Mayors and local leaders play a key role in advancing the nuclear prohibition

May 25, 2022 [European Chapter]

Report by Mr. Jaume Puigpinós, the City of Granollers, Spain

The webinar organised last 25 May by the Mayors for Peace European Chapter exposed the essential contributions made by local governments to the promotion of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). Local leaders from across Europe showcased their advocacy and cooperation initiatives on this matter. Peace municipalism and civil society networks can help mobilise more countries in favour of the TPNW and the humanitarian-based approach spearheading the prohibition of nuclear weapons. Faced with the ongoing escalation of nuclear threats, as well as the impacts of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, local governments expressed their solidarity with Ukrainian cities and called for a long-term vision of international security that overcomes nuclear deterrence.

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