There are 17,000 nuclear weapons in the world today. 2,000 linger at hair-trigger alert, ready to be launched within minutes. The detonation of just one would cause a humanitarian catastrophe on a horrific scale. We know this. We have heard from experts on the environment, public health, emergency response and development. The evidence is clear. Nuclear weapons have catastrophic humanitarian consequences and no adequate humanitarian relief is possible. And now, more and more States are coming around to see what has become perfectly clear:
ABOLITION IS THE ONLY SOLUTION, A BAN ON NUCLEAR WEAPONS IS WHAT WE NEED.
If you believe that the time for waiting and hoping is over – that we have to act now – sign the petition and send a clear message to your government that you don't accept the status quo. You want your government to start negotiating a ban on nuclear weapons now.
The petition will be delivered to governments participating at an international nuclear weapons conference in Mexico next year. Let them hear that the people support a treaty banning nuclear weapons, and we won't wait any longer.