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Thursday
May242018

Takoma Park receives its ICAN certificate

The City of Takoma Park was presented with a Certificate of Compliance with the UN Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, awarded by the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize winners, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Paul Gunter of the Takoma Park Nuclear-Free Committee made the presentation to Takoma Park Mayor, Kate Stewart, and members of the City Council at the start of the Wednesday, May 23rd council session. (Pictured.)

Takoma Park was the first city in the U.S. to declare its compliance with the UN accord, known as the Ban Treaty. The Treaty prohibits the development, testing, production, deployment, use and threat of use of nuclear weapons, and requires environmental remediation and assistance to victims of the nuclear age. It was adopted by 122 countries at the UN on 7 July 2017. Once it is ratified by 50 nations, it becomes international law.

For more information, see our press release.