Monthly Archives: June 2017
Threat: Ban military preparations to use nuclear weapons The discussions are now focussed on the second draft of the proposed treaty to ban nuclear weapons ongoing in New York, and it is going well. There are still some additional improvements … Continue reading
Continuing into this week of the negotiations, everyone is very aware of the deadline ahead, and it seems that the diplomats share civil society’s ardent desire to create an effective and unambiguous treaty by the end of the negotiating period. … Continue reading
An Early Day Motion was lodged at Westminster by Patricia Gibson MP yesterday about the Nuclear Ban. It expresses concern that the UK is not part of the Global Ban Treaty discussion; dismay that the mainstream media do not cover … Continue reading
After the UN’s holiday weekend, and a new influx of campaigners fully briefed from the weekend orientation meeting, the International Campaigner’s morning meeting was highly charged. However, the new draft still had not arrived and we were not even fully … Continue reading
UN Conference to negotiate a legally binding treaty to abolish nuclear weapons Scottish CND briefing note In any referendum on independence, the people of Scotland have a rare privilege, the power to cast a vote which can lead to nuclear … Continue reading
It’s our last day at the negotiations for most of the Scottish Delegates and by now you must be quite used to the format of our days and reports. I’ll therefore change the style of today’s article, but not before … Continue reading
The 8th day of the ban treaty negotiations gave rise to particular excitement as our Scottish team had the opportunity to organise our very own side event ‘Scotland can disarm the UK’! But first, our daily campaigner’s briefing got the … Continue reading
The ICAN morning briefing reported that yesterday’s civil society input was well received. The states have to present their credentials to the secretariat to go on record as participating, and already 65 states have done so, with a further 40 … Continue reading
Christian groups gather regularly at Faslane to oppose Nuclear Weapons. In this Justice and Peace Scotland film faith leaders, including Archbishop Tartaglia, Bishop Nolan, Rev McLachlan and Rev Mumford, speak about the reasons for their opposition and their hopes for the coming Global Ban in achieving peace.
Patrick Harvie MSP gives his support to the Nuclear Ban treaty negotiations in New York and their relevance to us in Scotland.