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Scottish CND statement on the treaty ban draft lauch

A draft of the ground-breaking UN Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty, arising out of the first session of the negotiation conference in March this year, which was attended by the representatives of 132 nations is now publicly available. The Conference arises … Continue reading

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Draft treaty released

DRAFT TREATY RELEASED People in Scotland have been chanting ‘ban the bomb’ since the first US weapons came up the Clyde, so let’s be celebrating this week’s big news! The chair of the UN Conference to ban the bomb, Costa … Continue reading

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Hibakusha visit to Scotland to highlight the nuclear ban

The Scottish peace movement was privileged to host two Japanese A-bomb survivors, known as Hibakusha, during March 2017. The visit coincided with the dates of the first session of the critical UN negotiations for a nuclear ban treaty. Reiko Yamada and Midori … Continue reading

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A UN ban on nuclear weapons is on the way

By the last day of the first session of the UN Nuclear Ban Treaty discussions in New York, there was an exuberant excitement in the room at the enormous significance of what is under way. 132 UN Member states participated … Continue reading

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UK protest at the UN Ban Treaty discussions

Over 120 UN states have started this week the negotiations to develop a legally binding instrument for the prohibition of nuclear weapons, along the lines of the bans on chemical weapons and landmines. The UK Government decided to use its … Continue reading

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