The ICAN Cities Appeal was endorsed by Wyndham City Council, Victoria, on Wednesday 22nd March, 2022.
Moved by Councillor Robert Szatkowski, that Council:
- Recognise the 2017 United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The first treaty to comprehensively outlaw nuclear weapons and provide a pathway for their elimination. This Treaty entered into force on 22 January 2021. All national governments are invited to sign and ratify the treaty.
- Commemorate this achievement of global diplomacy by endorsing the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons ‘Cities Appeal’, which reads: “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.”
- Write to the Office of the Prime Minister informing them of our resolution and to call on the Federal Government to sign and ratify the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons 2021 without delay.