At a vigil on Thursday, November 30, outside the U.S. Mission to the U.N., the Atlantic Life Community, Nukewatch, NYC War Resisters League, and others will call on the U.S. to be the first nuclear armed state to respond to the global demand for nuclear disarmament and sign the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty. This would push the other 8 nuclear powers to do the same, then all could ratify the Treaty together and implement a warhead disarmament regimen, backing humankind away from 78 years teetering at the edge of the nuclear abyss.
U.S. Sign the Treat Vigil
12:30 pm, Thursday, November 30
The United States Mission to the United Nations;
799 United Nations Plaza @ 45th Street, NYC 10017
From Monday, November 27 to Friday, December 1, the 69 nations party to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons are meeting at the United Nations. They, along with representatives from 24 signatory nations as well as observers from other interested countries, attend this Second Meeting of States Parties to take next steps to implement the Treaty and expand its reach.
None of the nine nuclear armed states has expressed interest in the Treaty. The United States, the key to getting those nations on board, won’t even send an observer to the historic gathering though the U.S. Mission to the United Nations is just across the street.