillor Katris, and passed unanimously.

That Council:

(a) That Council endorses the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear weapons (ICAN) Cities Appeal noting that Georges River Council is deeply concerned about the grave threat that nuclear weapons pose to communities throughout the world.

(b) That Council firmly believes 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.

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

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

 

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.