Peace organizations and citizens call for a Europe of Peace and ratification of TPNW

January 8 and 9, 2022 [French Chapter]

Report by Ms. Loréna Schlicht, AFCDRP-Mayors for Peace France

Prior to the European summit of ministers of defense and foreign affairs held in Brest, a march and side events by citizens and NGOs took place in the streets of Brest on January 8 and 9 under the slogan of “For a Europe truly acting for peace, climate, nuclear disarmament, social justice, human rights and a dignified welcome for migrants.”

Mayors for Peace France (AFCDRP) supported the events together with more than 200 peace organizations through the network of the Collectif National des marches pour la paix, which is one of the organizers of the events along with the Collectif Finistérien contre les Armes Nucléaires (CIAN 29), the European University for Peace (UEP), and ICAN France. AFCDRP helped spread information about the events through the network of Mayors for Peace member cities in France.

At the events, participants called on European governments to eliminate nuclear weapons through the implementation of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons which entered into force a year before on January 22, 2021.