The TREATY to PROHIBIT NUCLEAR WEAPONS

(TPNW) –  Scotland’s part

Scotland shares the view of the overwhelming majority of UN members who support the Treaty. This is key to nuclear disarmament, first by the UK Government, and then by their allies who share the desire to maintain the most destructive weapon ever invented.

 

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Nicola Sturgeon’s speech at 2017 SNP Conference

“We will never accept that a limit should be placed on the contribution Scotland can make to building a better world. Strong voices for peace and justice are needed now more than ever. Last week, ICAN, the global campaign against … Continue reading

DELIGHT AS NOBEL PEACE PRIZE GOES TO ICAN

Scottish Scrap Trident Coalition Press Release: 6th October 2017   DELIGHT AS NOBEL PEACE PRIZE GOES TO ICAN Campaigners against nuclear weapons are delighted by the news that the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, the advocacy group that has worked … Continue reading

53 States sign TPNW in the first week!

At last, only two months after its adoption by the UN General Assembly on 7th July 2017, the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons opened for signature at the United Nations in New York. During the opening ceremony on 20th … Continue reading

Scottish CND say that the storing of US nuclear weapons in Europe is an elephant in the room which needs to be dealt with. Arthur West chair of Scottish CND said:   It is our understanding that the US spends … Continue reading

Important information from Medact about Global Ban Treaty

Medact is an organisation of medical professionals who work to rid our world of nuclear weapons and also on issues related to climate change and economic justice . Medact are a major partner with Scottish CND and other organisations in … Continue reading

Scottish Signing Ceremony

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons opened for signature on 20 September 2017, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. This was a historic moment, when heads of states and foreign ministers gathered in New York to officially sign this … Continue reading

More than 50 countries signed the treaty already

The Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons opened for signature yesterday morning! And less than 8 hours later, 50 states have signed. What an excellent result. Here are the first 50 signatories to the ban treaty, but many more … Continue reading

As September 20th Sign-up Day Approaches . . .

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) will soon be open for signing by the world’s nations. We are very hopeful that there will be many signings on the day itself and soon after. News of the signings … Continue reading

Letter in the Guardian from Medact

The below letter was published in the Guardian on 31st of Aug. See the article here. Fourteen medical doctors and scientists call on the British government to join the international treaty demanding the ban of nuclear weapons As medical doctors and scientists, we … Continue reading

What do the papers say?

In the month since the agreement on the Nuclear Ban treaty in New York coverage of this momentous event has been a little thin in the Scottish main stream media, but more thorough in the social media. You can read … Continue reading