Posted: 20th May 2019
Today we are so excited to annouce that the city of lights, love and art is speaking out to end nuclear weapons, by joining the ICAN Cities Appeal and calling on the French government to sign the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
Nuclear weapons are designed to destroy cities and everything we love in them. So it is no surprise that cities are taking the lead in speaking up against these inhumane, immoral weapons.
Here at ICAN, we were so excited that Paris’ Mayor Anne Hidalgo confirmed the city’s support for the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. As the beloved capital city of a country with 300 nuclear warheads, this is an important signal to all governments that it is time to end nuclear weapons.
Since ICAN launched the appeal in November last year, it has gained support from major cities such as Berlin, Washington DC, Sydney, Los Angeles, Oslo, Toronto, Manchester, and many more all over the world – and we’re just getting started.