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This post originally appeared on the CISD website on 9 October 2017. The Strategic Concept for the Removal of Arms and Proliferation (SCRAP), as a member of ICAN’s coalition of partner organizations, is thrilled that the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) has been awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of its role to achieve the Treaty on the …

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Join our campaign to pressure the United Nations General Assembly for a resolution on General and Complete Disarmament (GDC). Send a letter to your country’s UN representative:   Letter Template Your Excellency, I am writing to you to ask that (insert state name) play an active part in supporting a resolution on General and Complete Disarmament (GDC).  We are …

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SCRAP Committee Member Dr Randy Rydell gave a presentation on “Challenges facing the NPT and its review process with a particular focus on the Middle East:  lessons learned from non-UN and regional processes on arms control and disarmament” to the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters on June 29, 2016. REMARKS TO ABDM-2

See Dr Dan Plesch’s latest article in the Third World Quarterly. The South and disarmament at the UN This article analyses the Global South’s role in disarmament. It offers evidence of a customarily ignored Southern agency in UN processes and suggests that the later work of Hans Morgenthau explains both this agency and contrary state …

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On behalf of the UN Secretary General, Ms. Angela Kane (the former High Representative for Disarmament Affairs) sent us a letter in 2014, in which she acknowledges the important work carried out by SCRAP. Text of the letter: 6 November 2014 Dear Dr. Plesch, On behalf of the Secretary-General, I wish to acknowledge receipt of …

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SCRAP is pleased to welcome a new Advisory Committee member. Geneva based disarmament expert Marc Finaud joined the SCRAP Advisory Committee in May this year. Marc Finaud is a Senior Programme Advisor for the Emerging Security Challenges Programme at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and a Resident Senior Fellow at the United Nations Institute …

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