“The UN Charter as a living, legal instrument”

Posted on | September 13, 2019 | No Comments

September 20, 2019
12:30 pmto1:30 pm

Dear Friends Our next UNA LunchBox talk will be in the Friends Meeting House in Upper Goat Lane, Norwich on Friday 20 September 2019.  The meeting will start with our AGM at 12.30pm followed by the speaker’s talk at 1pm.   Our speaker this month is Professor Tarcisio Gazzini  from the UEA Law School will talk about “The UN Charter as a living, legal instrument”.  In this troubled world and with UN Day coming up on 21 September, this is a very timely talk and should prove of great interest.   Many governments choose to ignore the UN Charter which was designed to keep international peace after the second world war.  Professor Gazzini has taught at the Universities of Padua, Glascow and Amsderdam and has been a consultant for several governments on matters concerning public international law and foreign investments.  He has written extensively on several topics across international law, ranging from the use of military force to economic sanctions. I do hope you can come. Best wishes, Marguerite

Norwich Peace Camp 2019 :-)

Posted on | August 31, 2019 | No Comments

All welcome

UN International day of peace

Posted on | August 23, 2019 | No Comments

September 21, 2019



Posted on | August 8, 2019 | No Comments


12 noon – 1pm

Saturday 7th September 2019

outside St. Peter Mancroft, Norwich

This vigil is hosted by our friends from www.norwichamnesty.org.uk

Vigil for Peace

Posted on | June 21, 2019 | No Comments

…all welcome…

Norwich Peace Camp & Peace Cycle

Posted on | June 2, 2019 | No Comments

21st September same day as UN Peace Day


Official opening by Mayor or Sheriff 11am

Peace Cycle starts midday from amphitheatre

Please bring your bike 11am if you wish to participate

Refreshments and Bike Docter Healthchecks 10-3pm

Something for everyone

Please also visit: www.mayorsforpeace.org

“The United Kingdom’s Nuclear Weapons Programme – Past, Present and Future”

Posted on | April 26, 2019 | No Comments

May 17, 2019
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

Dear Friends, it is time to alert you to the next UNA LunchBox talk which will take place at 1pm on Friday 17th May 2019 at the Friends Meeting House in Upper Goat Lane, Norwich NR2 1EW.

The talk will be given by Dr Suzanne Doyle who will talk about “The United Kingdom’s Nuclear Weapons Programme – Past, Present and Future”.

Dr Suzanne Doyle is a Lecturer in International Relations in the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies at UEA.

Suzanne’s research focuses on the US-UK nuclear relationship. She completed her PhD on the United Kingdom’s purchase of the US Trident missile system. Her wider research interests include nuclear history, transatlantic relations, US and British defence policy, security studies and the Cold War.  She is currently working on a monograph analysing the UK’s purchase of Trident missiles from the United States.

At a time when the UK is considering upgrading our Trident Missiles at great price, this is an important and timely talk.

best wishes,


Vice Chair UNA (Norwich & District)

Let’s aim to be carbon neutral by 2025′

Posted on | April 18, 2019 | No Comments

April 19, 2019
10:30 amto11:30 am

Dear Friends,
This Friday, 19th April, by the ‘Brain’ sculpture in Hay Hill, 10.30am to 11.30am, Juliet Wimhurst and I will be holding ‘Let’s aim to be carbon neutral by 2025’ posters and would welcome anyone else who would like to join us with posters/banners.

Many thanks,
Ann Ray

Friends of the Earth versus EDF

Posted on | April 6, 2019 | No Comments

April 12, 2019
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

Dear Friends,   We are meeting a week earlier this month because of Good Friday.  We meet on Friday 12 April in the Friends Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane, Norwich NR2  1EW. Our speaker will speak at 1pm sharp.  

We’re very lucky to have Rachel Fulcher to talk to us this month, for she is the coordinator of Suffolk Coastal Friends of the Earth (FOE), which is involved in a mammoth struggle with EDF Energy over whether another two nuclear reactors should by plonked down on the eroding Suffolk coast or not.

To hear from a Non-Governmental Organisation like FOE is also valuable for the United Nations Association. The UN has an unfortunate glitch among its agencies, as since 1959 two of the UN agencies, the International Atomic Energy Agency and the World Health Organisation, have had a binding agreement with each other to limit any bad news that gets out about nuclear power. The IAEA is the stronger body, reporting to the Security Council while the WHO reports to the General Assembly, and the IAEA’s mission is very clearly to promote nuclear power. If Sizewell is going to cost even more than it already will, to keep the sea out, we’re only likely to hear about it in advance from an independent NGO.

More generally, the Suffolk Sandlings are home to many species already endangered by us, so the additional risks to them of both climate change and human technology are things we should ponder on.

Hope to see you at this timely and important talk.

Best wishes,


“UN Peacekeeping – the Reality”

Posted on | March 9, 2019 | No Comments

March 15, 2019
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

Dear Friends,   It is time to tell you about our next UNA LunchBox talk.  It will be at 1pm on Friday 15th March 2019 at the Friends Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane, Norwich NR2  1EW. The talk will be given by Ronald Quejas-Risdon and Philippa Blake-Roberts and is entitled “UN Peacekeeping – the Reality”..   The UN Peacekeeping does not always enjoy good publicity so it will be good to hear from sombody with first hand experience.  Ronald Quejas-Risdon is now retired from being an administration officer with UN Department of Peacekeeping Operation. He joined in 1993. He has travelled a lot and served in the Middle East, Somalia, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan and Sudan among others.   Do please come and hear about the reality of UN Peacekeeping.   best wishes,   Marguerite Vice Chair UNA (Norwich & District)

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