We're supporting a global ban on nuclear weapons
Thursday 25 July 2019
Recently Yarra joined the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. We now accompany 18 other Australian cities and local councils who have endorsed the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) Cities Appeal.
In support of the ICAN Cities Appeal, we will be flying the ICAN Nobel Peace Prize flag on 6 August 2019. This is to commemorate the 74th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We want to renew the call for meaningful action on nuclear disarmament and encourage our neighbouring cities, local councils and the Australian Government to take action and join the treaty with us.
The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was adopted in July 2017 by 122 nations. This global agreement prohibits the use, production and stockpiling of nuclear weapons and lays the foundations for their total elimination. Cities and towns can help build support for the treaty by endorsing the ICAN Cities Appeal.
Want to learn more about the ICAN Cities Appeal? Visit their website.