CITIES APPEAL:

Wollongong, NSW

The ICAN Cities Appeal was endorsed by the City of Wollongong on 12 February, 2019.

STATEMENT

 

“Wollongong City Council declared its local government area a nuclear free zone in 1980 and reaffirmed this nuclear-free stance in 2006. The ICAN Cities Appeal is consistent with the  Council’s ongoing nuclear free position and our fears about the grave threat that nuclear weapons pose to the future of humanity. Wollongong City Council firmly believes that our residents have the right to live in a world free from this threat. The production and deployment of nuclear weapons, whether deliberate or accidental, would have catastrophic, far-reaching and long-lasting consequences for humanity and the environment.

Therefore, Wollongong City Council welcomes 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.

I have written to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs to advise that Wollongong City Council endorses the ICAN Cities Appeal.”

Lord Mayor

Cr Gordon Bradbery AM

Wollongong City Council

 

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.