CITIES APPEAL:

Yarra Ranges, VIC

The ICAN Cities Appeal was endorsed by the Yarra Ranges Council on 18 December, 2018.

The Yarra Ranges Youth Reference Group is advocating to the Federal Government to ensure Australia signs the United Nations nuclear weapon ban treaty to keep communities and the environment safe around the world.

Council endorsed the ICAN Cities Appeal, a campaign led by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) at its 18 December Council meeting, asking the Federal Government to ‘sign and ratify the ban treaty without delay’.

Youth Reference Group member Carly from Mooroolbark said the group met regularly to discuss a range of social and cultural issues.

‘We have been discussing the threat that nuclear weapons pose, how disappointing it is that Australia hasn’t signed it, and the role that everyone can play to bring this attention of the Federal Government,’ Carly said.

‘We want the Prime Minister to take action and sign the United Nations nuclear weapon ban treaty.

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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.