Campaign News


Blog: Countdown to nuclear ban negotiations

January 12th 2017

UN negotiations to outlaw nuclear weapons will begin on 27 March 2017. This blog will keep you informed of key developments in the lead-up


UN General Assembly approves historic resolution

December 23rd 2016

The UN General Assembly today approved a historic resolution to launch negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons


Voting on UN resolution for nuclear ban treaty

December 23rd 2016

The UN General Assembly confirmed on 23 December that negotiations will start in 2017 on a nuclear weapon ban treaty


Nuclear ban treaty negotiations in 2017

December 15th 2016

The United Nations will convene negotiations in 2017 on “a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons”


Campaign highlights of 2016

December 14th 2016

This has been a huge year for ICAN. Here are some of the highlights of our journey towards a ban on nuclear weapons



  • 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 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