NPC&PC is against all forms of extra-judicial killing

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“Sustainable Shipping for a Sustainable Planet – The Role of the United Nations”.

Posted on | January 1, 2020 | No Comments

November 30, -0001
12:00 am

Dear Friends,

Happy New Year !  It is time to tell you about the next UNA Lunchbox talk on Friday 17 January 2020 at 1pm in the Friends Meeting House in Upper Goat Lane, Norwich NR2 1EW.

Our speaker will be Lee Adamson, Head of Information Services, Legal Affairs and External Relations Division at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) – an agency of the UN.

But although safety at sea was and remains IMO’s most important responsibility, a new problem began to emerge – pollution. The growth in the amount of oil being transported by sea and in the size of oil tankers was of particular concern and the Torrey Canyon disaster of 1967, in which 120,000 tonnes of oil was spilled, demonstrated the scale of the problem.

During the next few years IMO introduced a series of measures designed to prevent tanker accidents and to minimize their consequences. It also tackled the environmental threat caused by routine operations such as the cleaning of oil cargo tanks and the disposal of engine room wastes – in tonnage terms a bigger menace than accidental pollution.

The title of Lee’s talk will be “Sustainable Shipping for a Sustainable Planet – The Role of the United Nations”.

Lee will talk about what the IMO does and how the 171 member countries work together on matters like ship design, crew training and environmental matters. He will also talk about IMO’s work helping developing countries build the capacity to meet their obligations under international treaties.

This is a timely and important topic and I hope that as many people as possible will come to hear it.

Peace on Earth

Posted on | December 20, 2019 | No Comments

The bomb

Posted on | December 14, 2019 | No Comments

What a monumental waste of money, resources and energy.

Please visit

for something better and more rational

Palestine fundraising supper

Posted on | October 24, 2019 | No Comments

please come along if you can

Laying of the White Poppy Wreath

Posted on | October 23, 2019 | No Comments

Dear Friends.

You are invited to the annual laying of the White Poppy Wreath.

At 12.30pm on Sunday 10th November 12.30pm: Norwich Peace memorial in front of the Council House. 

We will gather at the memorial, invite young people and children to lay the wreath and hold all victims of war in the Light.

Bring and share lunch at the Friends Meeting House. Tea and coffee will be provided.

People of all faiths, and none, are welcome.

In peace, in light, in love

ICAN, please visit

Posted on | September 30, 2019 | No Comments

CND Symbol in Norwich

Posted on | September 30, 2019 | No Comments

(Update and reminder ) NB Norwich City Council has voted to support the ICAN initiative to ban all nuclear weapons forever

Photo by Clive Fudge

moments of peace

Posted on | September 16, 2019 | No Comments

“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

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