“We, the undersigned,
Recognizing the entry into force of the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) on 22 January 2021 as a significant step toward the realization of a nuclear-weapon-free world,
Sharing the deep concern expressed in the TPNW about the catastrophic humanitarian and environmental consequences that would result from any use of nuclear weapons,
Recognizing the consequent need to eliminate these inhumane and abhorrent weapons,
Hereby declare our deep concern about the links (where applicable) between our universities, colleges or schools and the U.S. nuclear weapons production complex, which contradict our personal values as well as the missions of our institutions,
Hereby pledge to abstain from research, development, and investments, as applicable, that contribute to the production, maintenance or financing of nuclear weapons, and
Hereby urge our universities, colleges or schools to cut all ties with the U.S. nuclear weapons production complex, and to pursue the abolition of nuclear weapons as a global public good of the highest order and as an essential to the security and well-being of all peoples."
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