UNA LASER Special Campaign Alert: The Russian Invasion of Ukraine

On February 24th Russian troops invaded Ukraine. This has left a significant trail of destruction and a growing humanitarian crisis. At the time of writing, more than 1 million Ukrainians have been forced from their homes with many still living in heavily shelled areas. Many Ukrainians have sought refuge in neighbouring states: Moldova, Romania, Hungary, […]

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The UK Must Take Forward its Climate Change Commitments Following COP26

The UK’s work is far from over as president of COP. There are still fundamental challenges that must be addressed this year: as members and supporters of UNA LASER, we should put pressure on our MPs to ensure that the UK government acts on its Glasgow promises. Having hosted the delayed COP26 in Glasgow last […]

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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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