“Tomorrow may well be an historic day here at the UN, as over 125 countries will vote on a treaty to legally prohibit nuclear weapons. The vote will take place tomorrow morning at 10am. If this treaty is adopted, we will have banned nuclear weapons; established a framework for the elimination of nuclear weapons programs – including warheads, materials, delivery systems and facilities. Among the countries that have not taken part in the negotiations are the United States, Germany, Japan, France and the United Kingdom. Some claim that the time is not right for this kind of prohibition,” wrote Margaret Mayce, Dominican Leadership Conference.
Our Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters Carol Gilbert and Ardeth Platte have been in New York for the negotiations, and as always they have represented the Dominican Family very well!
Let’s pray together that tomorrow might indeed be an historic day that will put the world on a positive trajectory in support of all life.
For more information: http://www.icanw.org/why-a-ban/the-case-for-a-ban-treaty/
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Margaret Mayce, OP serves as a representative of the Dominican Leadership Conference nongovernmental organization at the United Nations. The Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids are members of the Dominican Leadership Conference.The Dominican Leadership Conference represents the worldwide Dominican Family, at the United Nations in New York, USA. Dominicans for Justice and Peace represents our Family at the United Nations in Geneva, Dominican sisters and brothers, men and women living in over 101 countries gives us an wonderful opportunity to bring their experience to the United Nations, to share their stories, their realities, their hopes and dreams for their people with the United Nations missions and Secretariat.