No to NATO – praying for peace

    Christian CND gathered at St Martin-in-the-Fields on Tuesday 3 December to pray for peace around the world, ahead of joining a demonstration against NATO called by CND. Among the world leaders attending the reception at Buckingham Palace were US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Boris Johnson. In addition

Antigua and Barbuda ratifies the Ban Treaty

Antigua and Barbuda has become the latest state to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, taking the total number of states to have completed ratification to 34. The Treaty, which was agreed by the United Nations in July 2017, will enter into force when 50 states complete the ratification process. It will

Pope calls for nuclear disarmament in Japan

Pope Francis has used an address in Nagasaki to call for nuclear disarmament as the Papal tour of Asia continues. The Pontiff is visiting both Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the two Japanese cities destroyed by nuclear weapons at the end of the Second World War. Pope Francis has long been a leader of global calls for

Nauru signs the Ban Treaty

The Republic of Nauru has become the latest state to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in New York. The announcement takes the number of states to have signed the Treaty to 80, with 33 of those having completed the ratification process. The Treaty will enter into force when 50 states have

UN reaffirms support for the Ban Treaty

The United Nations First Committee has voted overwhelmingly in support of the Treaty on the prohibition of Nuclear Weapons during a recent meeting. 119 states voted in favour of a resolution which welcomed the Treaty, commended those states who have already signed and ratified it and called on states that “have not yet done so