Bayside Metropolis Council has develop into the eleventh Council in Victoria to hitch the decision for the Australian Authorities to signal and ratify the United Nations (UN) Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
In a unanimous choice on the July 2021 Council Assembly, Bayside Councillors declared their help and are actually calling on the Australian Authorities to signal the Treaty directly.
“Nuclear weapons pose a menace to communities all through the world, and we imagine all individuals, together with our residents, have the appropriate to stay in a world free from this menace,” Mayor Cr Laurence Evans mentioned.
“Any use of nuclear weapons, whether or not deliberate or unintentional, would have catastrophic, far-reaching and lengthy lasting penalties for individuals and the surroundings.”
Australia has not signed or ratified the Treaty, regardless of committing to pursue nuclear disarmament underneath the 1970 nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
“It’s time for Australia to signal and get on the appropriate aspect of historical past,” Cr Evans mentioned.
A part of the Council decision contains writing to the Overseas Affairs Minister, and the native Federal member of parliament, advising of Council’s help to the Treaty.
It was additionally resolved that Council will take steps to make sure that funds administered by Bayside Metropolis Council are usually not invested in corporations that produce nuclear weapons.
Bayside Metropolis Council is the eleventh Victoria Council to hitch the Worldwide Marketing campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) Cities Attraction- a world name from cities and cities in help of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
(ICAN) is a coalition of non-governmental organisations in 100 nations selling the implementation of the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Based in Melbourne in 2007, ICAN was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.