On the Eve of the resumption of Negotiations for the Global Ban Treaty on Nuclear Weapons Tommy Sheppard MP sends a message of support to those trying to achieve a multilateral ban on nuclear weapons.
In less than a week’s time we’re marching together across the planet to support the Global Ban treaty on Nuclear weapons! At the same time as the Women’s March to Ban the Bomb in New York there will be solidarity events all over the world, including several in Scotland. Events Continue Reading
Scottish Civic Society will be well represented at the UN discussions for a global ban on nuclear weapons. This will take place in New York, between 15 June – 7 July 2017. Delegates attending: Janet Fenton Vice Chair of Scotttish CND Scottish Parliamentary Liaison – Women’s International League for Peace Continue Reading
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 from two main sources and has the support of the Continue Reading
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 Rican ambassador Elayne Whyte Gómez, released the first draft of Continue Reading
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 Yamada visited with their translator Shigeo Kobayashi. Reiko survived the Continue Reading
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 in this meeting to agree the elements for a nuclear Continue Reading
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 access to the United Nation, not to enter the discussion, Continue Reading