Humanitarianism set to take precedence in global nuclear discourse in Vienna

Russia’s continued invasion into Ukraine has brought the conversation regarding nuclear disarmament into the public consciousness once again. As Putin’s unhindered invasion has proven that nuclear weapons do not serve as a deterrent for war, and instead serve as a deterrent for counter-actions, people are more willing to reconsider their Continue Reading

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

“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

Banniversary Events

To celebrate the first anniversary of the Entry Into Force for the TPNW, the following events are being hosted/organised by Scottish CND from January 20th – 24th 2022. Thursday 20th January Following PMQs at 11.00amDebate in Scottish Parliament on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear WeaponsMotion submitted by: Bill Kidd, Glasgow Continue Reading

Scotland’s Anti-Nuclear Allies in Europe

It was announced on November 24th that Germany will be participating as an observer in the First Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. As one of five countries used by the US to site their nuclear arsenal, the fact that Germany is resisting Continue Reading