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About the treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons

July 7th 2017

On 7 July 2017, the UN adopted a landmark agreement to ban nuclear weapons. Here we answer some FAQs about how the treaty will operate


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The United Nations prohibits nuclear weapons

July 7th 2017

After a decade-long effort by ICAN, and 72 years after their invention, today states at the United Nations formally adopted a treaty to ban nuclear weapons


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Poised to outlaw nuclear weapons

July 6th 2017

At the UN on Friday, an overwhelming majority of the world’s nations will decide whether to adopt a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons


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Ai Weiwei, renowned artist, lends support to ban

June 23rd 2017

The Chinese artist sent a message of support this week to delegates involved in the UN nuclear weapon ban treaty negotiations


  • aiweiwei

    “Let’s act up! Ban nuclear weapons completely and unconditionally.”

    Ai Weiwei Artist and activist

  • sheen

    “If Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr were alive today, they would be part of ICAN.”

    Martin Sheen Actor and activist

  • bankimoon

    “I salute ICAN for working with such commitment and creativity.”

    Ban Ki-moon Former UN chief

  • yokoono

    “We can do it together. With your help, our voice will be made still stronger. Imagine peace.”

    Yoko Ono Artist

  • jodywilliams

    “Governments say a nuclear weapons ban is unlikely. Don’t believe it. They said the same about a mine ban treaty.”

    Jody Williams Nobel laureate

  • desmondtutu

    “With your support, we can take ICAN its full distance – all the way to zero nuclear weapons.”

    Desmond Tutu Nobel laureate

  • herbiehancock

    “Because I cannot tolerate these appalling weapons, I whole-heartedly support ICAN.”

    Herbie Hancock Jazz musician

  • dalailama

    “I can imagine a world without nuclear weapons, and I support ICAN.”

    Dalai Lama Nobel laureate