No to nuclear weapons!

TO: Mr Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General, United Nations

We wish to add our voices to the global campaign for an end to nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction. We believe that the world needs to take urgent action to stop the spread of nuclear weapons, and to make the world free of nuclear weapons, as part of the overall drive for worldwide peace and the transfer of military spending to socially-useful ends. The international treaties concerning nuclear non-proliferation, nuclear weapons test-ban and fissile material cut-off are essential to achieving this goal.

In May 2010 the United Nations will meet to review the Nuclear non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Trade unionists from around the world are urging that meeting to make a clear path towards abolition of nuclear weapons in the shortest possible time. We ask that:

- those countries which have not joined the NPT do so, and for all countries to comply with it in full;
- the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty enter into force as soon as possible;
- there be an immediate start to and rapid progress on the Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty; and
- we ask for international agreements to support nuclear-weapon-free zones.

We support the actions of the “Mayors for Peace”, headed by the mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, in calling for abolition of all nuclear weapons by 2020.

Production and maintenance of nuclear weapons, and military expenditure overall, cost more than one trillion dollars each year. We call for major reductions in military expenditure, to allow this money to be spent on social and economic development and fighting poverty. We further ask that this transformation from military to peaceful expenditure be done in a way which protects the livelihoods of those who would be affected by it.

Signatures collected on paper: 6703212

Signatures collected on the web: 1276

Date Name Message
14 May 2010 Lecoq site webFrance
13 May 2010 Kyle MacGregorAustralia
13 May 2010 Olivia MorrisAustralia
12 May 2010 GardelleFrance
12 May 2010 Eefje OttenThe Netherlands I say NO to nucliair weapons. In my opinion they’re unneccesary en dangerous.
12 May 2010 Jacqui NissimAustralia
11 May 2010 Bertbelgium een wereld zonder nuclear is een stap dichter bij een beter wereld.
11 May 2010 Jeffrey TurnerUSA
11 May 2010 BeucherFrance S’il vous plait arrétez les armes nucléaires et luttez contre la faim dans le mondeet contre le paludisme.
10 May 2010 hebrardfrance abolition du nucleaire et de toutes ces machines diaboliques faites par l’homme pour détruire la vie halte à la mégalomanie de toute puissance
10 May 2010 bondisfrance
10 May 2010 GROUPE NON-VIOLENT LOUIS LECOIN - DUNKERQUEFRANCE La Paix ! Sans armes c’est possible !
10 May 2010 STOLL CécileFrance
10 May 2010 BRUNEEL Jean MarcFRANCE
10 May 2010 Mark Stansbery site webUSA

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Total amount of signatures: 6704488
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