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  • Majority of millennials support banning nuclear weapons

  • Both houses of Swiss Parliament call on government to join the Nuclear Ban Treaty immediately

    In a 24 to 15 vote (with 2 abstentions), the Council of States of the Swiss Federal Assembly has joined the National Council today in calling on the Swiss government to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and submit it to Parliament for ratification without delay. This vote follows a public backlash  against the government’s decision in August to adopt a wait-and-see approach to the TPNW. The Parliament’s resounding yes sends the signal that  - especially in the face of current international tensions – the humanitarian and security reasons for joining the Nuclear Ban Treaty prevail.

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