Now Accepting Applications- Generation Y Peace Campaigning Academy 2018

UNHS is proud to share that applications are now open for Generation Y Peace Training Academy 2018. Hosted by our friends at Scottish CND, the Academy will take place from 27-29 July 2018 at the University of Strathclyde. Highlights include: Plenary sessions and building skills group lessons on a variety of campaigning topics; “InspYre” social evening on Saturday 28th of July with entertaining & experience sharing (open to non academy participants); Action Field Trip on Sunday 29th of July to discover more about the Faslane Nuclear Base & Faslane Peace Camp (strictly educational – no direct action involved). Speaker from 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Winner – ICAN View more information on the Acade

New steps taken for a pioneer project at Low Moss prison

The UN House Scotland was present at Low Moss prison on the 27th of November to talk about the possibility of organising a Model United Nations event. The excitement was high for what could be the first event of its kind with participants deprived of liberty. In the early afternoon, Executive Director Gari Donn and three UNHS volunteers gave a presentation to 17 detainees at the detention facility located in the Glasgow area. The enriching exchange was focused on the principles and work of the United Nations as well as the importance of civil engagement to make sure these principles constitute and remain the basis of our national politicians’ and diplomats’ actions. A few weeks before this m

Burns Supper to be held at Serenity Cafe

Leading up to the invitational conference on a Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone in the Middle East, UNHS is hosting a Burns Supper in support of the initiatives and efforts for Middle East peace taking place within Scotland. Join us 23 January at 7:00pm at Serenity Cafe. To RSVP please email janet@wordsandactions.scot. More information on the Burns Supper. More information on the invitational conference. #burnssupper #middleeast #middleeastpeace #nuclearweapons #weaponsofmassdestruction

Motion Submitted to Recognize Ambassador Elayne White Gomez

On 12 January, 2018, MSP Bill Kid entered a motion at Scottish Parliament to congratulate Ambassador Elayne White Gomez of Costa Rica for her achievement of the award of 2017 Arms Control Person of the Year. The motion text reads: "That the Parliament congratulates Ambassador Elayne White Gomez of Costa Rica and diplomats from the disarmament delegations of Austria, Brazil, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand and South Africa on receiving the title, 2017 Arms Control Person(s) of the Year; notes that this was awarded for their leadership in advancing effective arms control, nonproliferation and disarmament solutions; further notes that this leadership was highlighted by the adoption and accession o

POP: Human Trafficking in Scotland

The latest POP from UNHS, distributed to Scottish Parliament on 4 January, 2018, focuses on human trafficking and modern slavery in Scotland. Get the latest facts on this critical matter below, or download a copy: #UKhumantrafficking #humantrafficking #modernslavery #ScottishParliament

What Can One Person Do? Advice from Siddharth Kara

SIDDHARTH KARA is a senior fellow and lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, a senior fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health, and a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery (2008) and Bonded Labor: Tackling the System of Slavery in South Asia (2012), both from Columbia University Press. In his latest book, Modern Slavery: A Global Perspective, Kara recommends seven steps that any individual can take to contribute to anti-slavery efforts. With permission from the publisher, UNHS shares these steps to encourage members of our community to take action against human trafficking and modern

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