The TPNW signed by more than 50 member states which will soon be coming into force. Parliamentarians across the world played a major role in realising the treaty through their actions in the campaign. Now we are seeking their help to promote the signature and ratification of the treaty by all nations. The Parliamentary Pledge is a commitment by parliamentarians around the world to work for their government to join the treaty.
Given the position of the Scottish Parliament in opposing nuclear weapons, this is a very important way in which they can put pressure on the UK Government.
You can see if your parliamentarians have signed here.
If they have not, please ask your MSPs and MPs to sign it.
Send them a letter (find model here) and follow up with a phone call to their office. If you are unsure who your representatives are, this website might be of help https://www.writetothem.com.
Message from CND ICAN – the global peace network – of which CND Is a partner organisation, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
At a time when the prospect of nuclear war seems closer than it has for a generation, the award of this prestigious prize is an essential recognition of the global majority against nuclear weapons – and the movement that has done so much to advance it.
Campaigners have worked tirelessly over the last few years, together with the 122 states who launched the first ever nuclear weapons ban treaty at the United Nations just a few weeks ago. We congratulate all the grassroots activists and campaigners, in Britain and around the world, who have done so much to make this possible.
Kate Hudson, CND general secretary, said:
“At a time when the prospect of nuclear war seems closer than it has for a generation, the award of this prestigious prize is an essential recognition of the global majority against nuclear weapons – and the movement that has done so much to advance it.
“ICAN – the global peace network – of which CND is a partner organisation, has worked tirelessly over the last few years, together with the 122 states who launched the first ever nuclear weapons ban treaty at the United Nations just a few weeks ago. We congratulate all the grassroots activists and campaigners, in Britain and around the world, who have done so much to make this possible.
“The campaigns to highlight the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons were an important factor in convincing the majority of the world’s states that they must take matters into their own hands in creating this new multilateral framework for abolishing nuclear weapons. See end for ICANs Press Release
One of these UN resolutions will set the dates and mandate for a unique event in 2018 – a UN High-Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament.
Similar UN High Level Conferences on other topics have been very successful, agreeing on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopting the Paris agreement on Climate Change and adopting the 14-point Action Plan to Protect our Oceans
Will governments use the opportunity of the 2018 High-Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament to prevent nuclear war in North-East Asia and between Russia and the West, reduce nuclear stockpiles and advance the new treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons?
Or will the nuclear armed and allied governments continue the status quo and spiral towards a nuclear catastrophe?
Reaching HIGH virtual conference, Oct 11-12, 2017
Find out more about the 2018 High-Level Conference. Input your ideas into the deliberations at the UN in New York.
Join the global virtual conference, a series of webinars on Oct 11-12 organized by the Basel Peace Office, UNFOLD ZERO, PNND, Global Security Institute and the Abolition 2000 working group on the 2018 UN High-Level Conference.
- East Kilbride, Sun 8 Oct | 7:00 pm Calderwood Community Centre, Blackbraes Rd, 7 pm, hosted by Radical Independence Campaign
- Cromarty, Fri 13 Oct | 7:30 pm The Victoria Hall, Cromarty, hosted by Cromarty Peace Group
- Scottish Greens Autumn Conference 2017,Sat 21 Oct | 6:00 pm Edinburgh (Sighthill campus of Napier University in Edinburgh)
- Inverness, Thu 26 Oct | 7:00 pm The Chieftain Hotel, hosted by SNP Inverness Branch
- Skye, Sat 28 Oct | 11:00 am Aros Portree, hosted by Yes Skye and Lochals
- Peterhead, Sat 28 Oct | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Encounter Cafe on Drummers Corner Known by some as the old Habitat shop, hosted by Aberdeen CND
- Dunbar, Mon 30 Oct | 7:00 pm Dunbar Methodist Church Hall, 10 Victoria street Dunbar, hosted by Anglican Pacifists hosted by Anglican Pacifists