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Member Cities' Activities

European Chapter welcomes entry into force of
the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

January 22, 2021
Report by Ms. Helena Aranda Mayor, the City of Granollers, Spain

Leading global cities, with the Mayors for Peace European Chapter and International Secretariat, the UK & Ireland Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) issue a joint statement as the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) enters into force at the United Nations on the 22nd January 2021 and call on their own governments to engage with this positive disarmament process.

The statement was supported by the President, Vice Presidents and Executive Members of Mayors for Peace including the Chair of the European Chapter, as well as other European Mayors who have passed a resolution to support the TPNW. By supporting the TPNW, Mayors from all over the world advocate to move away from dangerous, unilateral actions and embrace a multilateral approach.

Commenting on the statement, Mayor Mayoral, the Chair of the European Chapter of Mayors for Peace, said: "The entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is a historic milestone. Citizenship has the right to live in a world free from the threat of nuclear weapons. Ban them is the only possible way."

European Chapter statement welcoming entry into force of the TPNW and calling cities
for their engagement

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