The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will be open for signature on September 20 at the United Nations.
Message for our Our Foreign Minister Julie Bishop MP who will be there for the opening of the General Assembly. Please note that September 21 is designated by the United Nations as International Day of Peace.
All nations are invited to sign and ratify the new treaty, regardless of whether they participated in the negotiating conference. Australia must join the global majority and reject these abhorrent weapons.
Our Government opposed the negotiation of the ban treaty, but support within Parliament is growing. Thirty parliamentarians from the Labor, Liberal, Greens and National parties have signed on to the Parliamentary Pledge. They have promised to work for Australia to sign and ratify the new treaty.
Please help us build support within Parliament by inviting your local MP or one of your state/territory Senators to sign the Pledge. We are announcing every new Pledge signatory on Twitter
See the list of signatories and download the Pledge here.If you are connected to a school, you can join the students of Gisborne Secondary College in the Hankaku Crane Campaign. They will fold 1000 paper cranes and deliver them to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten MP, urging them to sign the Pledge. They invite all schools to fold cranes for parliamentarians nationwide.
Nuclear weapons have been outlawed. If Australia is serious about nuclear disarmament, it will sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.