Port Adelaide Enfield, SA
The ICAN Cities Appeal was endorsed by the City of Port Adelaide Enfield on 14 July 2020.
1. The COVID-19 pandemic starkly demonstrates the urgent need for greater international cooperation to address all major threats to the health and welfare of humankind. Of paramount importance is the threat posed by nuclear weapons.
2. In any instance of a nuclear detonation, the Mayor and Councillors will be amongst the first to provide local community leadership.
3. We acknowledge the victims and survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the upcoming 75th anniversaries of these attacks on August 6th and 9th 2020. To commemorate these anniversaries, our council endorses the International
Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons ‘Cities Appeal’:
Our city/town 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.