Scottish WILPF and UK WILPF have co-signed a letter to the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, urging the UK to use the imminent Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Preparatory Committee meeting to recognise and act upon the UK’s international obligation to work for a world free of nuclear weapons.
WILPF is joined by signatories from Yorkshire Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Movement for the Abolition of War, United Nations Association, Pax Christi UK and Article 36 in the letter.
The first session of this Committee is due to take place May 2nd – May 12th at the Vienna International Centre.
The NPT entered into force in 1970 and was extended indefinitely in 1995. The Treaty is regarded as the cornerstone of the global nuclear non-proliferation regime and an essential foundation for the pursuit of nuclear disarmament. It was designed to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons, to further the goals of nuclear disarmament and general and complete disarmament, and to promote cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.