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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.

+ Spanish

Compromiso Parlamentario de ICAN del Tratado sobre la Prohibición de las Armas Nucleares

Nosotros, los parlamentarios abajo firmantes,

Acogemos, con beneplácito, la adopción del Tratado de las Naciones Unidas sobre la Prohibición de las Armas Nucleares del 7 de julio del 2017 como un paso significativo hacia la realización de un mundo libre de armas nucleares.

Compartimos la profunda preocupación expresada en el preámbulo acerca de las catastróficas consecuencias humanitarias que resultarían del uso de armas nucleares y reconocemos la consiguiente necesidad de eliminar estas inhumanas y abominables armas.

Como parlamentarios, nos comprometemos a trabajar para la firma y ratificación de este tratado histórico por nuestros respectivos países, ya que consideramos que la abolición de las armas nucleares es un bien público mundial del más alto nivel y un paso esencial para promover la seguridad y el bienestar de todos los pueblos.

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+ Norwegian

Løfte om støtte til FN-traktaten som forbyr atomvåpen

Vi, undertegnede stortingsrepresentanter,

ønsker velkommen FN-traktaten som forbyr atomvåpen vedtatt 7. juli 2017. Traktaten er et viktig skritt i arbeidet for å realisere en atomvåpenfri verden.

Vi deler den dype bekymringen som uttrykkes i traktatens innledning om de katastrofale humanitære konsekvensene av enhver bruk av atomvåpen, og vi innser det presserende behovet for å avskaffe disse inhumane og uakseptable våpnene.

Som parlamentarikere lover vi å arbeide for at denne epokegjørende traktaten blir signert og ratifisert i våre respektive land. Vi anser avskaffelse av atomvåpen som et globalt gode av den høyeste orden og et vesentlig skritt for å fremme sikkerhet og velferd for alle mennesker.

 

 

Signed by:

+ Australia

Federal Parliament

Hon Anthony Albanese MP
Adam Bandt MP
Hon Sharon Bird MP
Senator Carol Brown
Hon Tony Burke MP
Hon Linda Burney MP
Terri Butler MP
Hon Anthony Byrne MP
Senator the Hon Doug Cameron
Nick Champion MP
Sharon Claydon MP
Julie Collins MP
Senator Sam Dastyari
Senator Richard Di Natale
Senator Patrick Dodson
Kate Ellis MP
Hon Warren Entsch MP
Mike Freelander MP
Senator Katy Gallagher
Steve Georganas MP
Andrew Giles MP
Senator Stirling Griff
Senator Sarah Hanson-Young
Ross Hart MP
Julian Hill MP
Emma Husar MP
Stephen Jones MP
Senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore
Matt Keogh MP
Senator Chris Ketter
Catherine King MP
Susan Lamb MP
Senator Sue Lines
Jenny Macklin MP
Senator Gavin Marshall
Emma McBride MP
Senator Nick McKim
Brian Mitchell MP
Senator Claire Moore
Ken O’Dowd MP
Cathy O’Toole MP
Julie Owens MP
Graham Perrett MP
Tanya Plibersek MP
Senator Louise Pratt
Senator Lee Rhiannon
Senator Janet Rice
Joanne Ryan MP
Senator Rachel Siewert
Senator the Hon Lisa Singh
Warren Snowdon MP
Anne Stanley MP
Susan Templeman MP
Senator Anne Urquhart
Maria Vamvakinou MP
Senator Murray Watt
Senator Peter Whish-Wilson
Andrew Wilkie MP
Josh Wilson MP
Tony Zappia MP

+ Belgium

Belgian Parliament

Alain Top
Dirk Van der Maelen

 

European Parliament

José Inácio Faria MEP
Bart Staes MEP
Kathleen Van Brempt MEP

 

Flemish Parliament

Johan Danen
Tine Soens

+ Canada

Daniel Blaikie MP
Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet MP
François Choquette MP
Don Davies MP
Linda Duncan MP
Cheryl Hardcastle MP
Carol Hughes MP
Gord Johns MP
Hélène Laverdière MP
Sheila Malcolmson MP
Irene Mathyssen MP
Elizabeth May MP
Thomas Mulcair MP 

+ Costa Rica

José Alberto Alfaro Jiménez
Carlos Arguedas
José Camacho Leiva
Natalia Díaz Quintana
Otto Guevara Guth
Nidia Jiménez Vásquez
Emilia Molina Cruz
Ronny Monge Salas
Patricia Mora Castellana
Steven Núñez
Rafael Ortiz Fábrega
Sandra Piszk
Karla Prendas Matarrita
Paulina Ramírez Portugués
Gonzalo Ramírez Z
Marco Vinicio Redondo Quirós
Mario Redondo Poveda
Jorge Rodríguez A
Aracelli Segura Retana
Ottón Solís Fallas

+ Finland

Touko Aalto
Outi Alanko-Kahiluoto
Pekka Haavisto
Hanna Halmeenpää
Satu Hassi
Heli Järvinen
Emma Kari
Johanna Karimäki
Jyrki Kasvi
Merja Kyllönen
Krista Mikkonen
Ville Niinistö
Olli-Poika Parviainen
Jani Toivola
Antero Vartia
Ozan Yanar

 

European Parliament

Heidi Hautala MEP

+ Iceland

Andrés Ingi Jónsson
Ari Trausti Guðmundsson
Ásta Guðrún Helgadóttir
Birgitta Jónsdóttir
Björn Leví Gunnarsson
Einar Brynjólfsson
Eva Pandora Baldursdóttir
Gunnar Hrafn Jónsson
Halldóra Mogensen
Katrín Jakobsdóttir
Kolbeinn Óttarsson Proppé
Nichole Leigh Mosty
Rósa Björk Brynjólfsdóttir
Smári McCarthy
Steingrímur J. Sigfússon
Steinunn Þóra Árnadóttir
Svandís Svavarsdóttir

+ Italy

Stella Bianchi
Laura Garavini
Marietta Tidei
Giorgio Zanin

 

European Parliament

Brando Benifei MEP

+ Portugal

European Parliament

Ana Gomes MEP

+ Slovenia

European Parliament

Ivo Vajgl MP

+ Spain

European Parliament

Ernest Urtasun MEP

+ Switzerland

Ms Isabelle Chevalley

+ United Kingdom

Parliament of the United Kingdom

Ian Blackford MP
Ronnie Cowan MP
Jonathan Edwards MP
Patrick Grady MP
Kelvin Hopkins MP
Caroline Lucas MP
Stewart McDonald MP
Alex Sobel MP

 

Scottish Parliament

Claudia Beamish MSP
Bruce Crawford MSP
Linda Fabiani MSP
Neil Findlay MSP
John Finnie MSP
Christine Grahame MSP
Ross Greer MSP
Patrick Harvie MSP
Daniel Johnson MSP
Alison Johnstone MSP
Bill Kidd MSP
Fulton MacGregor MSP
Ivan McKee MSP
Stuart McMillan MSP
Gail Ross MSP
Mark Ruskell MSP
Elaine Smith MSP
Stewart Stevenson MSP
Alison Thewliss MSP
Maree Todd MSP
Andy Wightman MSP

 

Welsh Assembly

Mike Hedges AM

 

European Parliament

Jill Evans MEP
Molly Scott Cato MEP
Alyn Smith MEP
Derek Vaughan MEP
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