Motion to ask for ceasefire, peace negotiations, to organize caravans of humanitarian aid in Ukraine and the adhesion to the nuclear disarmament treaty to the citizens and local authorities in various states of the European Union and in other countries proposed by the organizations linked to the Europe for Peace coalition.
Statement – Resolution
for Peace in Ukraine and Nuclear Disarmament
Resolution No. ___________ Date __________
In support of the ceasefire in Ukraine, initiatives for negotiations and an international peace conference and for global nuclear disarmament paths
The City Council/Regional Legislative Assembly ______________________________
– in reiterating its strong condemnation of the aggression against Ukraine by the Russian Federation, it notes that, more than a year after the beginning of the conflict, the dreaded spectre of a prolonged war in the middle of Europe has become a reality, with the concrete risk of a further escalation that could indeed contemplate the catastrophic use of nuclear weapons;
– from many quarters, in Italy as in Europe, following the example that has for months characterising the commitment of Pope Francis, there are continuous appeals for peace, for the need to stop the war and to do everything possible to avert a nuclear conflict nuclear conflict of unimaginable proportions for the very survival of humanity;
– the devastating effects of this war are not limited to an increase in nuclear danger, but also undermine global efforts to combat climate change, jeopardise jeopardise poor countries’ grain supplies from the Federation Russia and Ukraine, leading to the danger of new famines and food emergencies;
– the effects of the war on civilian populations are dramatic with the loss of thousands of lives, with the flight of millions of Ukrainian citizens from their homes to other countries, with the destruction of cities and industrial sites, with the interruption of water services and electricity, with the suspension of schooling for students; with the loss of millions of jobs and the interruption of economic activities;
– conscientious objectors and those opposed to war are persecuted, imprisoned, deprived of their rights;
– in addition to the primary need to stop the tragic bloodshed and the destruction of entire cities in Ukraine, there is the need to put a stop to the extremely serious economic and social economic and social repercussions that the war is producing in Europe and Italy because of the unsustainable soaring costs of energy and many raw materials, as well as the blocking exports to a key market like Russia, which has already been put in difficulties in recent years by international sanctions;
– today the sending of increasingly heavy weapons not only does not accelerate the end of the conflict and the start of a peace table, but, on the contrary, fuels the real risk of a catastrophe, including a nuclear one nuclear catastrophe and now seems to have the sole purpose of supporting the military industry through increased war expenditure, with Italy having already spent around one billion euros on sending armaments to Ukraine;
– from all opinion surveys, the majority of the Italian population is against the war and the mobilisa tions promoted by Europe for Peace have expressed a great participation of Italian society against the war and in favour of a ceasefire;
– the presence in the arsenals and the spread of nuclear weapons still represents one of the of the greatest threats to peace and international security;
– Italy ratified the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in 1975, which requires all States States Parties to commit to achieving total and global nuclear disarmament and adheres to the NPT as a non-nuclear-weapon state, having committed itself not to build or procure nuclear weapons in any way;
– although the nuclear disarmament agreements agreed between the great powers have led over the decades to the dismantling of tens of thousands of nuclear weapons, in recent years years the elimination operations have slowed down so much that, more than 30 years after the end of the Cold War, some 13,000 nuclear weapons still remain in the arsenals;
– the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was negotiated and adopted by a vote of positive vote of 122 states on 7 July 2017: opened for signature on 20 September 2017, it has to date been signed by over 85 states. currently the signatures of more than 85 states. The instrument of ratification of the 50th State was deposited at the United Nations on 24 October 2020, so the Treaty entered into force on 22 January 2021;
– adherence to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is fundamental to building the
peace policy thus contributing both to the promotion of dialogue and diplomacy, leaving behind the obsolete logic of nuclear deterrence based on mutual distrust;
– the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons can strengthen the construction of the international security paradigm built on multilateralism, disarmament agreements for disarmament, on human security, which Italy too has supported on many other occasions supported;
COMMITS THE LOCAL COUNCIL or REGIONAL GOVERNMENT
1. to urge the Presidency of the Council of Ministers for the Italian government to take action
vis-à-vis the European Union, the United Nations – and the other countries active in the search for a ceasefire – for a diplomatic solution that provides for the immediate cessation of all war activities and the launch, under the coordination of Euand the United Nations, of a negotiating table between Russia and Ukraine with the aim of restoring respect for international law, human rights and the pursuit of a stable and lasting peace in the lasting peace in the whole area affected by the conflict.
2. to ask the Presidency of the Council of Ministers to grant asylum and protection and grant political refugee status to conscientious objectors and deserters from the countries involved;
3. to support – in the knowledge that an end must be put to the current escalation and that there is no there is no military solution to the conflict – the initiatives of the coalition Europe for Peace – both Italian and European (such as the forthcoming peace conference in Vienna on 10 and 11 June) – for a ceasefire, negotiations between the parties, the convocation of an international peace conference;
4. to support and strengthen all humanitarian initiatives in favour of the civilian population – including the reception of refugees and displaced persons – with particular reference to those – such as the peace caravans – promoted by the coalition of associations under the banner ‘StoptheWarNow” by sending aid and providing assistance to the people of Ukraine; to participate in the next peace march from Perugia to Assisi on 21 May 2023;
5. to promote Italy’s accession to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons supporting the initiatives for nuclear disarmament promoted by civil society, in particular by in particular by adhering to the Campaign “Italy, Think Again” (promoted by the Italian Network for Peace and Disarmament and the Senzatomica campaign), the Cities’ Appeal promoted worldwide by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (Nobel Peace Prize 2017) and the appeal ‘For a Republic Free of War and from Nuclear Weapons’ promoted by Italian Catholic realities.
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