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There are now 58 countries who have ratified the UN Treaty. Boston, New York City and Minneapolis have joined the ICAN Cities Appeal, along with Ballina, Byron Bay and Lismore.

New York City have begun divesting public pension funds from nuclear weapons companies, as have a major Australian superannuation fund and the first Finnish pension fund. The Financial Times wrote a story about how weapons companies are starting to be impacted by this growing pressure from investors.

The first meeting of State Parties to the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) will take place at the United Nations in Vienna, 22–24 March, 2022.

Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Germany and Norway are not yet ready to join the TPNW, but they have already announced they will attend the meeting as observers. So, it is up to us to put pressure on our government (whoever they may be) to do likewise.

Check out: www.ICANW.org. Here’s to a safe nuclear weapons free future.

Mick & Deborah Stacey, Ballina 


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1 COMMENT

  1. All I can think of is Maralinga – 1956 – 63 & our government’s agreement
    to support the British ‘tests’ & fallout. The land’s still stuffed. First Nation
    People died & may continue to do so. No Nukes is the only answer. Contact
    ICAN.

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