Support the Nuclear Ban Treaty
WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION, 12 Jun 2017
We have exciting news! On June 15, more than 130 nations will re-convene at the United Nations for the final session of negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. SIGN THIS PETITION TODAY to tell the President of the UN conference, Ambassador Elayne Whyte Gomez of Costa Rica, that you support this essential step in the worldwide abolition of nuclear weapons.
Our Director of Programs, Rick Wayman, will meet with Ambassador Whyte in New York during the week of June 19. He will personally deliver your signature and comments to her at that time.
While the U.S. and other nuclear-armed and nuclear-allied nations are boycotting this process, the clear majority of the world’s nations are ready to definitively prohibit nuclear weapons – the only weapon of mass destruction not currently banned. We must support their courageous leadership in banning these weapons that threaten the future of civilization and most complex life on the planet.
Sign the petition as soon as possible to ensure that your signature and comments are included in our submission to the President of the nuclear ban treaty negotiations.
We the undersigned strongly applaud your leadership in the negotiations on a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons. We are hopeful for a positive outcome in July.
We consider this to be a very positive step toward a world free of nuclear weapons, and appreciate your efforts to craft a strong, meaningful treaty.
We look forward to working with you, and all nations participating in good faith in this process, to achieve swift entry into force of this treaty, and on future steps toward the total elimination of nuclear weapons.
United Nations Draft Convention on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 12 Jun 2017.
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