Moreland, VIC

The ICAN Cities Appeal was endorsed by the City of Moreland on 12 December, 2018.



Cr Abboud moved, Cr Bolton seconded –

That Council:

1.        Endorses the ICAN Cities Appeal which states that:

Our city 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 2018, and we call on our national government to sign and ratify it without delay.

2.        Writes to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, calling for the government to sign and ratify the Treaty on behalf of the Australian people.

3.        Write to ICAN to inform them of Councils decision to join the ICAN 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.