On Tuesday evening I co-hosted this reception at Parliament with Catherine West MP to encourage young people to take an interest in the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. We were joined by the wonderful Bruce Kent and students from around the country.
CND campaigns non-violently to achieve British nuclear disarmament – to get rid of the Trident nuclear weapons system and stop its replacement, but recognise that Britain’s nuclear weapons are only a small part of the problem, so also campaign for a global nuclear weapons ban.
They also work to end Britain’s participation in the US Missile Defence system and – with other campaigns internationally – against missile defence and weapons in space.
CND’s other campaigns include opposition to NATO and its nuclear policies and to nuclear power, and for the prevention and cessation of wars in which nuclear weapons may be used, as well as encouraging non-military solutions to conflict.
CND is funded entirely by its members and supporters.
Recently, CND was one of the grassroots organisations that successfully campaigned for a global ban on nuclear weapons at the United Nations. The UN adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in 2017 and it is now open for states to sign. The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons – of which CND is part – won the Nobel Peace Prize for this work.
Visit the London CND website