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International day of Peace, Stroud

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21st Sept is International Peace Day; Jozette, a member of the Stop Ecocide core team,has been organising peace events for the last several years around this, and in 2017 Polly and Jojo launched Mission Life force (which has become Stop Ecocide) at the 2017 event.

This year, Roslyn Cook, who has been instrumental in getting 126 countries to sign a treaty outlawing nuclear weapons, and who Polly mentored, is coming to speak about her work.

More about Roslyn:

“I am on CND National Council, its governing body. CND is one of over 400 organisations globally that make up ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, so CND is a partner of ICAN, as is the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom or WILPF which is over 100 years old. I am a member of WILPF too, and at the anniversary Congress in Zurich in May 2019 it was also discussed how WILPF could support a Law of Ecocide. Many present wanted to know more, so there will be a session on it at our Autumn Seminar in London in November.

CND National Council has approved the discussion of how we can support the campaign for a Law of Ecocide, inviting me to put a resolution forwards to that effect at CND Conference in October as a basis to debate this. This is at the national level.

I have been campaigning with ICAN since 2010 to get the Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons adopted at the UN in 2017, and since then to encourage and support the increasing number of countries signing and ratifying it. We expect it to enter into force next year, when the required 50 countries will have ratified it. So far we are half way to that goal.”

Earlier Event: September 20
Fridays 4 Future Global Climate Strike
Later Event: September 21
Glastonbury Climate Emergency Day