To all those who have signed the Montreal Declaration for a Nuclear-Fission-Free World
[Thanks to Erin Hunt for this.]
Negotiations for a treaty to ban nuclear weapons are underway at the United Nations, starting today! [03/27/2017]
According to Article 6 of the Non-Proliferation Treaty, all parties to the NPT have a legal obligation to participate in good faith in negotiations for the total elimination of nuclear weapons. See http://ccnr.org/npt_treaty.html
Our friends at ICAN have created this little postcard to use for states who are not attending the negotiations. These include Canada, the U.S.A., France and Germany. For a list of those who are not supportive of negotiations see http://www.icanw.org/why-a-ban/positions/.
Feel free to Tweet or email the postcard to your elected representative and/or head of state with your concerns about why your country is not participating.
You can follow along using the hashtag #nuclearban and subscribe to RCW’s Daily Updates here: http://www.reachingcriticalwill.org/disarmament-fora/nuclear-weapon-ban.
The livestream is up too: http://webtv.un.org/live-now/watch/united-nations-conference-to-negotiate-and-legally-binding-instrument-to-prohibit-nuclear-weapons-leading-toward-their-total-elimination/5360215262001