Status of the Treaty on the Prohibition of nuclear weapons 5 things you can do to support the nuclear ban

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Could Spain be the first NATO State to sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty?

December 6th 2018

In September 2018, political party Podemos obtained a commitment from the Spanish government to sign the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). The government has not yet announced how and when they will implement this decision.


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Manchester endorses the ICAN Cities Appeal

November 29th 2018

All over the world, cities are taking the lead and calling on their governments to join the Nuclear Ban Treaty.


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Los Angeles, Sydney and Toronto join new ICAN Cities Appeal

November 7th 2018

ICAN today launches the Cities Appeal, a commitment by cities and towns to show support for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and call on their governments to join


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122 states reaffirm their support for the Nuclear Ban Treaty

November 2nd 2018

The UNGA First Committee just passed a resolution supporting the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and calling on all states to join it as soon as possible


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LAUNCH: Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor

October 29th 2018

ICAN partner Norwegian People’s Aid has launched the first report of a newly established watchdog for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW)


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ICAN congratulates 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Nadia Murad and Dr Denis Mukwege

October 5th 2018

Both laureates thoroughly deserve this honour through their incredible work to address sexual violence in conflict, and we look forward to working with them as Nobel laureates dedicated to a peaceful world safe from both the threats of nuclear weapons and the use of sexual violence in war, both fundamental violations of international law.

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  • 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