ICAN global Parliamentary Pledge
August 27, 2014
Parliamentarians played a major role in realizing the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Now we are seeking their help to promote the signature and ratification of the treaty by all nations. The Parliamentary Pledge is a commitment by parliamentarians around the world to work for their government to join the treaty.
Download the Pledge and encourage your MPs, MSPs, AMs, and MLAs to sign! Ask them to email firstname.lastname@example.org to register their endorsement.
Pledge for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons:
We share the deep concern expressed in the preamble about the catastrophic humanitarian consequences that would result from any use of nuclear weapons and we recognize the consequent need to eliminate these inhumane and abhorrent weapons.
As parliamentarians, we pledge to work for the signature and ratification of this landmark treaty by our respective countries, as we consider the abolition of nuclear weapons to be a global public good of the highest order and an essential step to promote the security and well-being of all peoples.”
Help us collect signatures
Any current member of a national, state/provincial or regional parliament or congress may sign the Appeal. It is open to parliamentarians from all countries, so please contact your MP and MEP, as well as your Scottish MSP, Welsh AM, Northern Irish MLA if you have one. To sign, they should email email@example.com, indicating their endorsement.
Please check the list here to see your parliamentarian has already signed.
Sample email to your parliamentarian:
As you may be aware, on 7 July 2017, 122 governments voted at the UN to adopt the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The next step is for nations to sign and ratify the agreement, so that it can become binding international law.
Nuclear weapons have now been categorically rejected by the international community. The new Treaty puts these abhorrent weapons on the same legal footing as other indiscriminate and inhumane weapons, including biological weapons, chemical weapons, anti-personnel landmines and cluster munitions.
Please kindly let me know if you would be happy to add your name to ICAN’s parliamentary Pledge. This Pledge is a commitment by parliamentarians around the world to work to promote the signature and ratification of the treaty by their respective countries.
I look forward to hearing from you.
UK parliamentarians that signed ICAN’s previous Global Parliamentary Appeal to start negotiations on a nuclear weapons ban treaty:
WestminsterMs Diane Abbott MP Ms Katy Clark MP Mr Jeremy Corbyn MP Mr Pat Doherty MP Mr Mark Durkan MP Ms Michelle Gildernew MP Ms Caroline Lucas MP Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil MP Mr Paul Maskey MP Baroness Sue Miller Mr Francie Molloy MP Mr Graeme Morris MP Mr Conor Murphy MP Ms Sandra Osborne MP Mr Angus Robertson MP Dame Joan Ruddock MP Mr Mike Weir MP Dr Eilidh Whiteford MP Mr Pete Wishart MP Scottish Parliament Ms Clare Adamson MSP Mr Alasdair Allan MSP Mr Christian Allard MSP Mr Colin Beattie MSP Ms Angela Constance MSP Mr Graeme Dey MSP Mr Bob Doris MSP Mr James Dornon MSP Mr Neil Findlay MSP Mr John Finnie MSP Mr Kenneth Gibson MSP Mr Jamie Hepburn MSP Ms Cara Hilton MSP Mr Colin Keir MSP Mr Bill Kidd MSP Ms Joan McAlpine MSP Mr Angus MacDonald MSP Mr Mark McDonald MSP Mr Mike MacKenzie MSP Ms Aileen McLeod MSP Ms Fiona McLeod MSP Mr Stuart McMillan MSP Mr Alex Neil MSP Mr Dennis Robertson MSP Mr Alex Salmond MSP Mr Stewart Stevenson MSP Mr Kevin Stewart MSP Mr Dave Thompson MSP Ms Maureen Watt MSP Mr Paul Wheelhouse MSP National Assembly for Wales Mr Rhodri Glyn Thomas AM Northern Ireland Assembly Mr Steven Agnew MLA Ms Michaela Boyle MLA Mr Cathal Boylan MLA Mr Mickey Bradey MLA Ms Carál Ní Chuilín MLA Ms Megan Fearon MLA Mr Phil Flanagan MLA Mr Chris Hazzard MLA Mr Gerry Kelly MLA Mr Sean Lynch MLA Mr Alex Maskey MLA Mr Declan McAleer MLA Ms Jennifer McCann MLA Mr Fra McCann MLA Mr Raymond McCartney MLA Ms Rosaleen McCorley MLA Mr Barry McElduff MLA Ms Maeve McLaughlin MLA Mr Mitchel McLaughlin MLA Ms Bronwyn McGahan MLA Mr Martin McGuinness MLA Mr Daithí McKay MLA Mr Oliver McMullan MLA Mr Ian Milne MLA Mr John O’Dowd MLA Ms Cathal Ó hoisín MLA Ms Michelle O’Neill MLA Ms Sue Ramsey MLA Ms Caitríona Ruane MLA Mr Pat Sheehan MLA European Parliament Ms Martina Anderson MEP