How to actively engage with the First Meeting of States Parties as a member of the public

​​The First Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) at the United Nations International Centre in Vienna is the first opportunity for countries which have already prohibited any nuclear weapons activity to get together and firm up the blueprint for a nuclear weapons-free Continue Reading

Ukraine war shows ‘nuclear deterrence’ doesn’t work. We need disarmament. – Open Democracy

Rebecca Johnson of the Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy authored this article that discusses the need to move away from the idea that nuclear deterrence is effective: “deterrence theories fail to factor in how narcissistic leaders armed with nuclear weapons may choose to blot out future possibilities that their egos refuse Continue Reading

“Nuclear Weapons are Banned! What does this mean for Britain?” Report by Dr Rebecca Johnson, published

A seminal report written by Dr Rebecca Johnson and published by the Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy and the Center for Nuclear Disarmament has been published. This report analyses the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and theimplications for UK and global security. It has been updated to Continue Reading

Statements from Scottish nuclear ban organisations regarding the ongoing crisis in Ukraine

The Statement from Scottish CND is as follows: “Scottish CND unequivocally condemns Russia’s military actions in Ukraine and the threat to use nuclear weapons. The international community must stand united in ensuring that we protect and support civilians, and Scotland must strongly reject the violations of international law by Russia Continue Reading

Reflecting on the Entry into Force of the TPNW, one year later

The 22nd of January 2022 marks one year since the entry into force for the TPNW. Alongside the events planned to commemorate the occasion, this anniversary presents an opportunity to look back on the different ways in which Scottish partner organisations celebrated the entry into force last year. CNDWhilst numerous Continue Reading