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The Spanish Congress’ approval of a resolution to support
the prohibition of nuclear weapons
Report from Granollers, Spain
On June 20, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Spanish Congress approved a non-legislative proposal that supports a ban on nuclear weapons and calls on the Spanish government and other states to participate in the negotiations to prohibit nuclear weapons in order to advance towards peace, security and disarmament. While the Spanish government as a state is not participating in the negotiations, the Spanish Congress has been putting pressure on them to do this. The motion was approved with 21 affirmative votes and 14 abstentions.
On June 8, another resolution in support of the prohibition of nuclear weapons had been adopted at the Catalan Parliament. Fundi Pau, a Barcelona-based peace NGO, which is a member of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), contributed to the adoption of these two resolutions in the Catalan Parliament and the Spanish Congress.
The Catalan Chapter of Mayors for Peace, led by the City of Granollers, fully supports these important initiatives in Spain.