Last year, the Mayors for Peace "Vision 2020" Campaign to abolish all nuclear weapons ended without having achieved its intended goal. Unfortunately, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which has since come into force, did little to change this. The fact that the 2020 goal could not be realised was foreseeable for a long time, which is why the Mondialists turned to the Mayors for Peace with an appeal in March 2017 (see World Citizens Forum Archive - only in German). The appeal was renewed in August 2020.The 10th Mayors for Peace General Conference planned for 2020 had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and has now been postponed again for another year. At this meeting, a new vision campaign was to be adopted. Now this vision and a new action plan are to be deliberated at an Executive Conference to be held online. The date is not yet known.
Mayors for Peace, which now has more than 8,000 cities and towns as members, say they are determined to work for further expansion of membership. They want to reach 10,000 member cities, strengthen initiatives in a close and robust global coalition, accelerate nuclear disarmament and continue extreme efforts towards the ultimate goal: The abolition of nuclear weapons and the achievement of lasting World Peace.
It should be clear that this will not be possible without a better UN. It is now up to the politically conscious World Citizens, global activists and World Federalists to convince the Mayors for Peace in a concerted campaign that they must also advocate for a World Union of actually united nations so that the great goal becomes attainable at all. And not only because of the abolition of nuclear weapons, but also to deal with many other global problems.