Category: Global

Building a world free from nuclear weapons

Global coalition of Youth Organisations condemn threats of nuclear weapons use

We strongly condemn Putin’s recent nuclear threats, and extend our support and solidarity to those affected by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. As youth-led organisations united in our shared vision of a world free of nuclear weapons, we stand in solidarity with the residents of Ukraine and those seeking peace everywhere in the world. The invasion…
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The current case for Nuclear Disarmament

In recent years the case for disarmament has not only gained spotlight with the state of the Korean peninsula but also gained justification as the renewal of Britain’s nuclear ‘deterrent’ is set to cost the treasury a figure close to £205 billion pounds. With a pro-trident PM in power there is currently no realistic possibility…
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Reacting to the Global Ban

On 7th July 2017, a powerful step toward a nuclear free world was taken at the UN headquarters in New York. The first legally binding international agreement in nearly 50 years, to comprehensively prohibit nuclear weapons was passed by 122 countries. It will open for signatures on September 20th and hopes to begin the process…
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noun /hɪˈpɒkrɪsi/  “the practice of claiming to have higher standards or more noble beliefs than is the case” When I read the news as I do every day, undoubtedly an article will appear, usually in the politics section where the word ‘hypocrisy’ will pop into my mind. Recently, this has been the news regarding the…
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Standing Rock and Peaceful Protests

The clash of unarmed protesters and heavily militarised police is unfortunately all too familiar in 2016. From Black Lives Matter to tuition fee demos, the response to popular protest now regularly involves some level of violence, even when activists are employing entirely peaceful methods. Protests at Standing Rock in Dakota, opposing the construction of an…
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UN Disarmament Week 2016

Monday 24th October 2016 marked the beginning of the UN disarmament week.  This week was called for in the Final Document of the General Assembly 1978 special session on Disarmament. Why the 24th October? This date was particularly chosen because it marks the anniversary of the inception of the United Nations. It offers a chance…
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