A TOURING exhibition is to visit Llandudno next week to celebrate 40 years since all eight of the (then) county councils of Wales declared themselves “Nuclear Free Zones”.
This was marked on February 23, 1982 by the Clwyd “Nuclear Free Wales” Declaration.
CND Cymru (supported by North Wales Quakers) are marking the campaigns which led to that signing with a touring exhibition at 12 centres around Wales, including Llandudno (known as “Nuclear Free Wales @40”).
The exhibition will be held in St John’s Methodist Church, 53-55 Mostyn Street, on the mornings of April 19, 20 and 21 (9.30am – 12.30pm).
The exhibition also supports the important UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) which came into force in January 2021 and makes any aspect of nuclear weapons illegal in countries ratifying the treaty.
A campaign has been set up for all councils in Wales to pledge support for this treaty.
More than 400 councils globally (including three in North Wales) have so far pledged support, via ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) ‘Cities Appeal’.
ICAN was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017 for its advocacy of this treaty.
On March 9, the Senedd passed a motion in support of the UN Treaty, as part of a wider motion regarding the current ongoing Ukraine conflict.