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
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.
WestminsterMs 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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:
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.