The Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) welcomes the unanimous decision made today by Manchester City Council to formally support the International Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). NFLA calls on the UK Government to engage with the majority will of United Nations (UN) member states by engaging in a process they have currently boycotted. The TPNW was agreed at the UN by 122 countries (including the Republic of Ireland) in July 2017 and is currently being ratified, a process that is expected to conclude in 2019. The Treaty is a concerted attempt to move forward with multilateral nuclear disarmament, but it has been opposed at every stage by the nuclear weapon states, including the United Kingdom. NATO members, and states like Australia and Japan who are linked to American security policies, have also opposed this process.
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