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Mayors for Peace, an organization of cities around the world seeking nuclear abolition, agreed Thursday to launch an appeal to the United Nations and all national governments to work for a world free of nuclear weapons.

The “Nagasaki Appeal” calls for governments to sign and ratify the Nuclear Prohibition Treaty, adopted last month by 122 U.N. members but without the participation of the nuclear weapon states and countries such as Japan that rely on the U.S. nuclear deterrent.

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