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How global citizens plan to eliminate nuclear weapons & nuclear power

Categories: Articles:Peacemaking | Published: 16/08/2016 | Views: 1080
In 2015 dozens of peace organisations from across the globe signed the Peace & Planet call to action. They aimed to put pressure on delegates sent to New York to review the implementation of the Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) at the United Nations. (CND)

The NPT, which aims to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology, was originally signed in 1968 and is reviewed every five years. It also aims to foster the peaceful uses of nuclear energy and to further the goal of disarmament.

Following on from the co-ordinated work carried out in 2015, Peace & Planet signatories gathered in Montreal last week at the World Social Forum. They proposed and adopted a new declaration. What follows is the inspiring Montreal Declaration which sets out how people across the world can work together to build a Nuclear-Fission-Free World.

Montreal Declaration for a Nuclear-Fission-Free World

As citizens of this planet inspired by the Second Thematic World Social Forum for a Nuclear-Fission‐Free World, conducted in Montreal from August 8 to August 12, 2016, we are collectively calling for a mobilization of civil society around the world to bring about the elimination of all nuclear weapons, to put an end to the continued mass‐production of all high‐level nuclear wastes by phasing out all nuclear reactors, and to bring to a halt all uranium mining worldwide.

This call goes out to fellow citizens of all countries worldwide who see the need, whether as an individual or as a member of an organization, for a nuclear-­fission‐free world. We are committed to building a global network of citizens of the world who will work together, using the internet and social media to overcome isolation, to provide mutual support and to coordinate the launching of joint actions for a world free of nuclear fission technology, whether civilian or military. 
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