Urge the G7 leaders to ensure vaccines for all and to address Climate Change

UNA LASER is a member of the Crack the Crises coalition. There is an important opportunity to influence the G7 world leaders due to meet in Cornwall on 11th June. Please add your voice by joining the Wave of Hope and messaging your MP through this link: crackthecrises.org. You can also retweet here. Here is […]

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Calling for an immediate overhaul of the UK domestic oil and gas policy

LASER – as a member of the Climate Coalition – has signed the following letter, coordinated by the Global Gas and Oil Network and being sent to the Prime Minsiter on Thursday 27th May. Do use it as a basis for lobbying your MP! Dear Prime Minister, The International Energy Agency (IEA), the world’s most […]

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Ask your MP to press for restoration of UK aid as soon as possible

Please adapt this letter for your MP to ensure that the messages get to the Chancellor. (Feel free to write a similar direct to the Chancellor, but this is likely to be dealt with by an official.) Don’t forget to include your full, postal address so s/he knows you are a constituent. Dear [MP’s name] […]

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Write to PM, Defence Secretary & your MP about UK and TPNW

The UN Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is effective from 22nd January 2021. LASER’s Chair has writtento the Prime Minister and Defence Secretary to encourage them to take the UK into this Treaty. Do write in similar terms to your MPs (giving your full address so they know you are a constituent). Dear […]

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Write to PM and Chancellor to save UK Aid!

25th November, 2020 We have been proud that the UK meets the target set by the UN in 1970 for spending 0.7% GNI on Overseas Development Assistance. This is now under threat. Please urgently write to the Prime Minister (privateoffice@no10.x.gsi.gov.uk) and the Chancellor of the Exchequer (rishi.sunak.mp@parliament.uk, public.enquiries@hmtreasury.gov.uk)  to urge them not to cut this […]

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Follow-up to WHAT NEXT FOR THE UN? Building a more secure world Festival

Hundreds of people from all over the world joined us from 18th-24th October to agree actions for building a more secure world. Peace Child International joined us in creating nightly workshops on: Peace Security; Food Security; Environmental Security; Economic Security; Peace and Security; Digital Security. Details of these can be found on the festival website. […]

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Hiroshima 75: promoting the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear (ICAN) weapons is encouraging us to forward the following letter to our MPs this week (Hiroshima was 6th August; Nagasaki  9th August). We are urging the UK government to support the new UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Place de Cornavin              […]

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Urgent briefing on humanitarian disaster in Yemen

Yemen: Two million under Fives are malnourished[1] UNICEF says “360,00 children will Die”[2]  UN Agencies are facing a major funding crisis after donors, including the UK, Saudi Arabia and the UAE have cut their pledges by 50%. The UN’s humanitarian chief, Mark Lowcock, said unless more money was raised Yemen “will face a horrific outcome […]

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Asking Foreign Secretary urgently to save lives in Yemen

private.office@fco.gov.uk Dear Foreign Secretary I am writing to you on behalf of the United Nations Association London and South East Region out of extreme concern for the humanitarian situation in Yemen. In 2017, 16m were in need humanitarian assistance, now there are 24m – 80% of the population. 10 million children do not have access […]

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Asking the Prime Minster to reconsider the proposed merger of DfID with the FCO

To the Prime Minister 2nd July, 2020 Dear Prime Minister I am writing on behalf of the London and South East Region of the United Nations Association (UNA LASER), as we think the proposed merger of the Department for International Development with the Foreign Office would be a grave mistake. It will be interpreted all […]

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Supporting the Secretary General’s Call for a COVID-19 Global Ceasefire

On 23rd March 2020, UN Secretary General António Guterres said, “The fury of the virus illustrates the folly of war. That is why, today, I am calling for an immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world.  It is time to put armed conflict on lockdown and focus together on the true fight of our […]

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