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Parliamentary Appeal

Parliamentarians have a vital role to play in advancing the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons. ICAN’s Global Parliamentary Appeal aims to build global support for a treaty banning nuclear weapons. It will be presented at intergovernmental meetings aimed at promoting nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. Now signed by more than 800 parliamentarians in 42 countries! See the ICAN International website for details.

Global Parliamentary Appeal for a Nuclear Weapons Ban

We, the undersigned parliamentarians,

conscious of our duty to protect and promote the safety and well-being of the people we represent, express our deep concern at the continuing threat posed by many thousands of nuclear weapons across the globe. Any use of these ultimate weapons of mass destruction – whether by accident, miscalculation or design – would have catastrophic consequences for humanity and the planet as a whole.

The only way to guarantee that they will never be used again is to outlaw and eliminate them without further delay. We call upon all national governments to negotiate a treaty banning nuclear weapons and leading to their complete eradication. A global ban on nuclear weapons is a humanitarian imperative of the highest order. It is necessary, feasible and increasingly urgent.


Ms Diane Abbott MP
Ms Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh MP
Mr Ian Blackford MP
Mr Alan Brown MP
Ms Katy Clark MP
Mr Jeremy Corbyn MP
Mr Ronnie Cowan MP
Mr Martin Docherty-Hughes MP
Mr Pat Doherty MP
Mr Mark Durkan MP
Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas AM
Mr Paul Flynn MP
Mr Neil Gray MP
Ms Michelle Gildernew MP
Ms Nia Griffith MP
Mr Chris Law MP
Ms Caroline Lucas MP
Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil MP
Mr Paul Maskey MP
Mr Stuart McDonald MP
Mr John McNally MP
Baroness Sue Miller
Mr Francie Molloy MP
Mr Graeme Morris MP
Mr Conor Murphy MP
Ms Sandra Osborne MP
Ms Kirsten Oswald MP
Ms Margaret Ritchie MP
Mr Angus Robertson MP
Dame Joan Ruddock MP
Ms Liz Saville Roberts MP
Mr Tommy Sheppard MP
Ms Jo Stevens MP
Mr Alex Salmond MP
Mr Owen Thompson MP
Mr Mike Weir MP
Dr Eilidh Whiteford MP
Dr Philippa Whitford MP
Mr Mark Williams 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
Fiona Hyslop 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 Stewart Stevenson MSP
Mr Kevin Stewart MSP
Ms Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister of Scotland
Mr Dave Thompson MSP
Ms Jean Urquhart MSP
Ms Maureen Watt MSP
Mr Paul Wheelhouse MSP
National Assembly for Wales
Mr Mick Antoniw AM
Mr Peter Black AM
Mr Jeff Cuthbert AM
Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas AM
Mr Alun Ffred Jones AM
Mr Rhodri Glyn Thomas AM
Mr John Griffiths AM
Mr Mike Hedges AM
Mr Llyr Huws Gruffydd AM
Ms Bethan Jenkins AM
Dr Dai Lloyd AM
Ms Julie Morgan AM
Mr Jenny Rathbone AM
Mr David Rees AM
Mr Simon Thomas AM
Ms Joyce Watson AM
Mr Lindsay Whittle AM
Ms Leanne Wood 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
Ms Jill Evans MEP
Mr Ian Hudghton MEP
Ms Jean Lambert MEP
Ms Molly Scott Cato MEP
Mr Keith Taylor MEP
Mr David Vaughan MEP
Ms Julie Ward MEP
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. To sign, they should complete this form and email it to (alternatively, they can simply send a message from an official email account to say they want to add their name).

Sample email to your parliamentarian:

Dear [Name],

Nuclear weapons are the only weapons of mass destruction not yet prohibited by an international convention, even though they have the greatest destructive capacity of all weapons.

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is asking parliamentarians around the world to join us in calling upon all national governments to negotiate a treaty banning nuclear weapons.

A global ban on nuclear weapons is a humanitarian imperative of the highest order. It is necessary, feasible and increasingly urgent. I am writing to ask you to sign this parliamentary appeal.

Kind regards,
[Your name]


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