May 17, 2019
The City of Paris has become the first French city – and the second capital city of a nuclear-armed state – to support the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear weapons.
Paris has endorsed the ICAN Cities Appeal, expressing the cities support for the Treaty and calling on the French government to do the same. As the beloved capital city of a country with 300 nuclear warheads, this is an important signal to all governments that its time to end nuclear weapons.
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Paris joins cities around the world that are taking the lead in the fight to end nuclear weapons, including Washington D.C, Sydney, Geneva and many more. In fact, two other major European capitals endorsed the appeal over the past week: Berlin and Oslo.
Since ICAN launched the appeal in November last year, cities large and small have used the appeal as a way to encourage their governments to take action on nuclear weapons, and some have taken steps to ensure that this support comes coupled with a commitment to divest city finances from nuclear weapons production.