CROSS-PARTY GROUP ON INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The AGM of the Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group on International Development will be held on Tuesday 18 June at 5.30pm in Committee Room 4. All welcome – click here for more.
UNA YOUTH EDINBURGH WELCOME EVENT
On 29 April 2013, UNA Youth Edinburgh held an official welcome at UN House, Edinburgh and had a discussion on the next steps for the Arms Trade Treaty. See here for more information.
TEACH IN SRI LANKA!
UNA-UK POLICY CONFERENCE 2013
UNA members from Edinburgh attended the UNA-UK’s Policy Conference 2013 on Saturday 27 April at the Friends’ Meeting House, London.
Attending from UNA Edinburgh were Gari Donn, Alec Gaines, George Grubb, Liz Grubb, Petra Messinger, Liz Sim and Martin Verity.
Alec Gaines introduced the topic of nuclear non-proliferation; Liz Sim called for urgent action to bring about a peace settlement between Israel and Palestine; and George Grubb spoke on the issue of population, hunger and the Millennium Development Goals.
Liz Sim was co-opted onto the Procedures Committee, which will organise the next Policy Conference in 2015.
For full information, go to the UNA-UK website
INTERNATIONAL ARMS TRADE TREATY
UNA Edinburgh successfully campaigned on the International Arms Trade Treaty, which was agreed by the United Nations General Assembly on 2 April 2013.
See here for full information.
We supported the MUN organised by George Watson’s College, one of the largest such events in the UK, from 15 to 17 March 2013.