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Welcoming in the Nuclear Ban Treaty

Day 3 #TPNWChallenge: Teach Peace

The Nuclear Ban Treaty (TPNW) becomes international law on Friday 22 January 2021. This changes everything! But to understand why nuclear weapons must be banned, it’s important to understand their terrible history.

Peace Education Scotland produce a wide range of resources suitable for use in schools, for children of different ages and to support studies in a range of different studies.

There are highly relevant resources on COVID-19 and nuclear weapons and there are plenty of materials and videos that could be shared as part of online learning or as part of a home-schooling approach. 

We know that lockdowns are especially hard going for schools and families, so you might want to choose your timing carefully on this one. If you can see how well these resources would fit with a class your school is teaching, by all means share them today! But if you think it might take a bit more work for schools to think about how to integrate these in their curriculum, you might prefer to save this action for a later date, and just take the time to learn your own way around Peace Education Scotland’s resources right now!


More information about our #TPNWChallenge... 

Day 2 #TPNWChallenge: Make Art


The Nuclear Ban Treaty (TPNW) becomes international law on Friday 22 January 2021. This is a cause for celebration!

Why not get the word out by making some bright and beautiful artwork and putting it up in your window for the world to see?

Or use your creativity however works best for you! Make something digital and share it with us on Instagram. Write a poem, make music, tell a story ...

We would love to see what you create. Please share your work with us on social media (use the hashtags #TPNWChallenge and #Windows4Peace if you can) or send them to us by email.


Day 1 #TPNWChallenge: Alert the Media


The Nuclear Ban Treaty (TPNW) becomes international law on Friday 22 January 2021. This is big news! It will be a big boost to Scotland's work towards becoming a nuclear-free country. 


Make sure that people up and down the country are talking about it by writing to your local newspaper, parish magazine or favourite digital publication. If you’re feeling brave, why not contact your local radio station or your favourite podcast and ask if they will interview you about the Treaty? 


Download our template letter here if you are looking for inspiration, or write your own (and feel free to share it with us!). 

 If you have never written to your paper before, don’t be daunted! Newspapers and magazines are almost always happy to receive readers’ letters. You will make a good impression if your letter is short, clear and positive – it will also help to grab readers’ attention. You can usually find contact details by looking on the inside front cover, the opinion page or the back cover of a paper, or by checking on its website.

If you write to your local paper and they want to follow it up with an interview or an in-depth article – great! If you don’t feel comfortable doing this, or you would like some more information, please get in touch with the SCND team and we will be happy to help.

Introducing the #TPNWChallenge

On Friday 22 January 2021, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons enters into force in international law. Read more about what that means for us here in Scotland.

We are celebrating Entry Into Force with a Week of Action starting on Saturday 16 January. Each day, we will be asking you to do a simple action - it won't take more than five or ten minutes of your time - to raise awareness of the Treaty and to build support for it among your community.

We'd love to see what you do! Please share your actions with us on social media using the hashtag #TPNWChallenge or send us updates by email. Download our Week of Action checklist here, or follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook daily to see each day's new challenge.

Find out more about bell-ringing and celebrating on the 22nd here (and how you can help to make it happen!). Check out Scottish CND and local groups' events here, other Scottish & UK events on NuclearBan.Scot, and international events on the ICAN website.

This web page will be updated daily with any templates, links or resources you might need to complete your #TPNWChallenge actions. Good luck!