On Saturday the 12th of May, parliamentarians from Spain, France, Chile and Argentina signed ICAN’s Parliamentary pledge in support of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. ICAN won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to create the treaty.
The event took place as part of the European Humanist Forum 2018 as a sign of rejection towards Donald Trump’s decision to end the USA’s support for the Iran Nuclear Deal (JCPOA). Parliamentarians Tomás Hirsch from Chile (Humanist Party), Sabine Rubin from France (France Insoumise), Sergio Pascual from Spain (Podemos) and the Argentinean Marcos Cleri (Unidad Ciudadana), signed the pledge, adding their names to those of hundreds of others from 27 countries.
The signing took place in the presence of Carlos Umaña (ICAN Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean) and Aurora Bilbao from IPPNW, Spain.