The ICAN Cities Appeal was endorsed by the Kiama Municipal Council, New South Wales, on 16th August 2022.
Council endorses the following statement, moved by Councillors Larkins and Draisma:
- Kiama is 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 the Mayor and Chief Executive Officer jointly write to International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) advising that Kiama Municipal Council has agreed to endorse the ICAN Cities Appeal.