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A Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty Is Almost There

It’s historic. The formal schedule of the UN Nuclear Ban Treaty Conference for this Friday coming (7th July) is the adoption of the treaty itself. Over 130 UN states are participating. It’s the very best news in nuclear disarmament in decades. … Continue reading

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Janet Fenton’s Update on 3rd July

The end of the week our activities were focused on continuing to lobby diplomats to strengthen key points and prohibitions, and do what we can to get the message to our home countries through conventional and social media , articulating … Continue reading

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A Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty Is Almost There

A Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty Is Almost There Update as final week begins It’s historic. The formal schedule of the UN Nuclear Ban Treaty Conference for this Friday coming (7th July) is the adoption of the treaty itself. Over 130 … Continue reading

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Why should military preparations be in the treaty?

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

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Report 28 June & Photoshoot

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

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EDM on Global Ban at Westminster

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

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Report 27 June & the new new draft

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

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Day 9 of the nuclear ban treaty discussions

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

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Day 8 of the nuclear ban treaty discussions

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

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Day 7 of the nuclear ban discussions

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

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