The Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) supports and welcomes the publication of the Nagasaki Appeal and Special Resolution that were both launched at the 9th General Conference of Mayors for Peace. NFLA is a partner organisation of the Mayors for Peace and is pleased that the Lord Mayor of Manchester attended the Mayors for Peace Executive Board meeting and 9th General Conference held in Nagasaki on the 7th – 10th August. The Lord Mayor also laid a wreath with the Mayor of Ypres and the Mayor of Granollers at the Hiroshima Peace Ceremony and met the UK Ambassador to Japan at the Nagasaki Peace Ceremony. The Nagasaki Appeal commits Mayors for Peace to continue its 35 year campaign to work for a nuclear weapons free world; a cause the NFLA was also established to campaign for 37 years ago. The Appeal also welcomes the agreement of 122 nations – over 60% of the United Nations – to an international treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons. It calls on those states who boycotted this policy process, like the UK, to actively engage in nuclear disarmament talks. NFLA fully supports that call, at a time when international tensions between North Korea and the United States are of real concern.
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