At the request of the Delàs Centre for Peace Studies, the Parliament of Catalonia has approved a resolution on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. This resolution is unique in that it was approved unanimously by all parliamentary groups without modification or amendment.
The resolution urges the government of the Spanish state to work for the approval of a treaty within the different international institutions to which it belongs, particularly the General Assembly of the United Nations, a treaty abolishing the use, possession or manufacture of nuclear weapons.
One more confirmation that Catalonia has a strong commitment to disarmament as a necessary step toward the achievement of a peaceful world, this resolution is part of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), of which the Delàs Centre is a participating member.
The Delàs Center for Peace Studies will continue to promote the Campaign to abolish nuclear weapons with the hope that the Congress of Deputies of Spain will pronounce a similar resolution, and bring us one step closer to an ban which will free the world's people from the threat of atomic weapons and the nuclear catastrophe they represent.
Barcelona, July 4, 2014
Delàs Center for Peace Studies.
RESOLUTION PARLIAMENT OF CATALONIA
1, The Parliament of Catalonia recognises the danger that nuclear weapons pose to humanity by their very existence. The explosion of a single nuclear bomb would result in a humanitarian catastrophe. The explosion of less than 1% of the current global nuclear arsenal would create such catastrophic climate disruption that it would threaten the survival of humanity.
2. The Parliament of Catalonia expresses the desire to live in a world free of nuclear weapons. The elimination of nuclear weapons and a total ban on their production is the only way to guarantee that these weapons are never used.
3, The Parliament calls upon the Government of Catalonia to urge the Spanish state to work for a treaty within the different international institutions to which it belongs, particularly the General Assembly of the United Nations, a treaty abolishing the use, possession or manufacturing of nuclear weapons. It also calls upon the Spanish Government to sign and ratify such agreements once they they are drafted.
Palace of the Parliament, July 4th, 2014