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ICAN Parliamentary Pledge

Parliamentarians played a major role in realizing the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Now we are seeking their help to promote the signature and ratification of the treaty by all nations. The Parliamentary Pledge is a commitment by parliamentarians around the world to work for their government to join the treaty.

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Pledge for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
We, the undersigned parliamentarians,

warmly welcome the adoption of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 7 July 2017 as a significant step towards the realization of a nuclear-weapon-free world.

We share the deep concern expressed in the preamble about the catastrophic humanitarian consequences that would result from any use of nuclear weapons and we recognize the consequent need to eliminate these inhumane and abhorrent weapons.

As parliamentarians, we pledge to work for the signature and ratification of this landmark treaty by our respective countries, as we consider the abolition of nuclear weapons to be a global public good of the highest order and an essential step to promote the security and well-being of all peoples.

 

Translations:

+ French

Engagement parlementaire de ICAN pour le Traité d’interdiction des armes nucléaires

Nous, les parlementaires soussignés, accueillons chaleureusement l’adoption du Traité des Nations Unies sur l’interdiction des armes nucléaires le 7 juillet 2017 comme une étape importante vers la réalisation d’un monde exempt d’armes nucléaires.

Nous partageons la profonde préoccupation exprimée dans le préambule face aux conséquences humanitaires catastrophiques qui résulteraient de toute utilisation d’armes nucléaires, et nous reconnaissons le besoin qui en découle d’éliminer ces armes inhumaines et abominables.

En tant que parlementaires, nous nous engageons à travailler à la signature et la ratification de ce traité historique par nos Etats respectifs, car nous considérons que l’abolition des armes nucléaires est un bien public mondial de premier ordre et une étape essentielle pour promouvoir la sécurité et le bien-être de tous les peuples.

 

Signed by:

+ Australia

Federal Parliament

Hon Anthony Albanese MP
Adam Bandt MP
Senator Doug Cameron
Sharon Claydon MP
Senator Richard Di Natale
Warren Entsch MP
Andrew Giles MP
Senator Sarah Hanson-Young
Stephen Jones MP
Senator Sue Lines
Senator Nick McKim
Senator Claire Moore
Ken O’Dowd MP
Senator Louise Pratt
Senator Lee Rhiannon
Senator Janet Rice
Senator Rachel Siewert
Senator Lisa Singh
Senator Anne Urquhart
Maria Vamvakinou MP
Senator Peter Whish-Wilson
Andrew Wilkie MP
Josh Wilson MP

+ Canada

Daniel Blaikie MP
Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet MP
Don Davies MP
Linda Duncan MP
Cheryl Hardcastle MP
Hélène Laverdière MP
Elizabeth May MP
Thomas Mulcair MP 

+ United Kingdom

Scottish Parliament

Linda Fabiani MSP
Neil Findlay MSP
Bill Kidd MSP
Ivan McKee MSP
Elaine Smith MSP
Stewart Stevenson MSP
Maree Todd MSP

 

European Parliament

Julie Ward MEP

 

Help us collect signatures

Any current member of a national, state/provincial or regional parliament or congress may sign the Pledge. It is open to parliamentarians from all countries. To sign, email a confirmation to info@icanw.org.

 

Sample email to your parliamentarian:

Dear [Name],

As you may be aware, on 7 July 2017, 122 governments voted at the UN to adopt the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The next step is for nations to sign and ratify the agreement, so that it can become binding international law.

Nuclear weapons have now been categorically rejected by the international community. The new Treaty puts these abhorrent weapons on the same legal footing as other indiscriminate and inhumane weapons, including biological weapons, chemical weapons, anti-personnel landmines and cluster munitions.

Please kindly let me know if you would be happy to add your name to ICAN’s parliamentary Pledge. This Pledge is a commitment by parliamentarians around the world to work to promote the signature and ratification of the treaty by their respective countries.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

[Name]


  • aiweiwei

    “Let’s act up! Ban nuclear weapons completely and unconditionally.”

    Ai Weiwei Artist and activist

  • sheen

    “If Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr were alive today, they would be part of ICAN.”

    Martin Sheen Actor and activist

  • bankimoon

    “I salute ICAN for working with such commitment and creativity.”

    Ban Ki-moon Former UN chief

  • yokoono

    “We can do it together. With your help, our voice will be made still stronger. Imagine peace.”

    Yoko Ono Artist

  • jodywilliams

    “Governments say a nuclear weapons ban is unlikely. Don’t believe it. They said the same about a mine ban treaty.”

    Jody Williams Nobel laureate

  • desmondtutu

    “With your support, we can take ICAN its full distance – all the way to zero nuclear weapons.”

    Desmond Tutu Nobel laureate

  • herbiehancock

    “Because I cannot tolerate these appalling weapons, I whole-heartedly support ICAN.”

    Herbie Hancock Jazz musician

  • dalailama

    “I can imagine a world without nuclear weapons, and I support ICAN.”

    Dalai Lama Nobel laureate