The City Council of Nijmegen is calling on the Dutch Government to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The Nijmegen city council passed a motion on 13 November to join the ICAN City appeal. This is the first Dutch city to join.
Nijmegen has now joined other cities including Paris, Berlin, Washington DC, Geneva, Sydney and others in expressing concern about the grave threat nuclear weapons pose to our communities. Recognising that any use of nuclear weapons, whether deliberate or accidental, would have catastrophic, far-reaching and long-lasting consequences for people and the environment, Nijmegen urges action for nuclear abolition.
The ICAN City Appeal is a global campaign effort to bring local attention and action to address the existential threat of nuclear weapons. Just as Agenda 2030 is encouraging cities across the world to act for a better future for everyone, this city appeal offers an opportunity for city and municipal leaders to stand up for their citizens and demand action for nuclear abolition.
For more information on the Dutch and nuclear weapons, see www.nonukes.nl
For more information on the ICAN city appeal, see www.icanw.org