The Acronym Institute conducts research, participates in meetings, analyses developments, and disseminates ideas and information on peace, disarmament and human security in all their aspects. Our primary purpose is to facilitate the fuller and better-informed participation of civil society and nations in developing and implementing effective measures to demilitarize relations between states and peoples, promote human security and protect the environment.

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26 November 2014

THE UK government is expected to confirm a U-turn over its refusal to attend an international conference on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons after pressure from Scotland.

In a written answer to SNP Westminster leader Angus...

Parliamentary Records

Paul Flynn MP: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what quantity of (a) enriched uranium and (b) tritium has been sent by the US to the UK under the provisions of the 1959 amendment to the 1958 US-UK Mutual Defense...


Dr Rebecca Johnson
27 November 2014

Preventable Threats: The humanitarian impacts of nuclear weapons: UK risks and challenges

Something new and challenging is shaking up the world of nuclear weapons and proliferation. In March 2013, 128 governments met in Oslo to discuss...

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