On Tuesday 24 May at 1pm, we invite you to join us and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) outside the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) to urge the UK government to attend the First Meeting of State Parties (1MSP) of the Nuclear Ban Treaty. The UK cannot remain silent on the nuclear ban and must join the treaty!
At the end of June, state representatives from across the world will be meeting in Vienna for the 1MSP of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).
This is a momentous occasion, where member states of the TPNW will discuss the next steps to advancing the treaty and the eventual elimination of nuclear weapons.
The UK government, however, has continued to refuse to engage with the TPNW—and it has shown no intention of attending this incredibly important world meeting as an observer.
This will be a small and peaceful rally where we will aim to hand in a letter calling on the government to attend the 1MSP, and this letter signed by over 1 million people and endorsed by the Dalai Lama, calling for:
- an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine and the withdrawal of Russian troops;
- a commitment from Russia and NATO to renounce the use of nuclear weapons in this conflict;
- states to work toward the elimination of nuclear weapons.
If you have any questions about this rally and/or would like to attend, email [email protected].