The number of municipalities in Greece that support the “World Without Wars and Violence” #σώσετηνπόλη (#SaveTheCity) initiative and the call of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), urging the Greek Government to sign and ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), has risen to 27.

Specifically, the municipalities of Pyrgos, Vironas, Almopia, Moschato – Tavros, Cordelio – Evosmos, and Megareon, at recent meetings of their Municipal Councils, adopted unanimous or majority decisions in favor of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and the proposed resolution by “World Without Wars and Violence”.

The proposal has already received positive decisions or is expected to be discussed by other City Councils the next weeks, and we await their official publications. Greece is the 8th country in the number of municipalities supporting the treaty with their resolutions, based on ICAN’s international campaign, which is addressed to countries that have not yet signed and/or ratified the TPNW. The campaign is supported by more than 300 municipalities around the world, including capitals such as Paris (France), Washington (USA), Helsinki (Finland), Canberra (Australia), Berlin (Germany), Oslo (Norway), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Bern (Switzerland), Edinburgh (Scotland), while major cities include New York, Toronto, Sydney, Melbourne, Munich, Turin, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Barcelona, Seville, and Los Angeles.

The #σώσετηνπόλη campaign continues and all municipalities in the country are called upon, as stated in Central’s Union of Greek Municipalities resolution 96/2022, to support the adoption of a resolution for the signing and ratification of the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty by the Greek Government.