CITIES APPEAL:

Hobart, TAS

The ICAN Cities Appeal was endorsed by the City of Hobart on 15 April, 2019.

MOTION

 

Given the lack of action by the federal government on signing the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (2017), and the ongoing concern of Hobart residents about the threat nuclear weapons pose to communities throughout the world, the City of Hobart:

  1. Endorse and join the ICAN Cities Appeal for a nuclear weapons-free planet. The UN Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Treaty is the first treaty to comprehensively outlaw nuclear weapons, setting out a pathway for their total elimination.
  2. Write to the federal government, leader of the Opposition Party and other parties endorsing the ICAN Cities Appeal.
  3. Ensure that funds administered by the City of Hobart are not invested in companies that produce nuclear weapons.
  4. Issue a press release announcing that Hobart has joined other cities across the world to call on their governments to sign and ratify the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

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.