By World BEYOND War, June 7, 2022
World BEYOND War Joins U.S. National Call in Support of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, Which WBW Is Promoting Around the World
In the face of widespread concern about the threat of nuclear weapons, World BEYOND War joins with organizations and individuals across the country in releasing the following statement:
STATEMENT ON THE EXISTENTIAL THREAT OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS
AND ON THE TREATY ON THE PROHIBITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS
The power to initiate a global apocalypse lies in the hands of the leaders of nine nations. As 122 nations of the world indicated when they adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in July, 2017, this is unacceptable.
As concerns about the threat of nuclear weapons re-enter the public consciousness, it is important to know that humankind is not without an answer to the nuclear threat. The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which entered into force on January 22, 2021, provides a clear pathway to the elimination of the nuclear threat.
We call on all nuclear armed states to take immediate steps to:
- engage the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons,
- attend the First Meeting of States Parties, and
- sign, ratify and implement the Treaty.
We also call on the U.S. media to recognize the existence of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and to include the Treaty in discussions, articles, and editorials regarding the nuclear threat and methods available to address it.
The Statement has been endorsed by organizations representing hundreds of thousands of people in the United States as well as by a growing list of individuals. A list of signatories can be found at nuclearbantreaty.org.
World BEYOND War also encourages support for this Global Appeal to Nine Nuclear Governments, and recommends participating in these events:
June 12 noon ET: https://www.june12legacy.com
June 12 4 p.m. ET: https://defusenuclearwar.org