Cook Islands joins the Ban Treaty

The Cook Islands has become the latest state to formally join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The necessary paperwork was handed in at the United Nations by Ms. Siai Taylor from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration. While other states have ratified the Treaty, the Cook Islands has acceded, a mechanism

Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki

August is always a month for reflection for those of us praying and working for a world free of nuclear weapons. Remembering the previous uses of nuclear weapons in Hiroshima and Nagasaki is always an important event in the calendar. This year Christian CND member Rebecca Dillon was invited to Coventry Cathedral to take part

Christian CND at Scottish Peace Academy

For July 27-29 Scottish CND held a Peace Academy in Glasgow. Christian CND Co-Chair Martin Birdseye was one of the speakers, here he reflects on his weekend. When I look back on this long weekend in Glasgow I can see that for three days I was part of a learning community, one that included all

New Zealand ratifies the Nuclear Ban Treaty

New Zealand has become the fourteenth state to complete the ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Craig Hawke, the Permanent Representative to the United Nations deposited the paperwork in New York earlier this week. New Zealand has a long record of opposing nuclear weapons, which have been banned from territorial airspace,

Uruguay ratifies the Ban Treaty

Uruguay has become the twelfth state to complete the ratification process for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The paperwork was deposited at the United Nations late last month. Uruguay is the second South American state to complete the process following the ratification of Venezuela earlier in the year. South America has a