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Photocall Scottish Parliament: Thursday 26 September


Join with ICAN Scottish Partner organisations and MSPs to attend a press and photocall outside the Scottish Parliament at 12.45 on Thursday the 26th September to highlight the special Opening for Signature for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) at the UN in New York.

122 nations adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at the United Nations in 2017. The Treaty is on its way to becoming international law — a feat that requires signature and ratification by 50 states.

The UK Government think they are holding us back. They have refused to even sign the landmark treaty and are bowing from pressure from the US and other states to bury the TPNW. We won’t let that happen. Mayors, parliamentarians and local authorities from around the world are adding pressure.

Here, in Edinburgh, the City Council has passed a resolution in support of the TPNW. All SNP and Green MSPs along with several Labour ones, have signed the international pledge to get Governments on board.

At the photocall, there will be copies of the TPNW and the new report, Stop Funding The End of the World, and large scale versions of the Edinburgh Council’s Resolution, the Ican Cities Appeal and the Parliamentarians pledge.

If you can please RSVP Janet Fenton (liaison, Scottish ICAN Partner organisations) here

or at janet@wordsandactions.scot- or just show up on the day!

#ICANUK #ScottishParliament #TreatyontheProhibitionofNuclearWeapons

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