Thank you

Thank you so much for attending CND Conference 2016 in Manchester! Your contributions were greatly appreciated and any feedback you have from the weekend is welcomed. 

Please see the  CND Conference 2016 Resolutions here.

If you’re unsure whether CND conference is for you, please see the below agenda for CND conference 2016 to get an idea of what the weekend is all about.

Saturday 22nd October – AGM & Policy Conference

AGENDA: CND AGM & Policy Conference

Next steps for nuclear disarmament

09.30 Registration opens (until 12.30pm)

10.00 Council meeting to ratify company members

10.05 Conference opens with AGM

Welcome from the Chair

10.15 Steering Committee Report

10.25 Elections: Hustings for officer posts

Resolution: All Officers endorsed in the ballot, results to be announced later, are elected

Resolution: All 15 Council Members chosen in the ballot, results to be announced later, are elected

Resolution: All Council members nominated by the nations, regions, specialist sections

Youth & Student CND (names to be read out) are elected

10.40 Special Resolution

10.45 Campaigns presentation and questions

Resolution: The annual report is accepted

Resolution: All those involved in working on behalf of the campaign during the year, the Officers, council, staff, volunteers and members/activists are congratulated.

11.30 Tea break

11.45 Treasurer’s report and questions

Resolution: The accounts are accepted

Resolution: All those involved in working on the accounts, the Treasurer, AFG, Finance Officer and the

Accountants are thanked for their work

12.25 Auditors

Resolution: The accountant Simon Erskine is appointed to report on the accounts.

12.30 Fundraising Appeal

End of AGM


13.10 Close of ballot for officer endorsement and directly-elected places
Close of ballot for emergency resolutions

13.25 CND Conference policy debates:

  • Resolution 1: Stop Trident: our post-vote campaigning focus
  • Resolution 2: Continuing to campaign on Trident
  • Resolution 3: Trident and new technology

Strategy Resolution

Announcement of emergency resolutions ballot result

Announcement of officer endorsement results

14.30 Afternoon break

14:45 Conference re-opens

Policy debates continued:

Emergency Resolutions

  • Resolution 4: NATO and Missile Defence
  • Resolution 5: Nuclear weapons and the Labour movement
  • Resolution 6: Emerging weapons
  • Resolution 7: Nuclear power
  • Resolution 8: Working with Youth & Student CND

16.45 Announcement of Council direct election results
16.55 Chair’s closing remarks
17:00 close of conference and beginning of drinks reception

Sunday 23rd October – CND Open Conference: New political times, new campaigning methods?



9.30 – 10.00:  Registration

10.00 – 10.15: Opening address: Dave Webb, Chair of CND – ‘What’s going on in politics and how does it affect our campaigning?’

10.15 – 11.30: Panel discussion: Campaigning techniques – What works?

  • Ben Sellers, who ran the Jeremy for Leader social media campaign: digital organising
  • Kat Hobbs, from Campaign Against the Arms Trade: using direct action 
  • Rebecca Long-Bailey, MP for Salford and Eccles: working with Parliamentarians and political parties
  • Aaron Bastani, founder of Novara Media: 21st century media landscape
  • Sean Morris, from Nuclear Free Local Authorities: working with local councils and Mayors for Peace

11.30 – 11.45:  Refreshments

11.45 – 12.45:  Workshops

  • Promoting an ethical foreign policy in Labour (with Labour CND)
  • Anti-Trident campaigning – the Scottish perspective (with Scottish CND)
  • Peace campaigning in faith and inter-faith contexts (with Christian CND)

12.45 – 13.45:  Lunch

Lunch will not be provided but there are many shops and cafes nearby.

13.45 – 14.45:  Workshops

  • For a nuclear-free future: campaigning at universities and colleges (with Youth & Student CND)
  • A new global treaty banning nuclear weapons – how? why? what? when? (with International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons)
  • Beyond Nuclear? – towards a safe, secure and renewable energy future (with Greater Manchester & District CND, focusing on nuclear power issues)

14.45 – 15.00: Closing remarks

At 3pm there will be a guided walk around the Manchester Peace Trail, led by CND member Steve Roman. It departs from the Mechanics Institute at 3.00 and will finish around 5.00 in Piccadilly Gardens. The walk covers sites connected with the growth of Manchester as the world’s first industrial city and its importance as a centre for peace and radical political activity.

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