Rebecca Johnson: Will non-proliferation and nuclear restraint be weakened in 2020? 2020 marks 75 years since nuclear weapons were used on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It will also be 50 years since the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) entered into force and 25 years after the landmark conference that extended the Treaty indefinitely. Making the NPT permanent was part of interlinked decisions in 1995 on reviewing and implementing its nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation obligations, together with a resolution on establishing a zone free of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in the Middle East.
European Leadership Network 24th May 2019 read more »
West Dunbartonshire Council is being called on to reaffirm the area as nuclear free. Councillor Ian Dickson has lodged a motion to be debated at the council meeting on May 29 which describes the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) as one of the most effective ways to bring about long-term and verifiable multilateral nuclear disarmament. The motion states: “West Dunbartonshire Council is deeply concerned about the grave threat that nuclear weapons pose to communities throughout the world.
Dumbarton Reporter 24th May 2019 read more »