Event Date: 16th October 2021
The final deadline for registration is Monday 27th September.
Dear CND Groups, Areas, Regions, Nations, Specialist Sections and Affiliates,
We look forward to welcoming you to CND’s AGM and annual conference, this year titled No New Nuclear Arms Race which will be held on Saturday 16th October and Sunday 24th October.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, we will be holding our conference online again this year, so members can take vital decisions and carry out crucial discussions while keeping everyone safe, and because at the time of writing it is too uncertain to plan a physical gathering of this size.
CND’s AGM and policy conference will take place on Saturday 16th October, and our public conference for discussion and debate will take place on Sunday October 24th. Please join us!
Saturday 16th October – CND AGM & Policy Conference
The AGM will include elections for Officers and directly elected council members. The review of campaigning activities and finances will be taken at the AGM.
Following on from the AGM there will be policy and strategy debates centred on motions submitted by groups and members. This is our policy conference that provides members with the important opportunity to decide our overall direction for the coming year so please do encourage as many of your groups or members as possible to join and contribute!
Deadline for amendments to ordinary resolutions, deadline for special resolutions, i.e constitutional amendments and amendments to our strategic objectives
Accepting Nominations for Officer and directly elected National Council positions
Registering for conference
27th September 12 noon
Submitting emergency resolutions
11th October 12 noon
This year there will be no registration fee for conference delegates.
Information about CND AGM and Policy Conference
Who can participate?
CND Groups, Areas, Regions, Nations, Specialist Sections and Affiliates are all entitled to send delegates to CND conference and AGM. Individual members are also eligible to participate. All those voting at the AGM must be company members of CND (a legal obligation because CND is a company limited by guarantee). Unless you have specifically opted out of company membership, national CND membership includes this. Conference registration will be opening shortly.
The number of delegates eligible to attend conference and the number of votes to which your group is entitled will be emailed to groups in late September by the Supporter Database Manager. The number of company members in your group determines your voting entitlement at conference. To maximise your votes, make sure as many of your members as possible are company members as well as members of CND by Monday 6 September.
Please send nominations for officers and directly elected Council members to Kirsty Stewart at [email protected]. Please provide contact details for your nominees (a current email address is enormously helpful) and your own contact details, including email addresses where possible. We will confirm receipt of your nomination by email; if you don’t hear from us within 3 working days, please send it in again.
Please see the online Conference page for information about submitting resolutions to Conference, which can be done through our website. The detailed rules about resolutions are contained in the Conference Standing Orders, which are also available online. Alternatively, you can email resolutions to [email protected]. We will confirm receipt of your resolution by email; if you don’t hear from us within 3 working days, please send it in again.
If you are submitting a resolution please provide contact details for a representative available to agree compositing during the two weeks from August 2nd, but particularly in the first week of August.
Please help our team by registering as early as possible for Conference. The final deadline for registration is Monday 27th September.
Please register via the Eventbrite page for the Conference here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cnd-agm-policy-conference-2021-no-new-nuclear-arms-race-tickets-163069744997
We hope that the information in this mailing will help you play an active role. If these procedures are unclear, please contact us using the details below and we will be happy to clarify them or talk you through any points. You will receive further information about Conference in the summer membership edition of Campaign and in future Conference mailings. As more information becomes available we will also be updating the website at www.cnduk.org/conference.
Please send enquiries by email if possible.
Email: [email protected] with the subject line CND Conference 2021.
Write to: CAWG, Mordechai Vanunu House, 162 Holloway Road, London, N7 8DQ
Telephone: Ask for Kirsty Stewart or Kate Hudson on 020 7700 2393
Yours in peace,
Daniel Blaney, Katy West & Hannah Tweddell
CAWG (Conference Arrangements Working Group)
Dear CND groups, areas, regions, nations, specialist sections and affiliates,
This mailing contains the motions that have been submitted for Conference and which are open for amendment (by member organisations only, not individuals). Please click here to download the motions for CND Conference 2021.
Standing Orders state that “representative organisations and affiliates of CND may each submit up to two amendments to the resolutions on the Interim Agenda. In selecting amendments to go onto the Final Agenda the CAWG shall operate under the same rules and guidelines as for the resolutions. No amendment shall be selected which introduces new matter outside the scope of the resolution, or which negates the sense of the whole resolution, or which lengthens the resolution by more than 50 words.”
Any amendments must be sent to CND Office Manager Rob Wells at [email protected] by the end of Friday 10 September.
Any constitutional amendments also must be received by this date (these cannot be amended).
Deadline (end of)
Special (Constitutional) resolutions
Amendments to ordinary resolutions
Nomination of organisational representatives
Registration for this year’s Conference is taking place online, and is now open. Please visit our Eventbrite page, where you can register your group and also individually. When registering a group, please use the email address of someone who can provide the details of your group delegates, as we will contact you after your register to arrange this.
Please note that this year CND Conference will take place online over two weekends. CND AGM and Policy Conference will take place on Saturday 16 October and our public conference No New Nuclear Arms Race will be held on Sunday 24 October.
If you register for the AGM and Policy Conference, you will also be registered for the public conference.
Please do let people know about the public event, which they can register for directly via Zoom.
If you have any further queries please contact Rob by email at [email protected].
Yours in peace,
Daniel Blaney, Hannah Tweddell & Katy West